Category: Education

Bridging borders: TAMK's intensive teaching weeks with Qilu University of Technology, China

Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) is having a joint program in applied chemistry with our long-term partner Qilu University of Technology (QLUT). Since 2021, this program has flourished despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in the past years, and in the light of new normal, TAMK sent a group of six teachers for intensive teaching in China in August 2023.

Celebrating success: The first group of Top-Up Nursing students graduates from TAMK

On May 26th, an atmosphere of pride and accomplishment filled the air at the Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) as 31 students from the Nursing Top-Up Degree Programme donned their graduation caps and gowns. This remarkable occasion marked the culmination of their 1.5-year journey, which began in January 2022. The Top-Up Nursing Programme, designed specifically for international students who hold a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from their home country, provided these students with an opportunity to enhance their skills, familiarise themselves with the Finnish healthcare system, and strengthen their proficiency in the Finnish language.

EduSTA a global fore runner in teachers’ sustainability competences

Green transition is the agreed objective of European Policies. Also, the need for workforce that has the knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable the change is widely acknowledged. We need teachers who can teach the students these skills. This is a crucial element of achieving the goals of green transition. Presently, the models of teacher’s competences on ESD have been quite abstract, which has caused great variation in the interpretations of these competences between countries and even within educational organisations.

Hoi-Hoi! Said dutch students in Breda University of Applied Sciences

Upon my first visit abroad since the pandemic, I, Harri Karvinen, Senior Lecturer of Business and Media at Tampere University of Applied Sciences, had the opportunity to participate in a teacher exchange at Breda University of Applied Sciences (Buas). The initial steps were taken in June 2022, when representatives from Buas visited Tampere and Tampere University of Applied Sciences. After their visit, it was clear that they were impressed with our hospitality and the potential for cooperation between our institutions.

TAMK in Senegal – Future of e-learning is in Africa

Tampere University of Applied Sciences participated on a business trip organised by Finnpartnership in Dakar, Senegal, at the end of May. TAMK’s focus during the trip was to share information especially about TAMK’s teacher training services to African market area. The Finnpartnership business partnership programme supports Finnish companies and companies in developing countries in finding new business opportunities and partners. The programme is funded annually with about 4 million Euros from the development cooperation appropriations of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Students from the MBA in Educational Leadership take part in the world’s longest running online conference

Back in 1996, a fledgling online bookstore called Amazon was giving traditional bookstores cause for concern and the term social media was used to describe a long-forgotten platform called Six Degrees. In those days of modem dialups, the World Wide Web was a very different landscape. This was the background to the inaugural TCC Worldwide Online Conference, organised by the University of Hawaii and designed to connect those involved in higher education through discussions around “innovations and practices that accompany the use of technology in teaching and learning.”