Category: Exchange studies

Textile research and study opportunities in Germany

Marja Rissanen, Senior Lecturer of Textile and Material Engineering from Tampere University of Applied Sciences, took part in a weeklong staff exchange in Germany in May. The visiting institutes were Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Albstadt-Sigmaringen University, and German Textile and Fiber Research Institute Denkendorf. Before the visit, TAMK upgraded the Erasmus exchange agreements with Niederrhein and Albstadt-Sigmaringen also covering textile and material engineering students.

Student experience about Finland: Foreign friends visiting

Being a foreigner in Finland can be a unique experience, as Finland has a distinct culture and way of life that may be different from what you are used to. However, Finland is known for being a safe and stable country with a high standard of living, which can make it an attractive place to live, study, work or visit. It has been said that one of the biggest challenges of being a foreigner in Finland can be the language barrier. However, most Finns speak English fluently, so communication is usually not a problem. But, how to cope with the weather and other culture shocks?

Teacher exchange in Albania was worth it

Mari Laaksonen, Senior Lecturer of Social Services and Health Care and Arja Halkoaho, Principal Lecturer of Social Services and Health Care from Tampere University of Applied Sciences took part in one weeklong teacher exchange in Albania in April. The teacher exchange was conducted by the universities' health sciences departments. The trip was a wonderful experience and emphasised the importance of cooperation.

What does an international university of applied sciences mean?

According to TAMK's strategy, we want to be the most international university of applied sciences. We are increasing our internationality by, for example, increasing our English-language training offering, focusing on international marketing and changing our recruitment principles. These means of internationalisation aim to ensure that TAMK has more international students and staff. For me, the superlative at the heart of TAMK's strategy means ambition of the goal, but also a variety of methods abroad and in Finland.