Category: International cooperation

Just triple transition towards zero pollution – digital, social and green

The world is in transition. This transformation concerns us globally in environmental, economic and social terms. We need both tools and determination to drive the transition towards just and responsible solutions across sectors and borders. However, reaching just transition is not easy since it means complex actions, whilst simplifying things often end up with insufficient or even wrong answers.

Creating partnership by small scale cooperation

TAMK and Moi University from Kenya established new partnership last year. To get to know each other and find common interests, the teachers from TAMK and Moi organized small scale cooperation and brought together students from Business and Social Services. The key objective was to learn about the wellbeing of young adults in Kenya and Finland. According to the feedback from students the event was a success. Ongoing collaboration opened up also mobility funding for future.

Presenting Finnish education excellency in India: TAMK in Didac 2023

Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) participated in DIDAC 2023 exhibition in India together with Education Finland delegation in mid-October 2023. Didac 2023 is Indian’s only and Asia’s largest exhibition in education and skills. Along with another nine organizations from Finland, TAMK has presented in the exhibition and promoted our educational services to Indian market.

ITMA Exhibition - showcasing the latest textile innovations and technologies

Three Textile and Material team staff members participated in the international textile and garment technology exhibition, ITMA, in Milan, Italy on 8.-11.6.2023. Marja Rissanen, Senior Lecturer, was interested in sustainable textile materials and manufacturing methods. Minna Varheenmaa, Project Engineer, was more focused on smart textiles and innovations, and Maria Änkö, Laboratory Engineer, was interested in testing devices.

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.

How can we turn applied sciences into innovations?

The question above was posed at the conference Applied Sciences as drivers for regional innovation ecosystems in Africa, organized by German Academic Exchange Service DAAD in Brussels. TAMK participated the conference to find synergies and to share knowledge. To sum up, quite many of the practices discussed in the conference can be utilized also for regional innovation ecosystems elsewhere than in Africa; feel free to grasp ideas!

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.