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.
Plastic Packaging – Educational Practices and Tips for Companies in Transition Towards Circular Economy
European Green Deal aims to put end to the constantly growing packaging waste while boosting reuse and recycling. Although many steps have already been taken to pave the way for circular economy in the packaging sector, more needs to be done. Competence development and collaboration between educational institutions and companies is one of the key factors needed to solve this task.
From November 3rd to 17th Virpi Heinonen and Marta Gil-Carcedo from Tampere University of Applied Sciences were on a business trip to Chile. The purpose of the visit was to reconnect with partners and alumni and start new collaborations from north to south. There were many meetings with current and new partners to design and plan new ambitious training programmes and workshops.
After almost three years since the PackAlliance project’s physical kick-off meeting in Zaragoza, Spain, we were finally able to meet in person in Italy to close the loop and to proceed for the final stages of the project.
The week of November 14th to 18th, Tampere University of Applied Sciences was visited by a delegation of leaders from Lincoln International Academy School in Chile. The principal, John Seaquist had visited TAMK along with other representatives from the institution at the Educational Leadership Forum held at TAMK in May 2022.
Eye on TAMK 2022 Multidisciplinary International Week focused on the digital education but at the same time provided excellent opportunities for overall networking. Eye on TAMK event is a great possibility to meet colleagues and share ideas and experiences. The topic of Genomics Informed Nursing Care during 2022 event raised interest and started collaboration with University of Manresa in Spain.
In short, at least an active network, OBREAL Global, which is dedicated to promoting cross-regional South-South-North (SSN) collaboration between different partners – including the higher education institutions and vitiviniculture and oenology (Vita Global project). And potentially, a lot more too through different kinds of initiatives to support dialogue and synergies between governmental, academic and social sectors to build bridges towards reciprocal cooperation, mutual knowledge transfer, and tackling of common global challenges.
The travel for the BUKA Project partners to meet in person been on hold for a few years. During autumn 2022, all the partners were finally able to visit TAMK, in Finland, on 26.-30.9. and Dublin City College (DCU), in Ireland, on 3.-7.10.
Trust means the confidence in the honesty, integrity and reliability of someone or something. Trust is the foundation of all relationships, and it was repeatedly brought up to the discussion by the Kisii University delegation visit 11.10.2022 to TAMK when hearing about the Finnish society and education.
EuropeAid funded project supports teacher training initiative that brings higher educational institutions from Finland and Albania.