Category: Project

Qualitative improvement for teacher education in Rwanda

The Higher Education Pedagogies for Teacher Education (HEP-TED) project has been granted a significant 1.1 million euros in funding from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. The project, launched in January 2024, aims to develop, and strengthen the capacity of Rwandan higher education institutions and it contributes to sustainable development through quality teacher education for general education, and technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

Capacity building to support circular economy business in Namibia

The need for the development of circular economy (CE) in Namibia is obvious based on both economic, environmental, and social sustainability. At the beginning of November 2023 started a joint project with TAMK and Tampere University aiming at the capacity building of circular economy in Namibia. The project, funded by Finnpartnership, supports the feasibility study of a Finnish company. The project started intensively with a trip to Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia.

Niitty 2 - Working together with immigrant families for a better everyday life

The number of immigrants in Finland is increasing for many reasons. In 2022, 508,000 of Finland's population had a foreign background or 9 percent of the entire population. Settling in a new country takes time and energy, especially in the beginning. At different stages of integration, questions or feelings may come to mind, even though they have lived in a new country for a long time.

Minun ääneni – A project that brings Alzheimer’s people together to enjoy music

As nursing students from TAMK, we got the opportunity to participate in the Minun ääneni project (translated as the “My Voice” project). This project is for people with memory disorders, and the particular event we joined was a music event in Pakkahuone on September 21st for the World’s Alzheimer’s Day. Attending was part of our Nursing Care for the Elderly studies.

The Soaring Growth of Nonwoven Production in China

Nonwovens are a type of engineered fabric made of fibers bonded together rather than woven. They have diverse applications in sectors ranging from healthcare and hygiene to automotive and fashion. This blog post delves into the dramatic rise of nonwoven production in China over the past decade and the factors fueling its success. At the same time, this growth presents challenges for the nonwovens industry in Europe. Hence, we conclude with recommendations for Europe to take proactive measures in response.

Unlocking Sustainability: The Power of Engineered Fabrics in Nonwovens Industry

Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi, a luminary in textile innovation, with a Ph.D. from Leeds University in 1982, has left an indelible mark through groundbreaking research and transformative leadership. Currently, he holds the Klopman Distinguished Professorship of Textile Materials and is the Director of the Nonwovens Institute at NC State. This blog post draws inspiration from Dr. Pourdeyhimi's recent visit to Tampere University of Applied Sciences, where he delivered a captivating presentation.