Page updated 5.4.2017

Sharing expertise with colleagues from around the world

TUAS international week was officially opened on Monday March 27th, 2017. Dozens of international guests arrived to ICT City from all over the world.

– The theme of the event was Finland 100 years. The guests certainly got a good taste of the Finnish culture. In addition we had such a great time listening to inspiring speeches, networking, enjoying traditional music and dancing Finnish folk dance “tanhu”, and with some delicious refreshments of course, said International Relations Officer Päivi Oliva from the Faculty of Business, ICT and Chemical Engineering.

During the week the guests had many opportunities to get to know the Finnish educational system and work together in teams and share ideas.

Innopeda – a learning method developed at TUAS

#Innopeda is a learning method developed at TUAS. It is based on experimenting, sharing know-how, and combining different approaches.

– With Innopeda we successfully connect teaching, research and development activities, internationality, and co-operation with working life, said Minna Scheinin, TUAS’ Head of Future Learning Design.

During the Innopeda workshop the guests got to know the active learning methods and educational learning environments at TUAS. They also discussed the needs of future employers and what innovation competences the future employees should gain before they graduate and jump into working life, and how the higher education institutes can respond to those needs.  

Multidisciplinary cooperation

At the CoMoViWo multiplier event, international teachers and researchers learned about communication in mobile and virtual environments. It was nice to see that the event stirred a lot of discussion and interaction among the listeners.

Monday´s programme ended with a guided tour at SparkUp and Werstas, a dynamic and innovative StartUp community, just before inspiring pitches were held at SparkUp premises. The pitching and future cooperation planning was a great success: eleven pitches were given by the international and TUAS experts and more were shared on Friday. New connections and project ideas were created and the international cooperation will certainly be fostered with our partner universities.

– The multidisciplinary programme received a lot of positive feedback from the guests and we will continue with the cooperation between the faculties in the future international weeks. This provides a good platform to build innovative cooperation, said International Relations Coordinator Taina Nordgren from the Faculty of Health and Well-being.

TUAS International Week was an opportunity for lecturers to teach in a different environment, network and plan future cooperation with other teachers, staff and R&D experts from TUAS and guests around the world. The week was a great way to promote not just TUAS, but also the region, expertise and knowhow of Southwest Finland and the City of Turku.