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Master's programmes at TUAS Faculty of Health and Well-being attracted international guests

An international seminar arranged by the Faculty of Health and Well-being at TUAS gathered together almost 30 guests from different countries. The seminar, organized on 1–3 October, was primarily aimed at Master’s level students.

Photos: Iván Salvador Domínguez​

The opening day of the 3-day international seminar took participants to the Visitor and Innovation Centre Joki, located in the heart of the Turku Science Park and right next to TUAS Kupittaa campus. The atmosphere was excited, with nostalgic music, mingling and getting to know one another.

Visiting lecturers and learning about the international MEGA project

The guests were also introduced with the MEGA project (“Building Capacity by Implementing mhGAP Mobile Intervention in SADC Countries”). MEGA, funded by Erasmus+ Capacity Building for Higher Education and coordinated by TUAS, aims to prevent depression and other mental health issues of adolescents in southern parts of Africa by developing a mobile application that can be used in primary health care for early intervention purposes even in the most remote areas in SADC countries.

Day 2 was a seminar day targeted at Master’s level students, who got to attend interesting lectures by visiting lecturers under the themes of leadership and management, clinical practice, health technology and health promotion. In addition to TUAS Master students, there were visiting students from partner universities in the audience.

Networking in the Turku Archipelago

Day 3 was dedicated to networking and cruising, with a chance to admire the beautiful archipelago of Southwest Finland and plan for future cooperation.

“This week has been an enlightening experience”, says says Goran Gumze, Director of International Office at Alma Mater Europaea, Slovenia. “We have learned how to carry out multidisciplinary cooperation between different fields of health care and how similar the essential questions are in different countries. Most definitely, there are many opportunities for future cooperation.”