Conferences and Seminars

Seinäjoki UAS hosts an international week, summer school, international conferences and international seminars annually.

  • 2014
    International Project Week
    February 10-16 March, 2014

    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS, School of Technology
    o Participants: 18 lecturers and administrators from 6 different countries and around 400 students (including the exchange students) participating in lectures
    o More information: tapio.pihlajaniemi(a)seamk.fi

    Mexico –seminar
    May 5th, 2014

    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS
    o Key note speaker: Ambassador Norma Bertha Pensado Moreno, Embassy of Mexico in Helsinki
    o More information: Julio.Vallejo(a)seamk.fi
  • 2013

    Business in Latin America -seminar
    November 29th,2013
    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS
    o Participants: 32 from 10 different countries
    o More information: Julio.Vallejo(a)seamk.fi

    Brazil -seminar
    December 10th ,2013
    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS
    o Participants: 25 from 7 different countries
    o More information: Julio.Vallejo(a)seamk.fi

    Global Campus - seminar
    February 4, 2013

    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS
    o Participants: 70 from 7 different countries
    o More information: helli.kitinoja(a)seamk.fi

    International Project Week
    February 11-15, 2013

    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS, School of Technology
    o Participants: 9 lecturers and administrators from 4 different countries and around 400 students (including the exchange students) participating in lectures 
    o More information: tapio.pihlajaniemi(a)seamk.fi

    Arfican Afternoon - Global Responsibility seminar
    May 8, 2013

    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS
    o Participants: 30 from 6 different countries
    o More information:  helli.kitinoja(a)seamk.fi

  • 2012

    Interreg IVB partner meeting in Seinäjoki, “PrimCareIT” project
    February 6-8, 2012

    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS, South Ostrobothnia Regional Council, South Ostrobothnia Health Care District, Kaksineuvoinen Health Center
    o Participants: 35 from 9 different countries
    o More information: helli.kitinoja(a)seamk.fi

    International Project Week
    February 13-17, 2012

    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS, School of Technology
    o Participants: 18 lecturers and around 80 students from 10 different countries
    o More information: tapio.pihlajaniemi(a)seamk.fi

    Up with People –show and voluntary work
    April 30 – May 6, 2012

    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS, Vocational Education Centre Sedu, Vocational Adult Education Sedu
    o Around 2500 participants from more than 15 different countries
    o More information: helli.kitinoja(a)seamk.fi  and terho.valkonen(a)gmail.com

    Tango concert “Remembering Cumbre Mundial del Tango”
    July 12, 2012
    Culture Forum
    July 14, 2012

    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS, City of Seinäjoki, Seinäjoki Tango Festival, Embassy of Argentina
    o Participants: around 400 from different countries
    o More information: julio.vallejo(a)seamk.fi

    Seminar on “Doing Business in Latin America”
    November 23, 2012

    o Host: Business School, Seinäjoki UAS
    o Participants from different countries
    o More information: julio.vallejo(a)seamk.fi

  • 2011

    International Project Week
    February 14-18, 2011
    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS, School of Technology
    o Participants: 18 lecturers from 8 different countries, all students of the School of Technology
    o More information: tapio.pihlajaniemi(a)seamk.fi

    Agro Food Russia seminar
    February 9, 2011
    o Host: South Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce, Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia, City of Seinäjoki SEEK, Seinäjoki UAS, OSKE
    o Participants: 80 from three different countries
    o More Information: international.office(a)seamk.fi 

    Intensive Course “Functional Foods: Science, Engineering and Myths”
    January 30 - February 12, 2011
    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS, School of Technology
    o Participants: 40 from four different countries
    o More information: tapio.pihlajaniemi(a)seamk.fi

    Regional Development through Global Partnership – Latin America and Finland co-operation in HE and working life
    March 23-24, 2011 
    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS, Tampere University and CIMO
    o Participants: 50 from seven different countries
    o More information: helli.kitinoja(a)seamk.fi, julio.vallejo(a)seamk.fi, riina.luttinen(a)seamk.fi    

    Intensive Course ”Creating Care Competence for Immigrant”
    May 15-28, 2011
    o Host: Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, School of Health Care and Social Work
    o Expected participants: 30-40 from 4 different countries
    o More information: helina.mesiaislehto-soukka(a)seamk.fi

    Interreg IVB partner meeting and ICT for Health seminar
    June 28-30, 2011
    o Expected participants: 40 from 8 different countries
    o More information: helli.kitinoja(a)seamk.fi

    Cumbre Mundial del Tango 2011
     June 29 - July 8, 2011

    o  Tango Summit once in two years, including seminars, concerts, milonga dancing as well as workshops and other programme for the citizens. Artists and speakers come from ten different countries.
    o More information: julio.vallejo(a)seamk.fi 

  • 2010

    Markstrat seminar
    January 24-31, 2010

    o Host: Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Business School
    o Participants: 72 students and 20 academic staff members from ? countries
    o More information: ritva.leppanen(a)seamk.fi

    International Project Week
    March 15 – 19, 2010

    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS and  School of Technology
    o Participants: 13 lecturers from 4 different countries, all students of the School of Technology
    o More information: tapio.pihlajaniemi(a)seamk.fi

    International Week and International Conference “Creativity and Innovation”
    March 15-19 2010 (conference: March 18-19, 2010)

    o Host Seinäjoki University of Applied  Sciences
    o Participants: 110 from 14 different countries
    o More information: international.office(a)seamk.fi

    Interreg IVB partner meeting
    March  23-25, 2010
    o  Host: Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Business School
    o More information: outi.aaltonen(a)seamk.fi

    INVEST Intensive Course
    May 23 – June 3, 2010
     
    o Host: Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, School of Health Care and Social Work
    o Participants: From seven HEIs, six different countries, totally 39 teachers and students, also students and academic staff from Seinäjoki UAS
    o More information: helena.jarvi(a)seamk.fi  

    Culture forum and concert 
    July 10, 2010

    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS, City of Seinäjoki, Seinäjoki Tango Festival
    o Participants: around 100 from 5-6 different countries
    o More information: julio.vallejo(a)seamk.fi    

    Seminar on Intercultural Communication
    October 6, 2010

    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS, School of Technology
    o 100 participants from 10 different countries
    o More information: tapio.pihlajaniemi(a)seamk.fi
     
    Seminar on Business in Mercosur
    November 2010

    o Host: Business School, Seinäjoki UAS
    o 50 participants from 10 different countries
    o More information: julio.vallejo(a)seamk.fi 

  • 2009

    International Project Week
    March 08 – 13, 2009

    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS, School of Technology
    o Participants: 23 lecturers  from 8 different countries, all students of the School of Technology
    o More information: tapio.pihlajaniemi(a)seamk.fi

    Seminar on the Educational Cooperation between Vietnam and Finland
    and particularly on that between the Hanoi University of Technology and the Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
    March 13, 2009
    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS, School of Technology
    o Participants: 5 lecturers from 2 different countries, 60 participants
    o More information: tapio.pihlajaniemi(a)seamk.fi

    The 8th International Tango Seminar
    July 10, 2009 
    o Host: Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Business School
    o More information: julio.vallejo(a)seamk.fi
  • 2008

    International Project Week
    March 10-14, 2008

    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS, School of Technology
    o Participants: 12 lecturers from 6 different countries, all students of the School of Technology
    o More information: tapio.pihlajaniemi(a)seamk.fi
             
    The 7th International Tango Seminar
    July 11, 2008

    o Host Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Business School
    o More information: Julio.vallejo(a)seamk.fi

  • 2007

    INTERTANGO seminar: Urban Aspect of Tango - Tango and City
    March 2007, Granada
    o Host: University of Granada, Spain, together with Seinäjoki UAS
    o Participants: Appr. 100 participants from Spain, France and Finland
    o More information: julio.vallejo(a)seamk.fi 

    International Project Week
    March 10 – 14, 2008

    o Host: Seinäjoki UAS, School of Technology
    o Participants: 9 lecturers  from 5 different countries, all students of the School of Technology
    o More information: tapio.pihlajaniemi(a)seamk.fi

    Interreg III B "Cross-Border eHealth in the Baltic Sea Region"
    May 21-22, 2007, Stockholm
    o Host: projects Baltic eHealth and eHealth for Regions
    o For further information: helli.kitinoja(a)seamk.fi and www.ehealthconference.info

    New Focus to European Clinical Nursing
    May 23-26 Prishtina, Kosovo
    o For further information: helli.kitinoja(a)seamk.fi

    INTERTANGO seminar: Internationalization of the Finnish Tango
    July 5-7, 2007, Seinäjoki
    o Seminar of the project Intertango
    o More information: julio.vallejo(a)seamk.fi

    Seminar on Business in Mercosur
    November 26, 2007, Seinäjoki
     
    o Host Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Business School
    o More information: julio.vallejo(a)seamk.fi  
  • 2006

    International Conference Team Teaching CLIL 
    June 14-17, 2006, Helsinki
    o More information helli.kitinoja(a)seamk.fi

    International Tango Seminar
    July, 2006 Seinäjoki
    o Host: Seinäjoki Business School, Seinäjoki Polytechnic
    o 60 participants from 5 different countries
    o More information: julio.vallejo(a)seamk.fi

    Interreg III B "eHealth for the Baltic Sea Region"
    September 13-16, 2006 Seinäjoki
    o Host: Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
    o Expected participants: 30 from 7 different countries
    o For further information: helli.kitinoja(a)seamk.fi

    Precision Farming - Field and Domestic Animal Husbandry 
    November 2-3, 2006
    o Host: Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, School of Agriculture and Forestry, Ilmajoki
    o Expected participants: 80 from 5 different countries
    o For further information: kirsi.suhonen(a)seamk.fi

    INTERTANGO seminar: Social Integration of the New Immigration in the Community
    November 2006 Paris
    o Host: Finnish Institute in Paris together with Seinäjoki UAS
    o Participants: Appr. 100 participants from France, Spain and Finland
    o More information: julio.vallejo(a)seamk.fi 

  • 2005

    Markstrat intensive course/seminar
    January 23-28, 2005 Seinäjoki
    o Host: Seinäjoki Polytechnic, Business School
    o about 100 participants from 7 different countries
    o More information: sirkku.rantalainen(a)seamk.fi

    The 10th Anniversary of the Gateway Programme – Doing Business in Finland and Her Neighbouring Areas:
    The Baltic States and Russia
    May 26-27, 2005 Kauhava
    o Host: Seinäjoki Polytechnic, The Finnish School of SME Business Administration
    o Participants: 70 from 12 different countries
    o For further information: sanna.rinta-nilkku(a)seamk.fi

    Journey of the Baroque II Leonardo da Vinci Seminar:
    Conservation and Restoration of Jaeger’s Oath-Church in
    2 June, 2005 Liepaja, Latvia
    o Host: Seinäjoki Polytechnic
    o Participants: appr. 50 from Finland and Latvia
    o More information: helli.kitinoja(a)seamk.fi and tiina.peltola(a)seamk.fi

    International Tango Seminar in Seinäjoki
    July 7, 2005
    o Host: Seinäjoki Business School, Seinäjoki Polytechnic
    o 70 participants from 5 different countries
    o More information: julio.vallejo(a)seamk.fi

    Food Choices and Healthy Eating Focusing on Vegetables, Fruits and Berries
    September 2-3, 2005

    o Host: School of Food Management, Seinäjoki Polytechnic
    o Themes:
        -    Factors that effect on customers food choice and eating behaviour
        -    New products on food market and the buying behaviour§
        -    Healthy eating and food consumption
        -    Nutrition education
    o Aim was to provide new information about food choices, eating behaviours as well as consumer behaviours. Aim was also to
    introduce new functional food and the research and development activities of Kauhajoki School of Food Management concerning vegetables and food-travelling
    o More information tuija.pitkakoski(a)seamk.fi

    Seminar on Business in Mercosur
    October 7, 2005
    o Host: Business School, Seinäjoki Polytechnic
    o 45 participants from 10 different countries
    o More information: julio.vallejo(a)seamk.fi

  • 2004
    Entrepreneurship – A Good Choice
    22-24 January, 2004

    o Main organisers: City of Seinäjoki, Seinäjoki Vocational School, Seinäjoki Polytechnic, Seinäjoki Service Sector College, The Federation of Finnish Enterprises, South Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce
    o Participants: 111 from 6 different countries and 150 students
    o Themes:
        -    International Family Business
        -    Identify Your Talents 
        -    A Young Entrepreneur
    o More information: tiina.peltola(a)seamk.fi


    International Seminar: Equal project
    10-12 March, 2004
    o Host: School of Health Care and Social Work, Seinäjoki Polytechnic
    o 40 participants from 4 different countries
    o More information: timo.toikko(a)seamk.fi

    Journey of the Baroque I - Leonardo da Vinci Seminar: Conservation and Restoration of Jaeger’s Oath-Church in Liepaja, Latvia
    31 March, 2004
    o Host: Seinäjoki Polytechnic
    o Participants: appr. 100 mainly from Finland , but also from Latvia
    o More information helli.kitinoja(a)seamk.fi and tiina.peltola(a)seamk.fi

    International Tango Seminar in Seinäjoki
    July 9, 2004

    o Host: Seinäjoki Business School, Seinäjoki Polytechnic
    o 50 participants from Argentina and Finland
    o More information: julio.vallejo(a)seamk.fi

    Rotary-seminar of young people in Ähtäri
    August 8-15, 2004

    o Host: Seinäjoki Polytechnic, School of Agriculture and Forestry
    o 17 participants from 11 different countries
    o More information: pirkko.kivinen(a)seamk.fi

    Doing Business with Mercosur 
    November 11, 2004 Seinäjoki

    o Host: Seinäjoki Polytechnic, Business School
    o 32 participants from 9 different countries
    o More information: julio.vallejo(a)seamk.fi

    eCommerce – project partner meeting
    November 22-24, 2004 Tampere

    o Foreign Language Communication on eCommerce Websites (Languages for eCommerce) -project
    o Host: Seinäjoki Polytechnic, Language Services
    o 27 participants from 7 countries
    o More information: heli.simon(a)seamk.fi

    Health Africa Seminar
    December 10, 2004, Seinäjoki

    o Host: Seinäjoki Polytechnic
    o about 30 participants from 3 different countries
    o More information: helli.kitinoja(a)seamk.fi

    Interreg III b partner meeting and eHealth-seminar 
    December 16-18, 2004 Seinäjoki

    o Baltic Sea Region eHealth-project
    o Host: Seinäjoki Polytechnic
    o 30 participants from 7 countries
    o More information: helli.kitinoja(a)seamk.fi

  • 2003
    International Forestry Skills Competition
    June 3-7, 2003

    o Competition for European forestry students in cooperation with Jämsänkoski School of Forestry
    o Host: Seinäjoki Polyetechnic, School of Forestry
    o Participants: 120 from 9 different countries
    o More information: pirkko.kivinen(a)seamk.fi

    International Seminar on the Collaboration between Finland and Germany in the European Union, “Finnisch-Deutsche Zusammenarbeit in der EU”
    October 2, 2003

    o Main organisers: City of Seinäjoki, Finnish-German Association and Seinäjoki Polytechnic
    o Participants: 200 representatives from the higher education institutions, senior high schools, companies, municipalities etc. from Finland and Germany
    o Themes:
        -    Education and Research 
        -    Financing and Invests 
        -    Collaboration between Twin Cities and Collaboration between Friendship Associations
    o More information: helli.kitinoja(a)seamk.fi

  • 2002
    Quality of Life in the Third Age Seminar 
    March 13-15, 2002

    o Host: School of Social Work, Seinäjoki Polytechnic
    o Socrates financed
    o Annual seminar, which was held for the first time in Finland
    o Participants: 45 from 7 different countries
    o More information helena.jarvi(a)seamk.fi

    The Quality and New Challenges of Higher Education Conference
    September 25- 26, 2002

    o Host: Seinäjoki Polytechnic
    o Participants: 200 from 16 different countries
    o Themes:
        -    Development of Higher Education and Research Activities
        -    Relations between Higher Education and Working Life
        -    Developing Higher Education through International Co-operation
    o More information: helli.kitinoja(a)seamk.fi

  • 2001
    Leonardo Quick Multiplier Seminar: New Challenges in ICT Education, “Catch The Train QUICK”
    April 27, 2001

    o Host: Business School, Seinäjoki Polytechnic
    o Leonardo financed
    o Participants: 40 from 6 different countries

    Association of Japanese Business Studies (AJBS) Conference
    June 10-14, 2001

    o Host: Business School, Seinäjoki Polytechnic
    o 14th Annual AJBS Conference, held first time in Europe
    o Financed partly by Ministry of Education
    o Participants: 140 from 15 different countries
    o Themes:
        -    Co-operation of universities and business
        -    Japanese multinationals in the EU since 1992
        -    European expatriates in Japan
        -    Trilateral relationships between Japan, Europe and America
        -    E-Commerce
        -    Labour market issues
    o Company seminar was also one part of the conference
    o More information helli.kitinoja(a)seamk.fi


    Physiotherapy Management of Postural Disorders Seminar
    September 26 – October 5, 2001
    o Host: School of Health Care, Seinäjoki Polytechnic
    o Socrates financed
    o Participants: 30 from 4 different countries
    o About ten teachers and twenty students from participating countries get annually together to study physiotherapy methods. In 2001 this seminar was held for the first time in Finland .
    o More information: tarja.svahn(a)seamk.fi

  • 2000
    International Nursing Conference: Developing Nursing Practice by Education and Research
    May 23-25, 2000

    o Host: School of Health Care, Seinäjoki Polytechnic
    o Financed partly by Ministry of Health and Welfare (STM) and Ministry of Education
    o Participants: 115 from 9 different countries
    o Themes:
        -    Nursing Education and Future Trends
        -    Nursing Practice Today and in Future
        -    The Quality and Impact of Nursing
        -    Family Nursing
        -    Telematics in Health Care
        -    Multiprofessional Cooperation in Health Care
    o More information helli.kitinoja(a)seamk.fi


    International Construction Engineering Seminar
    June 2-3, 2000
    o Host: School of Engineering , Seinäjoki Polytechnic
    o Participants: 12 from 6 different countries: the Netherlands, Portugal, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Finland
    o Themes:
        -    ATELCOMA (Application of Teleworking in Construction Management), Leonardo financed
        -    CDA (Curriculum Development at Advanced Level), Socrates financed
    o More information heikki.yliharsila(a)seamk.fi

    Rural Renewal Seminar
    July 5-12, 2000

    o Host: School of Agriculture, Seinäjoki Polytechnic
    o Socrates financed
    o Participants: 62 from 6 different countries
    o Themes:
        -    European Union’s Agenda 2000 and its impacts to rural regions
        -    Environment
        -    Enterprise
        -    Agriculture
        -    Land use
        -    Agricultural and rural education
    + Summer School
    o This innovative summer school provided an open forum to examine and discuss the diverse set of development issues faced by the rural regions of Europe. The course was designed to assess the impact of the European Union’s Agenda 2000 proposals on the rural renewal processes that are currently on their way.
    o More information heikki.harmanen(a)seamk.fi

  • 1995
    International Seminar on the Development of Nursing and Rehabilitation
    April 3-7, 1995
    o Host: School of Health Care, Seinäjoki Polytechnic
    o Participants: appr.100 from 6 different countries
    o Themes:
        -    Nursing and Physiotherapy Education
        -    Nursing and Physiotherapy Practice
    o The aim of the seminar was to promote international collaboration in the field of nursing and physiotherapy by mutually exchanging information of the latest developments in research and education.
    o More information: helli.kitinoja(a)seamk.fi
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