Ohjelma Programme

Seminar presentations

The presentations delivered during the seminar days, in the order of appearance in the programme:

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Programme

Days of International Degree Programmes.pdf

Above you may find a printable pdf version of the programme. More details, including the session descriptions, are available in the programme below.

FINNIPS reserves the right to any changes in the programme.

 

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) finnips_logo_227x80.jpg
address: Frami F building, Kampusranta 11, Seinäjoki

 

Coffee, tea and water will be available in front of the auditorium all day.

  • 9:30 Registration and coffee
    The registration desk is located in the main lobby of Frami F building. Coffee is included in the participation fee and served in front of the auditorium F128.
  • 11:00 Opening the Days of International Degree Programmes

    Frami F, auditorium F128.
    Welcoming words: Tapio Varmola, President of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

  • 11:15 FINNIPS perspective: current state of affairs, plans and development ideas
    Frami F, auditorium F128.
    Riikka Vanhanen, Coordinator of the FINNIPS Network, JAMK University of Applied Sciences
  • 11:30 Panel discussion: The challenges and possibilities of the UASs' English-language degree programmes – discussing fee-charging education and competitiveness

    Frami F, auditorium F128. 

    Chair of the panel:
    Helli Kitinoja, Manager of International Affairs, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

    Panelists:
    Riitta Pyykkö, Vice Rector, University of Turku
    (Chair of the tuition fee trial's evaluation and follow-up group)
    Tapio Varmola, President, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
    Kirsti Virtanen, International Relations Manager, Turku University of Applied Sciences
    Pauliina Savola, Adviser, International Affairs, Union of Students in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences SAMOK

  • 13:15 Lunch
    Lunch will be served in the Frami B restaurant where all participants will be guided after the morning sessions. Lunch is included in the participation fee. Seminar participants need to wear their FINNIPS name tags when going to the cashier.

     

  • 14:15 International marketing of Finnish higher education

    Frami F, auditorium F128.

    Heidi Hänninen, International Communications Manager, Centre for International Mobility CIMO
    In the first part of this session Heidi Hänninen from Centre for International Mobility CIMO will go through CIMO’s plans for 2015 regarding the international marketing of Finnish Higher Education. Furthermore she will give tips on how Universities of Applied Sciences can improve their utilization of CIMO’s communication channels.

    Taru Kosunen, Marketing Coordinator,  HAMK University of Applied Sciences
    Second part of this section gives practical examples how students can market Finnish education abroad. Taru Kosunen from HAMK University of Applied Sciences will tell how they set up a marketing course where students get engaged in international marketing of HAMK and studies in Finland.
  • 15:15 Coffee
    Coffee is included in the participation fee and served in front of the auditorium F128.
  • 15:30 Field-specific work group meetings

    1. Degree programmes in the field of Social Sciences, Business and Administration
        Host: Jyrki Holappa, Oulu University of Applied Sciences
        Frami F, auditorium F128.

    * Evaluating applicants’ spoken language skills
    Students’ adequate language skills are one of the key elements in terms of successfully pursuing Business Studies and ultimately   achieving graduation on time. Participants in the work group meeting are invited to share and innovate good practices how applicants’ spoken language skills could be tested and evaluated easily and promptly.
    * Other current topics.

    2. Degree programmes in the field of Technology, Communication and Transport
        Host: Tuija Engbom, HAMK University of Applied Sciences
        Frami F, meeting room F207.

    * Where do our students come from? From which areas and countries we’ll want to have students? Why? In which countries we should arrange FINNIPS entrance examinations?
    * Other actual topics the participants are interested in.

    3. Degree programmes in the field of Social Services, Health and Sports (Nursing)
        Host: Marjo Palovaara, JAMK University of Applied Sciences
        Frami F, meeting room F208.

    The main themes discussed during the meeting are:
    * introducing the participants and programmes
    * entrance examination in nursing programme
    * enhancing cooperation between nursing programmes in Finland (e.g. joint courses, projects, other ideas)

    4. Degree programmes in the field of Tourism, Catering and Domestic Services
        no registered participants

    5. Degree programmes in the field of Natural Sciences (Business Information Technology)
        Host: Mari Koski, Laurea University of Applied Sciences
        Frami F, meeting room F314.

    * Valintakokeen 2015 suunnittelu / Entrance exam in Business Information Technology 2015
    * Muut ajankohtaiset asiat / Other current topics

    6. Markkinointi: Viestintä ja hakijaneuvonta KSHJ-uudistuksen yhteydessä
    Marketing and communication: Focus on the new national application system
    Host: Riikka Vanhanen, FINNIPS
        Frami F, classroom F312.

    * FINNIPS-verkostossa on vuoden 2014 alusta saakka toiminut erillinen markkinointityöryhmä, jonka tarkoituksena on työstää vieraskielisten koulutusohjelmien markkinointia tukevaa materiaalia. Erityistä huomiota on kiinnitetty tulevaan KSHJ-uudistukeen ja sen viestinnälle, sekä hakijaneuvonnalle asettamiin uusiin haasteisiin. Sessiossa esitellään ryhmän tähänastisia tuotoksia ja ideoidaan uutta.
    * There has been a separate marketing group within the FINNIPS network since the beginning of 2014. The purpose of the group is to prepare material to support the marketing of the network’s English-taught degree programmes. Special focus has been put on the upcoming reform of the student application system and the resulting new challenges for marketing and applicant guidance. In the session, the work of the FINNIPS marketing group will be introduced and new ideas thrown around.

  • 17:00 Ending of the day
    Wednesday's programme will be over after the field-specific work group meetings have ended.
  • 19:00-22:30 Evening reception

    Music and dinner in Rytmikorjaamo. An invitation card will be available in the folder of the participants who have registered to the evening reception. Free transportation is included, please be on time.

    Bus transportation schedule from the hotels to Rytmikorjaamo:

    Bus 1:

    18:40 Hotel Lakeus
    18:50 Hotel Alma
    19:00 Rytmikorjaamo

    Bus 2:

    18:40 Hotel Vaakuna
    18:50 Hotel Cumulus
    19:00 Rytmikorjaamo

    Bus transportation from Rytmikorjaamo to the hotels will leave right after the programme of the evening is over, around 22:30.

Thursday 2 October 2014

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) finnips_logo_227x80.jpg
address: Frami F building, Kampusranta 11, Seinäjoki

 

Coffee, tea and water will be available in front of the auditorium all day.

  • 9:00–10:30 Two simultaneous programmes/tracks1) Elements of a genuinely international degree programme 2) Hakutoimistojen tapaaminen: workshop-aamu

    1) Elements of a genuinely international degree programme

    Frami F, auditorium F128.
    Host: Marjo Pääskylä, Oulu University of Applied Sciences

    • The significance of teachers' language skills and cultural/intercultural knowledge
      Speaker: Eija Laitinen, Project Coordinator, HAMK University of Applied Sciences

    The current study assessed intercultural competence of HEI teaching staff in three multidisciplinary universities of applied  sciences in Southern Finland. Three complimentary instruments were used to assess the self-experienced and peer evaluated level of intercultural competence. Language skills together with experience of having lived abroad was found to be one of the most significant factors affecting the competence.
    Guidance and counselling practices: an example of successful implementation Speaker: Mirja Onduso, International Coordinator, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

    • Guidance and counselling practices: an example of successful implementation
      Speaker: Mirja Onduso, International Coordinator, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

    International degree students studying in Finland need different kind of support than Finnish students or international exchange students. International degree students usually do well in studies but find it challenging to integrate into the Finnish society and way of life. Challenges include e.g. permits, accommodation, part-time jobs, loneliness, "Finnish way" of drinking, dealing with Finnish officials, etc. How can universities support the international degree students?  TAMK has had a full-time Social Counsellor for international students for three years. How has it been so far?

    • Bridging the gap between education and working life
      Speaker: Neha Gupta, Project Manager, me2we

    “Go International" is what me2we is all about. We help international talent link with companies that need to expand internationally. In my presentation, I’ll be talking about challenges faced by international students, how did me2we come into picture and how we help international students at me2we. Also I’ll be throwing some light on how me2we works and will be sharing few success stories. We at me2we help tap the immense potential in international talents and we look forward to touch more lives.

    • The building blocks of an international programme: what makes the programme  genuinely international?
      Speaker: Otieno Mbare, Senior Lecturer, Turku University of Applied Sciences

    The changes shaping the world today call for institutions of higher learning to take a completely new role in shaping the future.  Globalization and information technologies have tremendously changed our way of doing things. Institutions of higher learning as centres for diffusion of new knowledge have to cope with the new challenges brought about by globalization. The trend for Internationalization in the universities is unprecedented. It poses many challenges for the universities to cope with the expectations of their students and staff of international character. As internationalization takes root in the institutions of higher learning, questions abound over the preparedness of our institutions to meet this new challenge. A considerable number of institutions have rightly put in place many international programme to address this globalization challenge. However, the question that remains unanswered is what is international in the programme?

    2) Hakutoimistojen tapaaminen: workshop-aamu

    Frami F, classroom F312.

    • Haku- ja kutsuprosessin käytännöt ja ulkomaan valintakokeet KSHJ-järjestelmässä
      Host: Anne Ahokas-Sironen, Seinäjoen ammattikorkeakoulu
  • 10:45 KSHJ-käytännöt ja hakijamaksuinfo

    Frami F, auditorio F128.

    Joni Penkari, erityisasiantuntija, OPH

    Miten AMKien vieraskielisen koulutuksen haku tapahtuu uudessa järjestelmässä: perustiedot
    Katsaus hakijamaksuja koskevaan keskusteluun

  • 12:00 Lunch
    Lunch will be served in the Frami B restaurant where all participants will be guided after the morning sessions. Lunch is included in the participation fee. Seminar participants need to wear their FINNIPS name tags when going to the cashier.
  • 13:00 Experiences from a truly international cooperation project

    Frami F, auditorium F128.

    Daniela Tanhua, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
    Andreas Gissel, Hochschule Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany
    Kent N. Gourdin, College of Charleston, USA

    Learning in international joint projects – a didactic innovation

    During the discussions with the steering group of the International Business and Marketing Logistics Degree Programme at SAMK it became clear that one of the most important skills to be obtained during their studies is the ability to work in international teams. This clear demand for developing a learning environment that encourages students to fulfill clear objectives in an international team was the initiator for the development of a joint project between SAMK and the German Hochschule Ludwigshafen.
    The first pilot was conducted in 2009 and included every year about 20 SAMK and 40 Ludwigshafen students. As of 2012 the project was also joined by the College of Charleston, USA.  In total 83 students participated in the project in 2012 and were divided into 12 teams. The responsible teachers supervising the projects are Dr. Andreas Gissel from Ludwigshafen, Dr. Kent Gourdin from Charleston and Daniela Tanhua from SAMK.

    The project lasts for three months in the winter semester. The aim of the project is to develop a solution within the topic of Supply Chain Management for a local company – either German or Finnish.
    The innovation is based on:

    1)    Pillars of the Project (virtual teams, kick-off meeting, team contract and competence matrix, councelling, milestones and deadlines, e-learning environment, Final Report)
    2)    Hidden curriculum (social skills, time management in different time zones, taking responsibilities, meeting the common goal, culture awareness in international teams)

  • 14:00 HEI internationalisation – current issues, focuses and challenges
    Frami F, auditorium F128.

    Tiina Vihma-Purovaara, Counsellor of Education, Ministry of Education and Culture

  • 15:00 Closing
    Ending of the seminar.
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