International Activities

Internationalisation is one of the priorities at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK). Student and staff exchanges are actively promoted, and a social programme is arranged for international students throughout the academic year. Yearly around 150 visiting professors and lecturers from the partner institutions come to SeAMK. Academic exchange works on the basis of reciprocity.

International Events

  • International Project Week at School of Technology

    We are happy to invite colleagues from partner universities to join the International Project Week taking place on September 16-20, 2019 in Seinäjoki, Finland. The International Project Week is organised by SeAMK School of Technology.

    The International Project Week is aimed at teachers and staff members in the fields of Automation, Mechanical and Construction Engineering, as well Construction Site Management in our partner institutions.

    The International Project Week includes opportunities for:

    • University presentations
    • Teaching
    • Workshops for staff members, R&D staff and administrators
    • Campus tour / Laboratory visits
    • Seinäjoki City tour and Company visit
    • Social programme
    • Networking with international colleagues

    Sign up for the International Project Week by 10 May 2019!

    Registration for International Project 2019

    Preliminary Programme Overview

    Monday, 16 September 2019

    9.30-11 Seinäjoki City Walking Tour
    11-11.30 Coffee and Registration
    11.30-12 Welcome to SeAMK, School of Technology and International Project Week
    12-13 Lunch
    13-15 Partner University Presentations; Fair Stands
    15-16 Campus Tour
    16-17.30 Get-together Party

    Tuesday, 17 September 2019

    8-16 Lectures, Meetings, Negotations, Laboratory visits

    Wednesday, 18 September 2019

    8-15 Lectures, Meetings, Negotations, Laboratory visits
    15 – Company Visit

    Thursday, 19 September 2019

    8-16 Lectures, Meetings, Negotations
    18 – Dinner

    Friday, 20 September 2019

    8-11 Lectures, Meetings, Negotations
    11- Farewell Meeting and Lunch

     

    Practical Information

    Costs:
    The programme is free of charge for the representatives of the partner universities of SeAMK, including lunches and social programme mentioned in the programme. The participants take care of their own accommodation and travelling costs. Erasmus+ grants are recommended.

    Travelling to Seinäjoki:
    We recommend that you fly to Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The best way to get from Helsinki to Seinäjoki is by train. You can book the train tickets at  https://www.vr.fi/cs/vr/en/frontpage

    About the trains: first you hop on a local train P at the Helsinki airport and then get off at Tikkurila train station. From Tikkurila, you continue on a long distance train directly to Seinäjoki. All the announcements on trains are also in English. The travel time is about 2.5 to 3 hours.

    Accommodation in Seinäjoki:
    The following hotel options are available:

    Hotel Alma: https://www.hotelalma.fi/Front_Page  (Ask about SeAMK price)
    Hotel Lakeus: https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/seinajoki/sokos-hotel-lakeus
    Hotel Vaakuna: https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/seinajoki/sokos-hotel-vaakuna
    Omena Hotel: https://www.omenahotels.com/en/hotels/seinajoki-en/

    For further information, please contact

    Ms Riikka Ala-Sankila, MA, School of Technology
    Email: riikka.ala-sankila(AT)seamk.fi
    Tel. +358 40 8302 193

    SeAMK International Mobility Services:

    International.office@seamk.fi

  • SeAMK Pre-EAIE Partner Meeting

    “Wanna experience something different in Finland?” Come and join the SeAMK Pre-EAIE Partner Meeting in Seinäjoki, “the Capital of Space”, 22 to 24 September 2019.

    We are happy to welcome colleagues from partner universities to Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences before the EAIE Helsinki.

    Learn more about our study programmes, RDI and other activities, meet our faculty and see our modern campus. The pre-EAIE meeting offers excellent opportunities for discussions and negotiations how to further develop cooperation between you and us.

    One reason to come is also to find out why the City of Seinäjoki is also known as the Capital of Space

    PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME:

    Sunday, 22 September 2019 – Arrival Day

    18.00  Informal Get-together Party

    Monday, 23 September 2019

    9.00 – 11.15    Seinäjoki City Walking Tour
    11.15 – 11.30   Registration
    11.30 – 12.30   Networking lunch
    12.30 – 14.00   SeAMK presentation &  Digital Campus & Capital of Space
    14.00 – 16.00   Campus tour
    16.00 – 18.00  Coffee, meetings and university presentations according to individual programmes
    18.00  –   Dinner

    Tuesday, 24 September 2019

    9.00 – 12.00   Meetings, negotiations, university presentations and workshops according to individual   programmes
    12.00 – 13.00   Farewell lunch

    Register for the SeAMK Pre-EAIE Meeting by 15 August 2019 at:

    Register for SeAMK Pre-EAIE Meeting

    Practical Information

    Costs:
    The programme is free of charge for the representatives of partner universities of SeAMK, including lunches and social programme mentioned in the programme. The participants take care of their own accommodation and travelling costs. Erasmus+ grants are recommended.

    Travelling to Seinäjoki:
    We recommend that you fly to Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The best way to get from Helsinki to Seinäjoki is by train. You can book the train tickets at  https://www.vr.fi/cs/vr/en/frontpage

    About the trains: first you hop on a local train P at the Helsinki airport and then get off at Tikkurila train station. From Tikkurila, you continue on a long distance train directly to Seinäjoki. All the announcements on trains are also in English. The travel time is about 2.5 to 3 hours.

    Accommodation in Seinäjoki:
    The following hotel options are available:

    Hotel Alma: https://www.hotelalma.fi/Front_Page  (Ask about SeAMK price)
    Hotel Lakeus: https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/seinajoki/sokos-hotel-lakeus
    Hotel Vaakuna: https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/seinajoki/sokos-hotel-vaakuna
    Omena Hotel: https://www.omenahotels.com/en/hotels/seinajoki-en/

    For further information, please contact
    SeAMK International Mobility Services:

    International.office@seamk.fi

  • SeAMK Reception at the EAIE Conference in Helsinki

    We warmly invite the representatives of the partner universities of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences to the SeAMK Reception at the EAIE Conference in Helsinki 26 September 2019.

    Time: Thursday, 26 September 2019, 2 to 4 pm

    Venue: Sokos Hotel Pasila (a 15-minute walk from the EAIE Conference)

    At the SeAMK reception you will have an opportunity to hear about current news from Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, discuss mobility activities, projects and other forms of cooperation with us – and of course to enjoy some refreshments and snacks.

    Please register for the SeAMK reception by 15 August at:

    Registration for SeAMK Reception at the EAIE in Helsinki

    Limited number of places available.

    Further Information:

    SeAMK International Mobility Team: international.office@seamk.fi

  • Past events

    International Week ‘Welfare and Responsibility’

    The International Week is aimed at teachers, staff and R&D members in the fields of Agriculture, Elderly Care, Food Processing and Biotechnology, Hospitality Management, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Social Work.

    The International Week includes opportunities for Teaching, University presentations, Workshops, Campus tour, laboratory visits, Social programme, Networking events.

    PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

    MONDAY 11 FEB
    10.00 Walking tour in Seinäjoki. Departure from Hotel Alma
    11.30 Registration, Frami F building, lobby
    12.00 Lunch, restaurant Prikka
    13.00 Welcome to SeAMK (auditorium F110)
    14.00 SeAMK Campus and laboratory tour
    16.00 Get together party in Campus House

    TUESDAY 12 FEB
    9.00 Meet & Greet over coffee (F144)
    10.00 Keynote Speech (auditorium F128)
    Impact of Food Fortification on Child Growth and Development during Complementary Feeding
    David Omondi Okeyo, Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute, Kenya
    Changing lifes, opening minds.
    Aida Moreira da Silva, Coimbra College of Agriculture, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal
    12.00 Lunch, restaurant Prikka
    13.00-16.00 Lessons by visiting teachers
    18.00 Ice swimming and sauna

    WEDNESDAY 13 FEB
    9.00 Lessons by visiting teachers/workshops
    12.00 Lunch, restaurant Prikka
    13.00-16.00 Lessons by visiting teachers/workshops

    THURSDAY 14 FEB
    9.00 Lessons by visiting teachers
    12.00 Lunch, restaurant Prikka
    13.00-16.00 Field visits
    18.00 Dinner at Joupin Vanha Tupa

    FRIDAY 15 FEB
    Opportunities for meetings with colleagues

    International Project Week at School of Technology of SeAMK

    The International Project Week is aimed at teachers and staff members in the fields of Automation, Mechanical and Construction Engineering, as well Construction Site Management in our partner institutions.

    The International Project Week includes opportunities for University presentations, Teaching, Workshops for staff members, R&D staff and administrators, Campus tour/Laboratory visits, Seinäjoki City tour and Company visit, Social programme, Networking with International colleagues.

    Guest lecturers are hoped to deliver lectures under the following topics Intercultural Communication, IOT, Internet of Things, Smart City, City Planning, Drone Applications (Automation, Machine Technology, Construction Engineering), Digital Applications (Automation, Machine Technology, Construction Engineering), BIM, Building Information Modelling; Also in Machine Technology, Circular Economy, Robotics, Autonomous Machines/Vehicles, Alternative Energy Sources for Mobile Vehicles and Effect on Infrastructure.

    Monday, 17 September 2018
    8.30 – 9.00 Coffee and registration
    9.00  Welcome to SeAMK International Project Week (Auditorium F128, Frami F Building)
    Mr Jorma Nevaranta, Dean, School of Technology
    SeAMK Presentation and SeAMK Facilities
    Information on the programme of the week and practical matters
    Partner university presentations
    Assignments for student groups
    12.00 Lunch, Restaurant Frami B
    13.00 SeAMK Campus tour and SeAMK laboratory visits
    Students: Working in the groups (afternoon)
    16.00 Get together Party (Meeting room on the 7th floor, Frami F Building)

    Tuesday, 18 September 2018
    8.00  Teaching/Workshops for staff
    12.00 Lunch, Restaurant Frami B
    13.00 Seinäjoki City tour and Company visit
    Students: Group work (afternoon)

    Wednesday, 19 September 2018
    8.00  Teaching/Workshops for staff
    12.00 Lunch, Restaurant Frami B
    Afternoon: Meetings with SeAMK teachers and staff members according to personal wishes.
    Students: Group work
    18.00 Barbecue (outdoor, warm clothes needed)

    Thursday, 20 September 2018
    8.00  Teaching/Workshops for staff
    12.00 Lunch, Restaurant Frami B
    Afternoon: Meetings with SeAMK teachers and staff members according to personal wishes.
    Students: Group work

    Friday, 21 September 2018
    8.00  Presentations/Poster Sessions (Auditorium F128 & classroom F144)
    12.00–13.00 Farewell Lunch, Restaurant Frami B

    Information for teachers:
    Our guest lecturers are expected to deliver  three sets of four-class-hour lectures (= 3 x (4 x 45 min)) to one multi-disciplinary student group on the topic previously agreed on. The lectures will take place in the mornings (8 am – 12 am) on Tuesday – Thursday.

    The students will work in groups in the afternoons. There will be no exam at the end of the International Project Week. The groups are expected to provide a poster on their outcome and it will be presented in the Friday morning session (8 am – 12 am).

    SeAMK staff members will take care of the practical arrangements.

    Please submit  the topics you would like to teach together with your registration.

    Programme for Staff guests:
    Administrators and  R&D staff members are very welcome to take part in the International Project Week. Several workshops will be organised for staff guests during the week. A special attention in workshops will be paid to curricula development, project and research cooperation as well as to learning from each other’ s good practices.

    Also, personal meetings with SeAMK teachers and staff members will be organised for teachers and staff guests according to wishes and needs.

    Campus tour, laboratory visits, Seinäjoki city tour and a company visit
    are also offered for the International Project Week participants according to the programme overview.

    International Week ‘Food Safety’

    The International Week ‘Food Safety’ is aimed at teachers and staff representing the fields of Food and Hospitality, Food and Biotechnology, and Agriculture in our partner institutions. A special attention in workshops will be paid to curricula development and different aspects of Food Safety in High-Tech Agriculture, Nutrition and Big Data as well as to learning from each other’ s good practices in the field.

    The theme ‘High-Tech Agriculture’ covers topics in new innovations in agricultural technology and processes, like’ photonics, smart food systems, innovative processes and 3D scanning. The topic ’Nutrition’ deals with sustainable, safe and healthy diets (e.g. reducing overweight, alternative protein sources), as well pays attention to food experiences. Under the theme ‘Big Datawill be discussed ensuring high levels of food security with the topics of digitalization and traceability.

    One of the main actions included in the program, is to participate to the Food Safety 2020 International Conference. The conference is an opportunity for everyone involved in the agricultural and food sector from all European regions to exchange knowledge and meet partners and stakeholders. The three core conference themes, High-Tech Agriculture, Nutrition and Big Data, provide an integrated approach to present innovative solutions to food security. The conference will provide networking opportunities for agricultural entrepreneurs, researchers and regional governments via lectures, workshops, matchmaking, a product market and site visits.

    The International Week includes opportunities for taking part in:
    Workshops
    Laboratory and company visits
    Food Safety 2020 Conference
    Social programme
    Networking with international colleagues

    International Week in Health Care and Social Work Education

    We are pleased to welcome guest lecturers and staff members from nursing, physiotherapy, social work and elderly care to give lectures or workshops related to your expertise during the 5th International Week in Health Care and Social Work Education 12 – 16 February 2018. Especially we would appreciate topics related to New Challenges in Social Work and Health Care.

    Guest lecturers will have possibilities to discuss with colleagues from Finland and abroad. Guests have an opportunity to visit local social and health care services, and have possibilities to enjoy our social and cultural Program.

Map of the Partner Universities around the World.
Partner Universities around the World.

SeAMK has about 160 partner universities in Europe and 40 on other continents. Many international research and development projects are being carried on in cooperation with working life, and SeAMK organises international conferences and seminars on a regular basis.

International Programmes

There are three degree programmes taught entirely in English:

In addition, programmes for exchange students and some other study modules are offered in English in all faculties. Also double degree programmes in the fields of business and engineering are arranged with partner universities in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, China, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Russia and Spain.

Foreign Degree Students at SeAMK at 2011-2016

International Projects

International research and development (RDI) project cooperation promotes education and staff proficiency. Projects often also include student and teacher mobility and thesis work. International RDI project cooperation of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences has intensified year by year thanks to the long-term international cooperation networks.

SeAMK is involved yearly in about 25 international education development projects and other research and development projects as a partner or as a coordinator. The majority of the projects are European, which are principally financed by the European Union programmes. Notable cooperation projects are also carried out with Asian, African and American partners. Funding has been received also e.g. from Tekes, the National Technology Agency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Regional Council.