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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

  • Internationalization event and symposium - Intercultural Competence at Work

    Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, School of Business and Culture is proud to host an internationalization event and symposium Intercultural Competence at Work on June 4-5, 2020.

    The event is aimed at HEI personnel, from teaching staff to administration. You have also a chance to learn about the outcomes of an EU funded project Prominence Interactive.

    Read the leaflet here » 

    Participants

    • develop their perspectives into intercultural education in the digital era
    • have the privilege of exploring the new online learning environment
    • collaborate on their ideas and experiences of the environment
    • may give a presentation on the paper they submitted
    • receive a certificate upon participation

    Call for papers

    As part of the event a symposium will be arranged. We open a call for papers inviting scholars and practitioners who are interested in intercultural issues related to the theme of the event to submit their proposals for papers by 29 February 2020.

    Please see suggested topic areas, instructions for abstract submission and other details at Call for papers webpage.

    Preliminary programme

    Day 1 – Thursday, 4 June (starting 9.30)

    Registration, welcome & introduction of SeAMK digital campus
    Introduction to the topic Intercultural Communication
    Introducing Prominence Interactive online environment
    Lunch
    Participant presentations
    Feedback, discussion
    Social programme
    Dinner

    Day 2 – Friday, 5 June

    Participant presentations
    Feedback, discussion
    Lunch
    Certificates and closing words

    Registration

    Please register for the event using the below link by 31 March 2020.
    Registration link: www.bit.ly/2NLqzJ0

    Participation in the programme as well the lunches and dinner are free of charge. Please check at your home university weather you can apply for an Erasmus+ grant.

    Practical information

    Costs

    The programme is free of charge, including meals and social programme. The participants take care of their own accommodation and travelling costs. Erasmus+ grants are recommended for HEI staff members.

    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 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:

    For further information on the practical arrangements of the event, please send email to international.office(at)seamk.fi.

    Further information

    Academic contact
    Ms Kaija-Liisa Kivimäki, Senior Lecturer
    kaija-liisa.kivimaki(at)seamk.fi

    Registration and administration
    SeAMK International Mobility Services Team
    international.office(at)seamk.fi

  • International Week at School of Technology

    We are happy to invite colleagues from the partner universities to join the International Week taking place on September 14 - 18, 2020, in Seinäjoki, Finland, to teach about and discuss the new challenges and opportunities in technology

    International Week at School of Technology

    14 – 18 September 2020

    We are living in the age of digitalization. Digitalization is advancing rapidly. New technologies will be changing the ways of doing and thinking now and in the coming years.

    The International Week is aimed at teachers and staff members in the fields of:

    • Automation Engineering: e.g. Digital Factory: such as Robotics, Simulation, AR/VR
    • Mechanical and Automotive Engineering: e.g. Sustainable Mobility
    • Construction Engineering and Construction Site Management: e.g. Circular Economy in Construction, Digitalization at Construction Sites, BIM

    The International Project Week includes opportunities for:

    • University presentations
    • Teaching
    • R&D innovation workshops from the viewpoint of Industrial Digitalization
    • Campus tour/Laboratory visits
    • Company visit
    • Seinäjoki City tour and Social program
    • Networking with International colleagues.

     

    Read the leaflet “International Week at School of Technology 2020” »

    Preliminary Programme Overview

    Monday, 14 September 2020
    9.30-11             Seinäjoki City Walking Tour
    11-11.30            Coffee and Registration
    11.30-12           Welcome to SeAMK, School of Technology and International Week
    12-13                Lunch
    13-15                Partner University Presentations; Fair Stands
    15-16                Campus Tour
    16-17.30          Get-together Party

    Tuesday, 15 September 2020
    8-14                   Lectures, Meetings, Negotiations
    14-16                 R&D innovation workshop on Industrial Digitalization
    18.00-               Nature hike (weather permitting, remember outdoor clothing)

    Wednesday, 16 September 2020
    8-15                   Lectures, Meetings, Negotiations, Laboratory visits
    15 –                    Company Visit
    19-                     Night out (at your own expense)

    Thursday, 17 September 2020
    9-15                    Lectures, Meetings, Negotiations
    15-16                  Workshop on New Modes of Internationalization
    18 –                     Dinner

    Friday, 18 September 2020
    8-11                   Lectures, Meetings, Negotiations
    11-                     Farewell Meeting and Lunch

    Come and enjoy the professional setting in a  cosy atmosphere!

    Registration

    Registration for International Week at School of Technology  2020 by 10 May 2020.

    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

    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(at)seamk.fi

     

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.

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.