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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

  • SeAMK International Week: Sustainability and Digitalization in Higher Education

    Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences is proud to host SeAMK International Week: Sustainability and Digitalization in Higher Education on 15–19 February 2021.

    SeAMK is happy to invite teachers, staff and RDI personnel of the partner universities to join SeAMK International Week: Sustainability and Digitalization in Higher Education on 15–19 February 2021.

     We are living in the age of digitalization.  We are living in the era of sustainable awareness.

    Digitalization is advancing rapidly. New technologies will be changing the ways of doing and thinking now and in the coming years.  The culture of sustainability is a common interest and aim around the world. These are also up-to-date topics in today’s higher education institutions to ever-increasing extent.

    SeAMK International Week offers opportunities to work on these topics but also opportunities to teach, have workshops and meetings in different fields of education and research which are based on the traditional cooperation fields and common interest between SeAMK and the international partner institution.

    The International Week includes opportunities for teaching, workshops and meetings in all Schools of SeAMK:

    • School of Business and Culture
    • School of Food and Agriculture
    • School of Social Work and Health Care
    • School of Technology.

     

    Networking events and social programme will also be  provided.

    The programme of the week will be published in May 2020.

    Registration will be open 1 October – 30 November 2020.

    We cordially welcome you and your colleagues to join our International Week in February 2021!

    Additional information

    Of course, individual teacher and staff visits are very welcome and wished-for in the autumn 2020, also.

    Please note also that the International Week at SeAMK School of Technology in September 2020 is postponed and integrated to this International Week in Febuary 2021

    Practical Information

    Costs

    No participation fee. The participants take care of their own accommodation and travelling costs. Erasmus+ grants are recommended for HEI teachers and 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:

    Hotel Alma (Ask about SeAMK price by email: alma@hotelalma.fi)

    Hotel Lakeus 

    Hotel Vaakuna

    Hotel Scandic

    For further information, please contact us:

    SeAMK International Mobility Services Team

    Email: international.office@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.