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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

  • International Week ´Current Topics in Wellbeing`

    We are happy to invite the representatives of our partner universities to join the International Week ‘Current Topics in Wellbeing`, which be held at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Finland, in February 10-14, 2020. 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 and Social Work.

    International Week will be organised by the School of Food and Agriculture & School of Health Care and Social Work.

    Leaflet: International Week Current Topics in Wellbeing 2020

    The International Week includes opportunities for teaching, university presentations, workshops, campus tour, laboratory visits, social programme and networking events.

    PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

    MONDAY 10 FEB
    10.00 Walking tour in Seinäjoki
    11.30 Registration
    12.00 Lunch
    13.00 Welcome to SeAMK
    14.00 SeAMK Campus and laboratory tour
    17.00 Get together party

    TUESDAY 11 FEB
    9.00 Meet & Greet over coffee
    10.00 Posters of International Activities in partner institutions
    10.45 Panel discussion: ” Current Topics in Wellbeing”
    12.00 Lunch
    13.00-16.00 Lessons by visiting teachers
    18.00 Ice swimming and sauna

    WEDNESDAY 12 FEB
    9.00 Lessons by visiting teachers/workshops
    12.00 Lunch
    13.00-16.00 Lessons by visiting teachers/workshops

    THURSDAY 13 FEB
    9.00 Lessons by visiting teachers
    12.00 Lunch
    13.00-16.00 Field visits
    18.00 Seinäjoki City Reception, City Hall

    FRIDAY 14 FEB
    Opportunities for meetings with colleagues

    The programme is free of charge for the members 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.

    Registrations by 15th December 2019

    Travelling to Seinäjoki:
    We recommend you to fly to Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The best way to get from Helsinki Airport to Seinäjoki is by train. You can book the train tickets at the link  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 station, you continue with a long distance train directly to Seinäjoki. All the announcements on trains are also in English. The travelling time is about 2.5 to 3 hours.

    Accommodation in Seinäjoki:
    Participants should book the accommodation by themselves.

    SeAMK has an agreement with Hotel Alma . There is a limited number of single rooms (price 89e/night) and double rooms with own sauna (129e/night) available. Book the room via website or email alma(a)hotelalma.fi with a code IW2020.

    Other hotel options in Seinäjoki:
    Hotel Lakeus
    Hotel Vaakuna
    Scandic Seinäjoki

    For further information, please contact
    International Mobility Services:

    Food and Agriculture
    Ms Tiina Välimäki
    Email: tiina.valimaki@seamk.fi
    Tel: +358 40 8304127

    Health Care and Social Work
    Ms Tiina Ojanperä
    Email: tiina.ojanpera@seamk.fi
    Tel: +358 40 6807100

     

  • 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.

    Leaflet: will be added later

    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 15 January 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

    ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS LATE NOVEMBER 2019.

    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.

    Further information

    Academic contact
    Ms Kaija-Liisa Kivimäki, 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

     

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.