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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 Virtual International Week: Sustainability and Digitalisation in Higher Education in February 2021.

    SeAMK cordially welcomes You and Your colleagues to join our

    Virtual International Week in February 2021!

    Sustainability and digitalisation in higher education are the two themes of our Virtual International Week at SeAMK in February 2021 – Join us Online!

    Please find the programme with the profile descriptions of the presenters from this link:

     

    Some thoughts and feelings of the week can be read on this website:
    Five meaningful and insightful day at SeAMK International Week

    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 interests 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.

    Participants can sign up for the sessions and activities according to their interests and schedules.

    Registration

    Registration is closed. For further information, please contact: international.office@seamk.fi.

    Programme

    All times are in Finnish time (CET +1 / UTC+2)

    Monday, 15th February 2021

    Sustainability at HEIs

    1.00 pm Welcome, Practical Information, Music and Virtual Tours. See the Welcome presentation (pdf).

    1.30 pm Internationalisation as Part of SeAMK’s Strategy and Operations

    2.00 pm Sustainability and Digitalisation in Erasmus+ 2021-2027

    2.30 pm Virtual Coffee Break 

    3.00 pm HEIs and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    3.30 pm Enhancing the Capacity of HEIs in Sustainability and Circular Economy

    4 pm UK Pedagogical Experiment to innovate HE Digital Teaching

    4.30 pm Sustainability and Digitalisation in Education and RDI at the Tallinn University of Technology

    4.50 – 5 pm Closing of the Day

    Tuesday, 16th February 2021

    Digital Europe and HEIs

    1.00 pm RDI at SeAMK and Future Collaboration Opportunities

    1.10 pm Digital Europe – Role of HEIs

    1.30 pm Digitalisation and Growth of SMEs

    2 pm Digitalisation in Health Care

    2.30 pm  Digital Factory

    3.00 pm Virtual Coffee Break

    3.30 pm Future Vehicle Technologies

    4.00 pm Sustainability and Food Safety 

    4.30 – 5 pm Virtual Networking  and Presenting Schools and Teams at SeAMK

    Wednesday, 17 February 2021

    10 –10.30 am Sensing Technology for Dementia Care Support

    1 – 2.30 pm Workshop: New M – exploring virtual mobility

    • Ms Kaija-Liisa Kivimäki and Ms Saija Råtts, SeAMK School of Business and Culture

    2 – 4 pm RDI in Sustainability and Digitalisation at Partner HEIs

    2 – 2.30 pm Tourism Skills Gaps in the Field of Digital, Sustainable and Social Skills

    2.30 – 3 pm  Smart Sensors 4 Agri-Food – Thematic Smart Specialisation Partnership for Ecosystem Development, Interregional Collaboration and RDI

    • Ms Veerle Rijckaert, Coordinator of the Established Office of Smart Sensors 4 Agri-Food and Business Development & Internationalization Manager at Flanders’ FOOD
    • Mr Simon Maas, Chair of Smart Sensors 4 Agri-Food and Project Manager at AgriFood Capital. See the presentation by Rijckaert and Maas (pdf). 

    3 – 3.30 pm COST Action ‘International Interdisciplinary Network on Smart Healthy Age-friendly Environmentsas a base for RDI Collaboration at European level

    3.30 – 4 pm Circular Economy Competences and Learning Innovations as a Basis for Building a Sustainable Future

    Thursday, 18 February 2021

    9-12 am Panel presentation and discussion – perspectives from Singapore on sustainability and digitalisation in higher education.

    • Professor Joel Lee Tye Beng, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore & Ms Nur Sahara Sadik, Assistant Director, Institute for Adult Learning (an institute of the Singapore University of Social Sciences). The panel discussion will be moderated by Su Teoh and Aino Alaverdyan.
    • Please read more information from here: Perspectives from Singapore

    1.30 – 2 pm European Universities Enhancing HEI Collaboration

    2 – 3.30 pm Workshop: Joint Interests and Collaboration Opportunities in Teams:

    1. Well-being Technology Supporting Transforming Societies led by Dr Katja Valkama and Dr Merja Hoffren-Mikkola
    2. Growth Entrepreneurship and Business Transfers led by Dr Sanna Joensuu-Salo and Dr Anmari Viljamaa
    3. Digital Manufacturing and Industrial Internet led by Dr Ari Sivula and Dr Juha Hirvonen
    4. Food Safety led by Dr Taru Mäki and Dr Gun Wirtanen
    5. Circular Economy led by Dr Kari Laasasenaho and Ms Krista Mäki

    3.30-4.00 pm Wrap-up of the workshop sessions: each team presents the summary of the discussions (5 min per team)

    3 – 4 pm Workshop: Exchange Programmes in the Future – traditional, short, blended and/or virtual?

    Wednesday – Friday,  17-19 February 2021

    Virtual Teaching Visits

    • Lectures can be between 8 am and 4 pm. The duration of a lecture could be anything between 30 to 90 minutes according to personal schedules.

    Meetings according to personal wishes and schedules. Please mention them in the registration.

    For further information

    SeAMK International Mobility Services Team, e-mail: international.office(a)seamk.fi

    On behalf of SeAMK, the organisers of International Week welcome You and Your colleagues to join our Virtual International Week in February 2021!

    Marjo Arola, Tiina Ojanperä & Tiina Välimäki (International Mobility Services Team),
    Anne-Maria Mäkelä (RDI),
    Heli Simon (Language Teaching Team),
    Jussi Kareinen & Juhani Palomäki (School of Business and Culture),
    Kirta Nieminen & Anna Tall (School of Food and Agriculture),
    Terhi Haapala, Tiina Hemminki, Tiina Kohtamäki, Tua Niemelä & Tarja Svahn (School of Health Care and Social Work),
    Riikka Ala-Sankila (School of Technology).

    You can contact us by email: firstname.lastname@seamk.fi

     

  • SeAMK Virtual International Language Week

    The Virtual International Language Week 2021 takes place in the connection of Sustainability and Digitalisation International Week at SeAMK.

    SeAMK International Language Week offers opportunities to benchmark language teaching and methods,  participate in expert presentations, teach, have workshops and meetings virtually.

    Participants can sign up for the sessions, teaching and workshops according to their interests and schedules

    Registration

    Registration is closed. For further information, please contact: international.office@seamk.fi.

    Programme

    All times are in Finnish time (CET +1 / UTC+2)

    Please find a printable programme from here: ILW Programme

    Monday, 15th February 2021

    Sustainability at HEIs

    1.00 pm Welcome, Practical Information, Music and Virtual Tours. See the Welcome presentation (pdf).

    1.30 pm Internationalisation as Part of SeAMK’s Strategy and Operations

    2.00 pm Sustainability and Digitalisation in Erasmus+ 2021-2027

    2.30 pm Virtual Coffee Break 

    3.00 pm Welcome to the ILW21

    • Getting to know each other
    • Instant digitalisation of language teaching in the academic year 20-21 – we share experiences and lessons learned

    4.30 pm Closing of the Day 

    Tuesday, 16th February 2021

    Virtual Teaching Visits

    • Lectures can be between 8 am and 4 pm. The duration of a lecture could be anything between 30 to 90 minutes according to personal schedules.

    1.00 pm RDI at SeAMK and Future Collaboration Opportunities

    1.10 pm Digital Europe – Role of HEIs

    3.00 pm Virtual Coffee Break 

    Benchmarking Language Teaching

    3.30– 4.30 pm Presentations by partner university representatives

    4.30 – 5 pm Virtual Networking and Presenting Schools and Teams at SeAMK

    Wednesday, 17th February 2021

    Virtual Teaching Visits

    Lectures can be between 8 am and 4 pm. The duration of a lecture can be anything between 30 to 90 minutes according to personal schedules.

    In addition, the following workshops and presentations will be organised:

    1 1 – 11.45 am KiVAKO Language Teaching Project

    1 – 2.30 pm Workshop: New M – exploring virtual mobility

    • Ms Kaija-Liisa Kivimäki and Ms Saija Råtts, SeAMK School of Business and Culture

    2.45 – 3.45 pm Presentation: Critical Incidents in Intercultural Teaching

    • Prof. Dr. Doris Fetscher, Westsächsische Hoschule Zwickau

    4.00 – 4.30 pm The Kaleidoscope of Sustainable Virtual Conferences: The 2020 Virtual International Language Days at Aschaffenburg UAS/Germany as Best Practice Example

    4.30 – 5.00 pm Teaching English to Digital Natives. Game-Based Approaches and Tailor-Made Materials

    Thursday, 18 February 2021

    1.30 – 2 pm European Universities Enhancing HEI Collaboration

    2 – 5.00 pm Teaching visits

    • Language classes in various schools: English, Swedish, German, Spanish, French, Finnish, Employer Branding

    Friday, 19 February 2021

    Teaching visits.

    Wednesday – Friday,  17-19 February 2021

    Meetings according to personal wishes and schedules. Please mention them in the registration.

     

    On behalf of SeAMK, the organisers of International Week welcome You and Your colleagues to join our Virtual International Week in February 2021!

    Marjo Arola, Tiina Ojanperä & Tiina Välimäki (International Mobility Services Team),
    Anne-Maria Mäkelä (RDI),
    Heli Simon (Language Teaching Team),
    Jussi Kareinen & Juhani Palomäki (School of Business and Culture),
    Kirta Nieminen & Anna Tall (School of Food and Agriculture),
    Terhi Haapala, Tiina Hemminki, Tiina Kohtamäki, Tua Niemelä & Tarja Svahn (School of Health Care and Social Work),
    Riikka Ala-Sankila (School of Technology).

    You can contact us by email: firstname.lastname@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.

Erasmus Charter and Erasmus Policy Statement

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences was awarded an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-2027 by the European Commission.

The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities a higher education institution (HEI) may carry out within the new Erasmus+ Programme in 2021-2027. The award of an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education is a pre-requisite for all HEIs located in an eligible country and willing to participate in learning mobility of individuals and/or cooperation for innovation and good practices under the Erasmus+ Programme.

Erasmus Policy Statement (EPS) sets out the overall Erasmus co-operation plan of the institution. It specifies the measures and actions the institution intends to introduce in order to fulfil the principles of the Erasmus University Charter. This concerns notably the Erasmus activities, such as involvement in student and teaching staff mobility, student placements, and the participation in Erasmus centralised actions (multilateral projects, networks and accompanying measures).

Erasmus-code: SF SEINAJO06
PIC-code: 949711578
OID: E10110096

International Programmes

There are four 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.

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