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 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.
The International Week includes opportunities for teaching, university presentations, workshops, campus tour, laboratory visits, social programme and networking events.
MONDAY 10 FEB
10.00 Walking tour in Seinäjoki
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”
13.00-16.00 Lessons by visiting teachers
18.00 Ice swimming and sauna
WEDNESDAY 12 FEB
9.00 Lessons by visiting teachers/workshops
13.00-16.00 Lessons by visiting teachers/workshops
THURSDAY 13 FEB
9.00 Lessons by visiting teachers
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.
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.
For further information, please contact
International Mobility Services:
Food and Agriculture
Ms Tiina Välimäki
Tel: +358 40 8304127
Health Care and Social Work
Ms Tiina Ojanperä
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
- 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.
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
Day 2 – Friday, 5 June
Certificates and closing words
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.
Ms Kaija-Liisa Kivimäki, Lecturer
Registration and administration
SeAMK International Mobility Services Team
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
- 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.
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
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 for International Week at School of Technology 2020 by 10 May 2020.
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
Tel. +358 40 8302 193
SeAMK International Mobility Services: International.office(at)seamk.fi
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.
There are three degree programmes taught entirely in English:
- Bachelor Degree Programme in International Business,
- Bachelor Degree Programme in Nursing and
- Master Degree Programme in International Business Management
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 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.