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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 ‘Food Safety’

    We are happy to invite you to join the International Week ‘Food Safety’ at School of Food and Agriculture of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Finland, taking place 11th - 15th June 2018.

    The International Week ‘Food Safety’ is aimed at teachers and staff representing the fields of Food and Hospitality, Food and Biotechnology, and Agriculture in our partner institutions. A special attention in workshops will be paid to curricula development and different aspects of Food Safety in High-Tech Agriculture, Nutrition and Big Data as well as to learning from each other’ s good practices in the field.

    The theme ‘High-Tech Agriculture’ covers topics in new innovations in agricultural technology and processes, like’ photonics, smart food systems, innovative processes and 3D scanning. The topic ’Nutrition’ deals with sustainable, safe and healthy diets (e.g. reducing overweight, alternative protein sources), as well pays attention to food experiences. Under the theme ‘Big Datawill be discussed ensuring high levels of food security with the topics of digitalization and traceability.

    One of the main actions included in the program, is to participate to the Food Safety 2020 International Conference. The conference is an opportunity for everyone involved in the agricultural and food sector from all European regions to exchange knowledge and meet partners and stakeholders. The three core conference themes, High-Tech Agriculture, Nutrition and Big Data, provide an integrated approach to present innovative solutions to food security. The conference will provide networking opportunities for agricultural entrepreneurs, researchers and regional governments via lectures, workshops, matchmaking, a product market and site visits.

    The International Week includes opportunities for taking part in:
    Workshops
    Laboratory and company visits
    Food Safety 2020 Conference
    Social programme
    Networking with international colleagues

    Sign up for the International Week in Food Safety by 31 March 2018 HERE.

    International Week leaflet

     

    Bio- ja elintarviketekniikan laboratoriossa.

    SeAMK International Week ’Food Safety’: Programme Overview

    (subject to changes)

    Monday, 11 June  2018

    10.30  Registration desk opens. Frami F lobby, address: Kampusranta 11, Seinäjoki

    12.00  Opening of International Week Food Safety (Meeting room Frami A310.7)
    Welcome to SeAMK International Week ’Food Safety’, Dean Leena Perämäki
    Presentation of SeAMK and School of Food and Agriculture, Head of Programme Eija Putula-Hautala
    Information on practical matters, Lecturer Kirta Nieminen

    13.00  Lunch at restaurant KOMIA (Frami B)

    14.00 – 17.00  Workshop (Meeting room Frami A310.7)
    Presentations of participants and their home universities.What can they offer for each other´s students (studies
    in English, placements, projects etc.)

    19.00  Welcome Reception at Aalto Center (offered by the City of Seinäjoki)

    Tuesday, 12 June 2018

    9.00  Workshop (Meeting room Frami A310.7)
    Discussions about the development of common intensive courses or other joint courses/modules/minors and projects.

    11.00  Lunch

    12.00  Opening and keynote speech (Food Safety 2020 conference)

    14.00  Coffee

    14.30 Parallel Sessions: Big Data, High Tech Agriculture and Nutrition (Food Safety 2020 conference)

    16.30 Mocktails

    19.00  Dinner (place will be announced later)

    Wednesday 13 June 2018 

    9.00   Project Brokerage Event

    11.30  Lunch

    12.30  Parallel Sessions: Big Data, High Tech Agriculture and Nutrition (Food Safety 2020 conference)

    14.30 Coffee

    14.30-17.00  Innovation tours (Food Safety 2020 conference)

    Thursday, 14 June 2018

    9.00 Laboratory/company visits

    11.30 Lunch

    13.00 -16.00 Laboratory/company visits

    Friday,  15 June 2018

    8.30  Conclusions of the International Week: What have we learned and how to go on together? (Meeting room FramiA310.7)

    10.00 –  Farewell Coffee

     

    Lohesta on loihdittu maukas à la carte -annos. Ruohosipulia lisätään koristeeksi päälle.

     

    Costs:
    The participants take care of their own accommodation and transportation bookings and costs, as well as other possible costs. Erasmus+ staff grants are recommended.

    The programme is free of charge for the members of partner universities of SeAMK, including conference, lunches and social programme mentioned in the programme overview

    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 below:
    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 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:
    Hotel Alma http://www.hotelalma.fi/etusivu
    Hotel Lakeus: https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/seinajoki/sokos-hotel-lakeus
    Hotel Vaakuna: https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/seinajoki/sokos-hotel-vaakuna
    Omena Hotel: https://www.omenahotels.com/en/hotels/seinajoki-en/

    More information on the hotel options above also on https://eriaff2018.seamk.fi/

     

     

    For further information, please feel free to contact:

    Content of the Programme:
    Ms Anu Katila, Head of Degree Programme
    SeAMK School of Food and Agriculture
    Email: anu.katila(AT)seamk.fi
    Tel. +358 40 830 2430

    Practical Arrangements:
    Ms Tiina Välimäki, International Mobility Services
    Email: tiina.valimaki(AT)seamk.fi
    Tel. +358 40 830 4127

    Further information can also be found on:
    https://www.seamk.fi/en/about-us/faculties/school-of-food-and-agriculture/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GKazrj_u4M

    Looking forward to seeing you as our guest in Seinäjoki in June 2018!

  • International Project Week at School of Technology of SeAMK

    We are happy to invite you to join the International Project Week at School of Technology of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Finland, taking place 17-21 September 2018.

    The International Project Week is aimed at teachers and staff members in the fields of Automation, Mechanical and Construction Engineering, as well Construction Site Management in our partner institutions.

    The International Project Week includes opportunities for:

    • University presentations
    • Teaching
    • Workshops for staff members, R&D staff and administrators
    • Campus tour/Laboratory visits
    • Seinäjoki City tour and Company visit
    • Social programme
    • Networking with International collegues.

     

    Guest lecturers are hoped to deliver lectures under the following topics:

    • Intercultural Communication
    • IOT, Internet of Things
    • Smart City
    • City Planning
    • Drone Applications (Automation, Machine Technology, Construction Engineering)
    • Digital Applications (Automation, Machine Technology, Construction Engineering)
    • BIM, Building Information Modelling; Also in Machine Technology
    • Circular Economy
    • Robotics
    • Autonomous Machines/Vehicles
    • Alternative Energy Sources for Mobile Vehicles and Effect on Infrastructure

     

    Sign up for the International Project Week by 30 April 2018!

    Sign up HERE.

    Automatiikka ja robotiikka osana konetekniikkaa.

    International Project Week: Programme Overview

    (subject to change)

    Monday, 17 September 2018
    8.30 – 9.00 Coffee and registration
    9.00  Welcome to SeAMK International Project Week (Auditorium F128, Frami F Building)
    Mr Jorma Nevaranta, Dean, School of Technology
    SeAMK Presentation and SeAMK Facilities
    Information on the programme of the week and practical matters
    Partner university presentations
    Assignments for student groups
    12.00 Lunch, Restaurant Frami B
    13.00 SeAMK Campus tour and SeAMK laboratory visits
    Students: Working in the groups (afternoon)
    16.00 Get together Party (Meeting room on the 7th floor, Frami F Building)

    Tuesday, 18 September 2018
    8.00  Teaching/Workshops for staff
    12.00 Lunch, Restaurant Frami B
    13.00 Seinäjoki City tour and Company visit
    Students: Group work (afternoon)

    Wednesday, 19 September 2018
    8.00  Teaching/Workshops for staff
    12.00 Lunch, Restaurant Frami B
    Afternoon: Meetings with SeAMK teachers and staff members according to personal wishes.
    Students: Group work
    18.00 Barbecue (outdoor, warm clothes needed)

    Thursday, 20 September 2018
    8.00  Teaching/Workshops for staff
    12.00 Lunch, Restaurant Frami B
    Afternoon: Meetings with SeAMK teachers and staff members according to personal wishes.
    Students: Group work

    Friday, 21 September 2018
    8.00  Presentations/Poster Sessions (Auditorium F128 & classroom F144)
    12.00–13.00 Farewell Lunch, Restaurant Frami B

     

    Information for teachers:
    Our guest lecturers are expected to deliver  three sets of four-class-hour lectures (= 3 x (4 x 45 min)) to one multi-disciplinary student group on the topic previously agreed on. The lectures will take place in the mornings (8 am – 12 am) on Tuesday – Thursday.

    The students will work in groups in the afternoons. There will be no exam at the end of the International Project Week. The groups are expected to provide a poster on their outcome and it will be presented in the Friday morning session (8 am – 12 am).

    SeAMK staff members will take care of the practical arrangements.

    Please submit  the topics you would like to teach together with your registration.

    Programme for Staff guests:
    Administrators and  R&D staff members are very welcome to take part in the International Project Week. Several workshops will be organised for staff guests during the week. A special attention in workshops will be paid to curricula development, project and research cooperation as well as to learning from each other’ s good practices.

    Also, personal meetings with SeAMK teachers and staff members will be organised for teachers and staff guests according to wishes and needs.

    Campus tour, laboratory visits, Seinäjoki city tour and a company visit
    are also offered for the International Project Week participants according to the programme overview.

    www.seamk.fi/en/about-us/faculties/school-of-technology/
    www.seamk.fi/en
    www.seinajoki.fi/en

    For further information, please feel free to contact:

    The content and programme of the International Project Week:
    Ms Riikka Ala-Sankila, MA, School of Technology
    Email: riikka.ala-sankila(AT)seamk.fi
    Tel. +358 40 8302 193

    In case of questions on travelling and accommodation:
    Ms Marjo Arola, M.Sc. (Econ), International Mobility Services
    Email: marjo.arola(AT)seamk.fi
    Tel. +358 40 8304 216

    Costs:
    The participants take care of their own accommodation and transportation bookings and costs, as well as other possible costs. Erasmus+ scholarships are recommended.

    The programme is free of charge for the members of partner universities of SeAMK, including lunches and social programme mentioned in the programme overview

    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 below: 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 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:
    We have an agreement with Hotel Alma (http://www.hotelalma.fi/etusivu) . There is a limited number of single rooms available. If you wish to stay at Hotel Alma, book the room as soon as possible. Book the room via email: alma@hotelalma.fi Ask SeAMK price.

    Other hotel options in Seinäjoki:
    Hotel Lakeus: https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/seinajoki/sokos-hotel-lakeus
    Hotel Vaakuna: https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/seinajoki/sokos-hotel-vaakuna
    Omena Hotel: https://www.omenahotels.com/en/hotels/seinajoki-en/

    Looking forward to seeing you as our guest in Seinäjoki next autumn!

    Sign up for the International Project Week before 30 March 2018
    by using the link below: 

    https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/8AA4F12EA20A7C28.par

  • International Week in Health Care and Social Work Education

    We are pleased to welcome guest lecturers and staff members from nursing, physiotherapy, social work and elderly care to give lectures or workshops related to your expertise during the 5th International Week in Health Care and Social Work Education 12 - 16 February 2018. Especially we would appreciate topics related to New Challenges in Social Work and Health Care.

    Guest lecturers will have possibilities to discuss with colleagues from Finland and abroad. Guests have an opportunity to visit local social and health care services, and have possibilities to enjoy our social and cultural Program.

    More information and registration before 30.11.2017: Tiina Ojanperä, Coordinator, International Mobility Services, tiina.ojanpera@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.