SeAMK International Week 2022

SeAMK International Week on 21-25 November 2022 is intended for partner institution teachers and staff members in education, RDI and internationalisation.

The programme includes interesting up-to-date expert presentations and workshops and offers opportunities for teaching, meetings and networking. Also, social programme is available. ​SeAMK International Week programme outlines will be sent to the participants at latest on Monday, 7 November 2022. Individualized teaching schedules will be sent separately from the degree programmes.

The week is organised partly in a hybrid form (more detailed information can be found in the programme). You can participate either physically on SeAMK Campus or online.​

The programme is free of charge for the teachers and staff members of partner universities of SeAMK, including lunches and the social programme mentioned in the programme. The participants take care of their own accommodation and transportation costs, as well as other possible costs. Participants are recommended to find out from their home universities about the possibility of using Erasmus+ funding for participation.

Registration deadline was 30 September 2022.

Contact SeAMK International Week organisers:


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

Changes in the programme are possible. Individualised teaching schedules will be sent separately from the degree programmes.

Programmes in pdf format

General programme
Programme in Automation, Construction and Mechanical Engineering
Programme in Business Management and International Business
Programme in Food Processing & Biotechnology, and Hospitality Management
Programme in Nursing
Programme in Physiotherapy
Programme in Social Work and Applied Gerontology

General Programme
Monday 21 November 2022

Possible teaching visits

17.00 Sightseeing walking tour of the city. Starting point in front of Hotel Alma, address: Ruukintie 4

19.00 Get-together with a light evening snack. Hotel Lakeus, address: Torikatu 2

Tuesday 22 November 2022

9.00-9.45 Registration for SeAMK International Week (SeAMK Campus, lobby of F building, address: Kampusranta 11)

Auditorium F128 and online 

   Welcome words and practical information. Ms Marjo Arola, Head of International Education Services, SeAMK

Internationalisation as part of SeAMK´s strategy and operations. Dr Jaakko Hallilla, President & CEO, SeAMK

SeAMK´s expertise in RDI:

  • Wellbeing technology supporting transforming societies, Mr Sami Perälä, Development Manager, Wellbeing Technology
  • Growth entrepreneurship and business transfers, Dr Sanna Joensuu-Salo, Principal Lecturer (Entrepreneuship Research) and Dr Anmari Viljamaa, Principal Lecturer (Entrepreneurship Research)
  • Digital manufacturing and industrial internet, Mr Toni Luomanmäki, Senior Lecturer
  • Food safety, Dr Gun Wirtanen, Senior Advisor, Food Safety
  • Circular Economy with Sustainability (emerging), Dr Kari Laasasenaho, RDI Senior Expert

11.30-12.00 Keynote speech: Internationalisation in Seinäjoki and the region. Mr Jaakko Kiiskilä, Mayor, City of Seinäjoki

12.00-13.30 Lunch, Restaurant Komia

13.30- RDI poster session and SeAMK Campus tour incl. laboratories and learning environments (starting point classroom F144)

17.30 Free-choice evening programme: Winter swimming with a light evening snack in Tanelinranta (registration required). Departure at 17.30 in front of Hotel Alma, address: Ruukintie 4

Wednesday 23 November 2022

Teaching visits and meetings according to personal schedule

Choose one of the following:

9.00-10.15 Workshop: How to facilitate high-quality student mobility ( F312 and online). Ms Jonna-Maria Peltoniemi and Ms Tiina Välimäki, SeAMK

International skills and competence are required in globalised working life.  Mobility is one effective tool for students to develop those skills. How to promote mobility and facilitate unforgettable mobility experience for students? How to use Internationalisation at Home activities as part of mobility processes? Join the workshop and share your best experience and innovate new methods with international colleagues. The workshop consists of short presentations, group work and networking.


9.00-10.45 Workshop: Critical Incidents (F308). Dr Doris Fetscher and Ms Susanne Klein, University of Applied Sciences Zwickau, Germany

In this workshop we will work with stories about experiences that the participants themselves have experienced as irritating or conflictual in the intercultural context. We call such stories Critical-Incident Narrations. We will look at these situations together and analyse them from different perspectives. The primary goal is not to find “the right” solution to the irritation, but to broaden our interpretive horizons and thus our understanding of our own culture and other cultures. How do we perceive ourselves and others? How do others perceive us?  What stereotypes influence us? What happens in the dynamics of a complex intercultural situation? How can we develop intercultural sensitivity? We would wish active participation from the participants.

10.15-10.45 Break. Coffee available (F345)

Choose one of the following:

10.45-12.00 Workshop: Talent Boost programme (F144 and online). Ms Tiina Ojanperä and Mr Jiuliano Prisada, SeAMK

Talent Boost Finland is a national service package that help companies to recruit international professionals and develop multicultural organisations. The talents needed by the companies can be found in Finland, for example, among the international students who have graduated here, or they can also be recruited from abroad. Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences is strongly committed to support its international students in their plans to learn Finnish language, integrate into the Finnish society and find jobs or start their own companies.

We invite partner universities, which are interested to share their experiences related to these topics, to take part in this workshop. We will discuss about concrete policies, tools and examples that universities use to support integration and employment of international students. The workshop consists of short presentations, group work and networking.


10.45-12.00 Workshop: Didactic Use of Critical Incidents. Critical Incident Cycle (F312). Dr Dagmar Sieglova, Skoda Auto University, Czechia

This workshop demonstrates critical incidents as cyclical process that can be used for multiple purposes in varied higher education subjects. Critical incidents as case studies will be used to show how to help students boost their professional as well as personal growth.

12.00 Lunch, Restaurant Komia

13.30-15.00 Networking Coffees in Degree Programmes (between lectures and meetings)

  • Agriculture, Food Processing and Biotechnology, and Hospitality Management, at 13.30 – 14.00: Coffee room, Frami A, 5th floor 
  • Business, International Business and Cultural Management, at 13.45 – 14.15:  Coffee room F333, Frami F, 3rd floor
  • Health Care and Social Work, at 13.45 – 14.15: Kampustalo D1079 
  • Automation, Construction and Mechanical Engineering: at 13.00 – 14.30, Frami A310.7, Frami A, 3rd floor

15.00 – 17.00 Workshop: Diversity Wins (F308). Dr Lenka Stejskalová, Ms Miluše Löffelmannová and Dr Dagmar Sieglova, Skoda Auto University, Czechia

The workshop leads the participants through the principles of unconscious biases and shows how to recognize, understand, and deal with critical incidents in diverse settings

18.00 Reception at the City Hall. (Address: Kirkkokatu 6)

Thursday 24 November 2022

Teaching visits and meetings according to personal schedule

9.00-10.00 Session: Internationalisation in Higher Education institutions today and tomorrow (F110 and online). Ms Marjo Arola, SeAMK

The forms and modes of internationalisation are under the change in higher education institutions today and tomorrow. For example, digitalization and green thinking affect the ways how  HEIs are developing and emphasizing their international activities now and in the coming years. Somehow, the international operations of HEIs are more “blended” now.  Still, the basic elements as student, teacher and staff mobility, international network and project collaboration will stay and will be developed also in the future. Let’s discuss the future development of the internationalisation in higher education institutions. 
Case: Digital transformation of higher education based on educational 
metauniverse – Practice of School of education of Sanda University. Dr Dongxing Yu, Sanda University, China

Friday 25 November 2022

Teaching visits and meetings according to personal schedule

Travelling back home

Travelling and accommodation

SeAMK has negotiated contract prices with following hotels in Seinäjoki:

Hotel Alma
Address: Ruukintie 4, Seinäjoki
Rooms in Alma New Tower:
Single room 99€/room/night (incl. breakfast and opportunity to use sauna)
Double room 129€/room/night (incl. breakfast and opportunity to use sauna)
Bookings with code SEAMKIW2022 from the link  Hotel Alma or via e-mail:

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Address: Kauppatori 3, Seinäjoki
Single room 110€/room/night (incl. breakfast)
Double room 13o€/room/night (incl. breakfast)
Bookings with code BSEAMKIW2022 from the link: Sokos Hotels in Seinäjoki

Find other hotel options and read more about location and arrival to Seinäjoki and SeAMK from the link: Location and Arrival | SeAMK 
More information about Seinäjoki: Frontpage | City of Seinäjoki (