International References

TAMK is keen on developing its international relations and is a very active organiser and participant in many international activities such as international projects, conferences, networks, double degrees, company contacts etc. On this page you will find a list of TAMK's International references (since 2010).


1 Projects


3 Conferences (ORGANISED BY TAMK)

4 Networks and memberships

5 Double and joint degrees

6 Company contacts

7 Students recruitment events

8 Alumni activities

9 TAMK blogs



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School of Wellbeing and Social Services


  • NUF 50 Years Conference, Sigtuna, Sweden, 30 September - 1 October 2010, Marja-Leena Lähteenmäki: “PBL environment – developing reflective practice”
  • Workshop: Developing Reflective Practitioners through PBL, University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland, 5 November 2010, book release New Approaches to Problem-based learning: Revitalising Your Practice in Higher Education, a chapter by Marja-Leena Lähteenmäki and Lars Uhlin (Linköping University, Sweden): “Developing Reflective Practitioners through PBL in Academic and Practice Environments”
  • Consortium of Institutes of Higher Education in Health and Rehabilitation In Europe (COHEHRE) 2010 Conference: Innovation in Education, Oulu, Finland, 19 - 21 May 2010, Jarmo Perttunen
  • 4th International Hyvite Symposium on Wellbeing Technology, Tampere, Finland, 9 June 2010, Jarmo Perttunen
  • 13th World Sport for All Congress, Jyväskylä, Finland, 14 - 17 June 2010, Jarmo Perttunen


  • EANM10 -Annual Congress of the European Association of Nuclear medicine, 9 - 13 october 2010, Vienna, Austria, Tiina Säilä

Social Services:

  • 2nd International Interprofessional Health and Social Care Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom,  6 - 7 July 2010, Ulla-Maija Koivula
  • ESMU (European Centre for Strategic Management of Universities) Conference on "Benchmarking in European Higher Education", Brussels, Belgium, 11 June 2010, Ulla-Maija Koivula
  • COHEHRE - Consortium of Institutes of Higher Education in Health and Rehabilitation In Europe 2010 Conference: Innovation in Education, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Oulu, Finland, 19 - 21 May 2010, Ulla-Maija Takkunen

School of Business and Services

Business Administration / International Business:

  • NICE Network - New Initiatives and Challenges in Europe meeting in Genoa, Italy, June 2010, Pirkko Varis
  • NICE Network - New Iniatives and Challanges in Europe annual conference in Zwolle, Netherlands / Emden, Germany, June 2011, Pirkko Varis
  • Nordplus Nordic and Baltic Business Innovation network annual meeting in Odense, Denmark, September 2010, Pirkko Varis
  • Nordplus Nordic and Baltic Business Innovation network annual meeting in Kaunas, Lithuania, September 2011, Pirkko Varis
  • Intercultural Diversity in the EU Higher Education Systems, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Finnish representative to the European Commission’s ad Hoc meetings on EuroMed HE and Research
  • HBAB3 - Health Bridges Across the Bosphorus 3, Essen, Germany, 13 - 17 May 2010
  • 19th Session of the General Assembly - International Civil Defence Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland, 1 - 2 2010 (

School of Construction and Electrical Engineering

Construction Engineering:

  • ENHR2010 -  22nd Conference of the European Network for Housing Research, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2010, Eero Nippala (TAMK) and Juhani Heljo (TUT):  “Building retrofit or renewal in Finnish apartment buildings”
  • SB2011 - World Sustainable Building Conference, Helsinki , Finland, October 2011, Eero Nippala (TAMK) and Juhani Heljo (TUT): “Sustainable building, Energy saving measures in Finland”
  • MISBE2011 – CIB International Conference Management and Innovation for a Sustainable Built Environment, Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 2011, Eero Nippala (TAMK) and Pekka Tienhaara (VTT): “Country comparison in CI-information”

Electrical Engineering:

  • Mathematical and Applied logic (MALog) Conference, Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, Romania, 3 November 2010, Lauri Hietalahti: "Is mathematical logic needed in electrical engineering?"  

School of Art, Music and Media

 Film and Television, Fine Art, Media:

  • DobleClick - Inter-university open days Vic University, Spain, 16 - 18 March 2010
  • Soudscapes 2010 - Ideologies and Ethics in the Uses and Abuses of Sound, Koli, Finland, 16 - 19 June 2010
  • 11th ELIA (The European League of Institutes of the Arts) Biennial Conference, Nantes, France, 26 - 30 October 2010 (
  • CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision) Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 5 November 2010 (
  • EUROPRIX - Academic Network Conference and Multimedia Art Festival, Graz, Austria, 10 - 13 November 2010 (


  • AEC (Association of European Conservatoires) Annual Meeting for International Relations Coordinators in European Institutions for Higher Music Education, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2010
  • AEC Annual Congress, Warsaw, Poland, November 2010
  • NordplusMusic International Relations Coordinators meeting, Vilnius, Lithuania, October 2010

School of Industrial Engineering

Environmental Engineering:

  • 1st Ameli-Eaur  International Symposium on Sustainable Water and Sanitation System & 7th International Symposium on Sustainable Water and Sanitation System, Paris, France, September 2010, Eeva-Liisa Viskari
  • EESD2010 - Engineering Education in Sustainable Development 2010, Chalmers' University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, September 2010, Marjukka Dyer (TAMK) and Suvi Holm (MD of Ecofellows Ltd, Tampere):  "Reflections on Successful Cooperation between Tampere Universities and Moreenia, the Centre for Urban Environment"
  • 15th Umberto User Workshop, Hamburg, Germany, 28 - 29 September 2010, Marjukka Dyer: "How Umberto came to Tampere - 15 years of collaboration"

Paper Technology:

  • EACEA (Education, Audivisual & Culture Executive Agency) Project Directors’ Conference: Bilateral Cooperations between Industrial Countries, 13 - 15 October 2010, Ulla Häggblom-Ahnger: “Cooperation in Higher Education and Training/ Trans Atlantic Paper Science Dual Undergraduate Degree Program (TAPS)”

School of Vocational Teacher Education

  • Photography Next International Conference at Moderna museet and Nordiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, 4 - 5 February 2010, Pekka Kalli and Päivi Lehtonen: “Power of Photos and Video in Education?“
  • ENTER Study Days, staff training for implementing change in vocational education, Dijon, France 20 - 22 May 2010, Pekka Kalli: “Empowering teachers for change”
  • AACE (Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education), SITE 2010 (Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education), San Diego, United States, Hanna Torp
  • AACE, Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010 – Conference on Learning and Technology, Penang, Malaysia, 17 - 20 May 2010, Hanna Torp
  • Teacher Training for Vocational Education in Contemporary Europe Conference, Prague, Czech Republic,  9 - 10 September 2010, Eeva Manni: “Long-standing cooperation and partnership”
  • AACE E-Learn 2010 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education, Orlando, United States, Hanna Teräs
  • Online Educa Berlin - 16th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning & Training, Berlin, Germany, 1 - 3 December 2010, Hanna Teräs

R&D and Education Services

  • Subcontracting 2010, Tampere, Finland, 21 - 23 September 2010, Heikki Savia
  • Subcontracting 2011, Tampere, Finland, 13 - 15 September 2011, Heikki Savia
  • 3rd Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum on ICT research: 2010 Euro-Africa Week on ICT Research & E-Infrastructures, Helsinki, Finland, 7 - 10 December 2010, Mina Bouhlal
  • Civic Organisations' Seminar on Development Cooperation, Helsinki, Finland, 2 November 2010, Mina Bouhlal: "The Foreigners and the Finnish Language as a Working Tool in Finnish Universities and NGO"
  • Congress of European Sleep Research Society, Lisbon, Portugal, 14 - 18 September 2010, Kristiina Lilja
  • AALIANCE conference Ambiant Assisted Living: Technology and Innovation for Ageing Well, Malaga, Spain, 11 - 12 March 2010, Kanto-Hannula T, Heinonen T, Puurtinen HG: "Senior citizen as a consumer – genuine consumer research studies as a precondition for successful business models in the service sector" (
  • AAL Forum 2010, Odense, Denmark 2010, Heinonen T, Puurtinen HG: "End-user involvement in developing innovative, preventive senior services" (
  • AAATE Workshop 2010, Sheffield, UK, October 2010. Kallio E, Lilja K, Puurtinen HG: "Knowledge Transfer Using Living Lab Method – Case Healthy Sleep" (




School of Art, Music and Media

Film and Television, Fine Art, Media:

  • EuroITV 2010 – 8th European Conference on Interactive TV and Video, Tampere, Finland, 9 - 11 June 2010 (TAMK one of the main organizers) (
  • MindTrek Conference 2011, 28 - 30 October 2011


  • NordplusMusic International Coordinators Annual Meeting, Fall 2011
  • Nordic-Baltic-Composition Network Meeting, April 2010

School of Wellbeing and Social Services

  • 10th Conference on Problem-Based Learning in Finland - From Tacit to Explicit: Embodied in PBL, Tampere, Finland (together with University of Tampere and ProBell, the Finnish Society for Problem-Based Learning), 5 - 6 May 2010



  • Finnish Network for International Programmes (FINNIPS). The network organizes entrance exams in 16 countries. At TAMK, the degree programmes of Environmental Engineering, International Business and Tourism participate.


School of Art, Music and Media

Film and Television, Fine Art, Media:

  • Nordicil – association of Nordic Film schools under CILECT, member
  • Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (CILECT) member
  • The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) member
  • Swan Lake: Moving Image & Music Award, member
  • European Academy for Digital Media Academic Network (EADiM) member
  • World Summit Award member (
  • World Summit Award Mobile Content member (
  • World Summit Youth Award member (


  • Association of Nordic Music Academies (ANMA) member
  • NordplusMusic member
  • Association of European Conservatoires member

School of Business and Services

  • The New Initiatives and Challenges in Europe (NICE) member.  A network of 35 business schools, faculties and departments of business and economics, working together in order to develop curricula, joint projects, intensive programmes, exchanges, internships and other cooperation. Contact person Pirkko Varis (
  • The Nordplus Nordic and Baltic Business Innovation Network coordinating institution. A network of five partner institutions: Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finland), University of Southern Denmark (Denmark), Tallinn College of Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia), University of Tromsö (Norway), and Vytautas Magnus University (Latvia), operating in the fields of business, management, entrepreneurship, product development and innovation. Contact person Pirkko Varis (
  • SAP University Alliances
  • West-Finland Finnish-Russian Student Exchange Programme (FIRST) member, coordinator of Intensive Programme
  • Innovation Week at SDU, ProAcademy as participant, April 2010
  • Nordic and Baltic Business Week (NBBW): "Business in the Nordic and Baltic Countries" in Kaunas, Lithuania, organised by the Nordic and Baltic Business Innovation network  (NABBI), September 2011
  • Nordic and Baltic Business Week (NBBW): "Business in the Nordic and Baltic Countries" in Odense, Denmark,  organised by the Nordic and Baltic Business Innovation network  (NABBI), September 2010
  • North-South-South Intensive Week in Sustainable Tourism, Tanzania, Autumn 2011
  • EuroMed University, Slovenia, member of the Management Board and Senate (
  • Logistics and Innovation Cluster,  Berlin
  • The National EuroMed Network of Finland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


More information on Double Degrees.




School of Industrial Engineering


School of Art, Music and Media

Business Information Systems:

  • International Project Management Association (IPMA). Degree programmes of Business Administration and Business Information Systems, as well as Professional Specialisation Studies, have paths coaching students for the IPMA certificate.
  • Cisco Networking Academy (Network Services module of specialization of Business Information Systems)
  • Microsoft IT-Academy
  • Sun Microsystems (Oracle)



  • European Education and Lifelong Learning Exhibition Gaudeamus 2010, Brno, Czech Republic;  joint Study in Inland Finland stand together with higher education consortium partner JAMK University of Applied Sciences from Central Finland, 2-5 November 2010
  • China Education Expo 2010, Shanghai, China;  joint Study in Tampere stand with Unipoli partners (University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology), 23-24 October 2010
  • Europe Day” at the Finnish Consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia: joint stand with Unipoli partners (University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology), 25 September 2010
  • Inter-University Centre for International Educational Programmes (ICIEP), 18th International Education Fair St. Petersburg, Russia; joint Study in Tampere stand with Unipoli partners (University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology), 10 October 2010




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Updated 11/05/2014