There is demand for TAMK’s competence in Oman
A group of 25 engineering students from Oman arrived at TAMK during Midsummer. Their two-month education is part of TAMK’s export of chargeable education.
There is demand for Tampere University of Applied Sciences’ (TAMK) competence in the eastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman. The university of applied sciences education only started there a couple of years ago, and thus the system is still in the start-up phase.
At TAMK, the student group will learn how to use IT tools in engineering, and laboratories in measuring and analysis. The connections between the studies and working life will be deepened through several company visits.
TAMK’s Principal Lecturer Anasse Bouhlal has a key position in the Omani higher education ministry, which develops engineering education in the country. One of his first challenges is building key laboratory learning environments in the new higher education institutions. Another principal lecturer of TAMK will also leave to Oman for two years in August to work as a director in the higher education ministry.
Export of chargeable education ensures quality of Finnish education
TAMK is increasing export of chargeable education to maintain extensive staff competence in its Finnish education offered free of charge.
- We aim at maintaining students’ and working life’s confidence by offering good-quality learning environments and enough staff to allow them to concentrate on their core competence. In the decade of decreasing state funding, this is possible by acquiring new and externally funded projects, says Vice President Mikko Naukkarinen.
TAMK is also negotiating for organisation of vocational teacher education and labour needs based education in Oman. The teacher education on web-based learning pedagogy, which has already continued for a year in Dubai, is now offered as online education worldwide.