International Week for Non-Teaching Staff

International Week for Non-Teaching Staff

Dates: 6 - 10 June 2016

Theme of the week: Intercultural Communication

Application period: Registartion for IW 2016 is closed

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The International Week 2016 will be organised in collaboration with Tampere University of Applied Sciences and University of Tampere.

It is our pleasure to welcome our international partners to attend the International Week for Non-Teaching Staff in Tampere, Finland, on 6th - 10th June 2016.
This international staff training week is intended for the non-teaching staff members of our partner universities and it will give you an opportunity to get to know the unique educational atmosphere of Tampere by introducing for the first time the collaboration of the two universities in Tampere. In addition, there will be an introduction to the UNIPOLI network, which is a platform of co-operation for all higher education in Tampere.


On Monday we will start the week at University of Tampere and have a starting meeting in-cluding participants' short introductions. In the evening a Get-Together will be organized, where the UNIPOLI network will be presented in a relaxing atmosphere.

During the following three days the participants will increase their knowledge and awareness of culture and its influence on communication through Intercultural communication workshops.

Participants will be divided into groups based on the tasks and duties each participant performs in their own institution or holds a special interest in:

- International Services (TAMK and UTA partners)
- Library and Information Services (TAMK partners)
- Human Resources Services (TAMK partners)
- Student Services (TAMK partners)
- University Sports (TAMK and UTA partners)

When registering for the week you have to choose the TRACK you wish to join.

The week will offer an opportunity to gain once-in-a-lifetime experiences as the participants will be introduced to Finnish culture, society and the Nordic White Nights! One of the high-lights of the week is the traditional sauna evening by the lake on Tuesday, so do not forget to bring your swimming gear!

Participation fee for the International Week is 100 € which includes training programme and all social events mentioned in the programme.

NB! Programme for International Week 2016 can be found here and it is subject to change!


Registration for International Week 2016 is now closed. For more information on selection, please contact the organisers.

The deadline to apply was by 8 April 2016. The selected participants will be informed by email by 18 April 2016 and the participation fee of 100 € is due 6 May 2016.

The number of participants for the week will be limited to 40, with the maximum per partner being two. Multiple participants from a single partner institution should preferably have dif-ferent job descriptions and duties.


The programme will take place in the city of Tampere, both Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences campuses.


The accepted participants can book their accommodation in any hotel of their choice located in the city center. More detailed information of special rates and recommendations will be given directly to the participants via email.

NB! Do not book hotels or flights before your participation has been confirmed!


The participants are expected to cover their travel, accommodation and daily allowance expenses independently from their own funds, e.g. Erasmus+ staff mobility or other funds. The participation fee of 100 € can be made by credit card or PayPal.

NB! Do not book hotels or flights before your participation has been confirmed!


We look forward to sharing this intercultural and inspirational week together with our colleagues here in Tampere 6 - 10 June 2016! Please feel free to contact us by email if you have any questions regarding the week at and

Noora Kahra

International coordinator for staff exchanges

Tampere University of Applied Sciences



Laura Lalu

Coordinator of international education

University of Tampere



International coordinator Ms Noora Kahra
Tel. +358 3 245 2111

Updated 09.01.2019