Eye on TAMK 2023 seminar

Eye on TAMK seminar will be held from 21 to 22 March 2023 (two half-day seminars)

Eye on TAMK 2023 Seminar: (Re)connecting for future, day 1


Time:                Tuesday, 21 March 2023 from 9.00 to 13.15

Place:                TAMK Main Auditorium D1-04, Kuntokatu 3, Tampere

Live stream:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoFeFsC85wM



9.00-9.05          Music performance by TAMK Music student Alena Lavrenchuk: Niccolo Paganini: Caprice no 5

9.05-9.15         Opening of the Eye on TAMK seminar

Ms Sanna Wesanko, Vice President in Education, TAMK

9.15-10.00         Megatrends and futures thinking

Mr Mikko Dufva, Leading Specialist, Foresight, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

10.00-10.45         Teachers’ digital competencies – facilitating learning in 21st century

Mr Jiri Vippola, Senior Lecturer, Pedagogic Innovations and Culture, TAMK

10.45-11.15         BREAK

11.15-12.45         Project examples about the future in education

  • 11.15-11.40 Maintaining and re-connecting research networks via the MELES-BOT project / Mr Piotr Wołejsza, Coordinator of the Erasmus+ MELES-BOT project, Poland
  • 11.40-12.00 VERSATILE: European cross-institutional studies. Hochschule Rhein-Waal (Germany), TAMK (Finland), University of Masaryk (Czechia) and University of Derby (UK) have set up eight cross-institutional courses online. A number of administrational challenges have been resolved during the process. / Dr. Maike Kaufmann and Ms Anja Peters, International Center, Hochschule Rhein-Waal, Germany 
  • 12.00-12.20 Academy for Sustainable Future Educators (EduSTA) / Ms Eveliina Asikainen, Senior Lecturer, Pedagogic Innovations and Culture, TAMK
  • 12.20-12.45 DIGI-SOC, Developing Cross-domain Digital and Entrepreneurial Skills / Mr Petri Pohjola, Senior Lecturer, Industrial Engineering, TAMK

12.45-13.15         Speech

Mr Pekka Haavisto, Minister for Foreign Affairs 

13.15         End of the programme




Eye on TAMK 2023 Seminar: (Re)connecting for future, day 2


Time:                Wednesday, 22 March 2023 from 9.00 to 13.00

Place:                TAMK Main Auditorium D1-04, Kuntokatu 3, Tampere

Live stream:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAERp40Qf3c



9.00-9.15         Welcome to the Eye on TAMK 2023 seminar day 2

Dr. Ari Sivula, Vice President in RDI, TAMK 

9.15-10.00         Interdisciplinarity in proactive design processes

Prof.  Erich Schöls, Dean, Faculty of Design, Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany 

10.00-10.45         For a better future – the role of Living Labs

Mr Valentino Piana, Senior Academic Associate, University of Applied Science of Western Switzerland

10.45-11.00         BREAK

11.00-12.00         Panel discussion about the future of higher education

Hosted by Ms Virpi Heinonen, Team Leader in Latin America and the Caribbean, TAMK

Panelists: Dr. Silja Kostia, Principal Lecturer, School of Built Environment and Bio-Economy, TAMK; Prof. Dr. Marco Rimkus, Vice President for Studies and Teaching at Hochschule Emden/Leer; Mrs. Marietta Muhonen, Director of the school of education at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen; Mr. Shane Wilson, Principal of Marble Bar Primary School, Western Australia; Mr. Zhang Mi, Chairman of Poling Education Management Group, China

See the complete panelists’ profiles here

12.00-12.45         The future of internationalization

Dr. Carita Prokki, Director, Global Education, TAMK

Ms Jamylle Ouverney, Researcher from the Instituo Federal de Educação Ciência e Tecnologia da Paraíba, Brasil

12.45-13.00         Conclusions

Ms Kirsi Jokipakka, Head of Support Services for Learning and Wellbeing, TAMK