Teaching & Education Track (incl. non-teaching staff content)

Monday, 20th March



Location: TAMK Main Campus, address: Teiskontie 33, B building entrance hall


Opening of the Week: Welcome to TAMK


Host: Mr Henri Annala, Senior Lecturer and International Coordinator, Pedagogical Innovations and Culture, TAMK

10.00 – 10.15 Welcoming words

Dr. Tapio Kujala, President, TAMK

10.15 – 10.45 Presentation of TAMK

Dr. Carita Prokki, Director, Business Operations and Internationalization, TAMK

10.45 – 11.30 Co-operation between TAMK  and the city of Tampere in international operations

Ms Nuppu Suvanto, Service Manager, International House Tampere

Room: TAMK Main Auditorium D1-04


Speed Networking

Host: Kaisa Kokko, Entrepreneur Coach, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Room: TAMK Main Auditorium D1-04

Seize the opportunity to grow your professional network and make new contacts effectively – straight away when our event begins! Speed networking is a meeting format designed to accelerate contacts who share similar professional interests. Speed networking basically involves participants gathering together to exchange information. Participants greet each other in a series of brief exchanges during a set period of time. During an interaction, participants share their professional backgrounds, interests and professional goals.





Campusravita restaurant at TAMK Main Campus B0

Tori at Mediapolis Campus

Please see the Campusravita menu here. Lunch vouchers for Mon-Thu are provided free of charge.

Art Students' Exhibition

Location: G00-01 and Campusravita restaurant

TAMK students present their artworks.


14:00-15:00 Presentation: Never Mind the Competencies, Here's the Punk Pedagogy

Presenter: Mark Curcher, Senior Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Room: G00-10

What could a musical genre and subculture from the mid 1970’s possibly offer to educators in the 3rd decade of the 21st century? Is it all just Mohican haircuts and safety pins through the nose, or is there something deeper that is worth examining and reflecting upon? In this seminar participants will learn something of edupunk and punk pedagogy and how these can link to ideas and values that are useful to us in our praxis as critical educators. We will see that some well known educators from pedagogical theory and literature may well be considered as “punk”. This is a call to action for educators to adopt a punk attitude.

14:00-15:00 Round-table discussion: Connecting people: VE - Merits, Challenges, and Outlook

Presenters: Emmanuel Abruquah, Senior Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences; Anne Kopperoinen, Senior Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences; Zsofia Makranyi, ESP Instructor, Budapest Business School University of Applied Sciences, Hungary; Viktória Pajor, ESP Instructor, Budapest Business School University of Applied Sciences, Hungary; Nicholas Sinn, Lecturer, Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Room: B6-33

We are currently running a Virtual Exchange course with TAMK, Budapest Business School UAS in Hungary, Hochschule München UAS in Germany, and Takoradi Technical University in Ghana. The name of the course is “Cross-cultural Communication and Global Employability” with close to 100 students from the four participating universities attending. In our round table discussion, we would present how such a project (re)connects not only students, but also teaching staff. We will also highlight what advantages, based on our experience and student evaluation, it offers to students, staff and institutions as we (re)connect to work toward a brighter post-corona future. Finally, such projects are not without their challenges, which we would also discuss. After a fruitful round-table discussion, we will conclude with an outlook and potential impact of such projects.

14:00-15:00 Workshop: Services in Multicultural Environment – How to Improve the Service Experience?

Presenters: Piia Tienhaara, Development Manager, Tampere University of Applied Sciences & Pekka Kähkipuro, Chief Information Officer, Tampere University 

Room: B6-34b

Internationalization is a key strategic goal in many higher education institutions, including TAMK. We want to be the most international university. What does it mean for services and infrastructure? What kind of challenges are encountered in a multicultural environment (e.g. information management services, facilities, service encounter, processes)? What kind of solutions have been developed in higher education institutions? What kind of measures have been taken to strengthen the service experience of international students, staff and visitors?


15:00-16:00 Presentation: AI Challenges an Ethical Perspective

Presenter: Frank-Michael Schleif, Professor, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt

Room: A3-27

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already part of our daily life. If we are looking for a new credit of our house, the next job, recommendations to find a friend or goods – in many cases AI has solutions to offer. While in many cases AI is expected to be supportive and helpful it can also intensional or unexpectedly cause a variety of challenges or problems. The presentation covers many illustrative examples of the use and abuse of AI systems and highlights the challenges. We sketch the reasons of these issues and what can be done to improve these systems. We also address situations where AI has still to many open issues to be used with high confidence. The presentation covers a wide range of topics from applications and technical methods to ethical aspects.

15:00-16:00 Round-table discussion: Share & Shape: Experiences and Ideas about the Future of Academic Teaching and Learning

Presenters: Markus Lohse, Scientific Staff, University of Applied Sciences Mittweida, Germany & Katrin Naumann, Scientific Staff, University of Applied Sciences Mittweida, Germany

Room: B6-33

2020 marked a shift from face-to-face interactions to a more digital education and ushered in a new way of learning and teaching. Everyone had to learn to improvise, to try out more digitized ways of doing things. This shift presented a lot of opportunities but also challenged certain areas of study, for instance social work, healthcare services, etc., which relied heavily on social connections and interactions. This transition to a more digital-based learning and teaching environment led to the formation of a community of professors, teachers, and students coming together to discuss, reflect and participate in the development of a course design, aimed to improve student’s learning experiences. It would be an honor and of relevance to present the initial reflections and best practices to the academic community as we believe it can help serve the growing digital needs of the international community.

15:00-16:00 Round-table discussion: How to Balance Quality Assurance and Global Citizenship

Presenter: Katarina Panic, Quality Assurance Coordinator, Artevelde University of Applied Sciences, Belgium

Room: B6-32

While including intercultural and international aspects in a curriculum can undoubtedly help to improve the quality of study programmes, it often also brings along various challenges in the area of quality assurance. In addition to their many benefits, international collaborations such as COIL, virtual exchange and study or internship abroad also imply that as an institution, you hand over part of your quality management. This, in turn, may present challenges during programme reviews and accreditations. Therefore, the suggested topic for discussion is ‘how to balance quality assurance with global citizenship within a curriculum’.


Tampere City sightseeing tour

Departure from Kuntokatu 3, in front of G main entrance, TAMK main campus

*Only for international guests


Opening reception

Location: G02 lobby, Catering Studio, TAMK main campus

Tuesday, 21st March


Eye on TAMK Seminar

The two-day Eye on TAMK seminar is one of the highlights of the week.

Detailed programme here

Location: Auditorium D1-04, TAMK main campus

Note: There is a live stream available!




Campusravita restaurant at TAMK Main Campus B0

Catering Studio at TAMK Main Campus G0

Tori at Mediapolis Campus

Please see the Campusravita menu here. On Tue and Wed, there is also an option to have lunch made by TAMK second year students at Catering Studio (menu here). Catering Studio can only serve a limited number of customers. Lunch vouchers for Mon-Thu are provided free of charge and are accepted in both restaurants.


14:00-16:00 Networking Event for Students

Hosts: VETO students, TAMK

Room: B5-26

Come and get to know other students and grow your international professional network!

14:00-16:00 Workshop: How to Create a Dialogical Learning Community?

Presenters: Sanna Ruhalahti, Principal Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences; Hanne Mäki-Hakola, Senior Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences & Jan-Willem Noom, Lecturer, Aeres University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands 

Room: B6-34b

We expect learning to be collaborative and social, but how do we coach and support students to learn together? In this workshop participants will learn and experience how to create a dialogical learning community through dialogical methods (Aarnio, 2012). Participants enhance their practice-led knowledge for the learning community creation. They will find answers to what dialogical actions are essential when engaging learning communities and how easily dialogical methods can be applied to practice. In the workshop participants experience dialogical methods through collaborative hands-on activities. Dutch-Finnish long-term dialogue developers, researchers and teacher educators run the workshop who thinks that the world needs dialogue more than ever.

14:00-16:00 Workshop: Intercultural Communication by Personal Leadership

Presenters: Maris Boeringa, Lecturer, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands  & Lidy Bosker, Lecturer, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands 

Room: B6-31b

In the workshop we demonstrate the differences in Management Style by means of the 8 principles of Erin Meyer. Starting with a theoretical frame then we give examples of how cultures differ. Participants will be asked to compare their own cultural blue print. Discussion and practice how to deal with different cultural styles.

14:00-15:00 Presentation: Industry 5.0 and the Importance of Materials Selection in Mechanical Design

Presenter: Lode Mentens, Lecturer, UC Leuven – Limburg, Belgium

Room: D1-04

The fifth industrial revolution, or Industry 5.0, will be focused on the co-operation between man and machine, as human intelligence works in harmony with cognitive computing. By putting humans back into industrial production with collaborative robots, workers will be upskilled to provide value-added tasks in production, leading to mass customisation and personalisation for customers. If you want to know the ‘Why’ and the importance of materials selection in all of this, you have to come and listen to my presentation…


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15:00-16:00 Presentation: Bot as an Education Tool

Presenters: Juha Tuominen, Senior Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences; Piotr Wołejsza, CEO, Science4People, Poland; Tatiana Tchemisova Cordeiro, Associate Professor, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal; Bogusz Wiśnicki, Associate Professor, Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland; Veneta Hristova, Associate Professor, University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria & Wojtek Roskiewicz, University of Leipzig

Room: D1-04

Innovative bot tool for entrepreneurship education and user guide. Presentation of the MELES-BOT project, linked with the theme of the project outcome (and a call for the workshop on the 23rd of March).


Sauna experience

Kindly remember to bring your bathing suit, towel, and shower supplies!

Light snacks and drinks will be served.

You are also welcome to bring something good to eat/drink from your country that you would like to share!

Location: Varalan sauna, Varalankatu 36, 33240 Tampere

Transportation to the sauna for example by bus 10.

*Only for international guests

Wednesday, 22nd March


Eye on TAMK Seminar

The two-day Eye on TAMK seminar is one of the highlights of the week.

Detailed programme here

Location: Auditorium D1-04, TAMK main campus

Note: There is a live stream available!




Campusravita restaurant at TAMK Main Campus B0

Catering Studio at TAMK Main Campus G0

Tori at Mediapolis Campus

Please see the Campusravita menu here. On Tue and Wed, there is also an option to have lunch made by TAMK second year students at Catering Studio. Catering Studio can only serve a limited number of customers. Lunch vouchers for Mon-Thu are provided free of charge and are accepted in both restaurants.


14:00-16:00 Poster Exhibition

Host: Anne-Maria Mäkelä, Head of External Financing, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Room: B building lobby

Welcome to attend the Eye on TAMK 2023 poster exhibition! The posters will be visible from Tuesday to Thursday, but between 14:00 and 16:00 on Wednesday, the poster authors will be present to talk about the posters.


  1. Charlotte Demeyer: Collaboration between Regular Education Teachers and Special Educators: How to Reinforce Each Other in Achieving an Inclusive Learning Environment
  2. Marianna Leikomaa: BUKA – Equity and Access to Higher Education through Open and Distance Learning
  3. Volker Ahlers: Finding the Difference: Anomaly Detection in Computer Science Teaching and Network Security Research
  4. Barbara Golini: Linguistic Treasures of the World – A Journey through Languages
  5. Björn Elsche: VR in International Cooperations
  6. Márkus Eszter: Longest Tradition and On-going Innovation of University Programs in Special Needs Education at the ‘Bárczi’ Faculty (Hungary)
  7. Tuomas Eerola: NextSteps@TechVET
  8. Tuula-Maria Rintala: DIGIDIA
  9. Markus Jähi: Rethink Gastro
  10. Aki Korpela: Intelligent Control in Modern Energy Systems
  11. Mirva Kolonen: Kestävä aivoterveys
  12. Eveliina Asikainen: EduSTA – Academy for Sustainable Future Educators
  13. Maria Salomaa: EU 4 Inclusive Teaching
  14. Yulia Sergeeva: Genuine Digi
  15. Sirpa Salin: Vikkelästi töihin
  16. Irja Nieminen: Project for strengthening young parenthood  
  17. Silja Kostia & Riitta Vihuri – Industrial Symbioses in Tampere Region 
  18. Jarkko Lehtonen: Smart Grid Simulation Environment ÄSSÄ
  19. Yulia Sergeeva: Project “Vaccine” –  teacher tools for the hybrid era
  20. Kati Långsjö & Iina Nieminen Kodig – Digital Skills for Experts by Experience 
  21. Minna Niemi: DigiMESH
  22. Maaret Salminen: SMART ART
  23. Anne-Mari Sainio: Nepsy Tools
  24. Marika Vuorenmaa, Sanna Tahlo, Petri Pohjola, Lasse Hillman, Jari Ruokolainen & Hanna-Greta Puurtinen: Digital skills and cross-domain entrepreneurship for societal challenges
  25. Aki Kortetmäki, Aki Korpela & Hanna-Greta Puurtinen: Boosting Energy Communities massive deployment by equipping local authorities with comprehensive technical assistance cookbook, integrated services and capacity building
  26. Eeva Heikkilä – CONFIDENTStudent’s Guide for Intercultural Communication and Digital Learning 
  27. Eeva Heikkilä – VERSATILE European cross-institutional studies 
  28. Aki Kortetmäki: Building technology as an enabler of apartment adaptation
  29. Antti Perttula: UCNDrone
  30. Sanna Keskikuru: YDIN – You and I Digitally In society
  31. Tarja Heinonen: Hippa Remote and Virtual Lab for Social and Health care 
  32. Katja Varamäki & students: VETO
  33. Harri Karvinen: BEAT IT – Strengthening the competence, changeability, and cooperation capability of creative entrepreneurs
  34. Sanna Luoto: FUSILLI – Identifying Challenges of Food Living Labs in Food System Sustainability Transformation in Finland
  35. Vesa Vuorinen: Virtual Travel
  36. Laura Sairanen, Nasrin Jinia – Quickly to work 
  37. Sami Puttonen – Project Compass – Tool to map out collaboration and development project in education sector

14:00-15:00 Workshop: Rise of the Robots: How Might We Deal with the Increasing Use of AI in Education?

Presenter: Mark Curcher, Senior Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Room: B6-34b

This workshop will begin with a presentation examining how natural language processors (NLP’s) such as Open-AI’s Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT-3) have developed over the last year and how these can now write text that is essentially indistinguishable from human work, pass the “Turing Test” and cannot be detected by plagiarism software. The presentation will examine educational examples generated in the Open AI ‘playground’. The session will then move to a participatory discussion to consider how these developments might impact education and assessment and what we, as educators, should be addressing as these new technologies become widely available and affordable.

14:00-15:00 Presentations: Turning Collaboration Challenges into Opportunities…? & A New System of Drivers in Contemporary Lifelong Learning

14:00-14:30: Turning Collaboration Challenges into Opportunities…?

Presenters: Iwona Seta-Dąbrowska, Senior Assistant, Silesian University of Technology, Poland & Bożena Stefanowicz, Senior Assistant, Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Room: D1-04

In today’s globalized world, there is a growing need to integrate collaboration in educational contexts. Virtual cooperation has the potential to master transferable skills and prepare students for the new working environment. Depending on the particular project, there are however some challenges to face on the way. In our presentation, we will share the experience of telecollaborative projects with the universities in Japan and Ukraine. Paradoxically some of the differences and limitations we faced, enabled to motivate, inspire and engage our students in collaborative tasks, finally leading to positive outcomes.


14:30-15:00: A New System of Drivers in Contemporary Lifelong Learning

Presenter: Anikó Kálmán, Associate Professor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

Room: D1-04

Lifelong learning has permanently been on educational policy agendas. The lifelong/lifewide paradigm shift has recently been the subject of moving focus and realization attempts in recent years. In the 2020s, one can identify movements on structural levels of education indicating operational changes in the systems. They reflect new approaches and requirements of the labor market, the restructuring changes in the economy and society, the transforming power of the ICTs, and the acute post-Covid impact. The most crucial decision for their career is not when people leave school but when they decide how much importance and effort they devote to learning for their next job. Creating new pathways for lifelong learning and moving away from the front load is in progress. New validating testing scenarios emerge: accreditation becomes the job itself, and the ’granularity’ of learning/teaching delivery and recognition is changing by the micro-credential systems.

14:00-16:00 Presentation: Management/Leadership in a Changing Environment of the Social and Health Sector

Hosts: Sari Himanen, Principal Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences & Hannele Laaksonen, Principal Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Room: A3-27

Topics and presenters:

14:00-14:45 Change and Project Management, Lecturer Shaidul Kazi, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

14:45-15:00 Discussion on the topic

15:00-15:45 Human Resource Management: From a structural-functionalist perspective, to a relational-humanistic perspective, Professor Jorge Gomes, University of Lisbon

15:45-16:00 Discussion on the topic

The seminar will include two presentations on the topics of development and management, which will be discussed and ideas shared after the presentations. Two presentations will guide the participants to share their experiences and opinions in a safe environment and enable plenty of time for open discussion. What kind of ideas you get? How to implement new aspects of leadership or management to the own work community? How to develop working procedures or environment? How to strengthen professional development of staff?


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15:00-16:00 Presentation: Participatory Research with the Community of Older People on Using Smart Technology in Everyday Life

Presenter: Karola Kopeferl, Scientific Staff, TU Chemnitz, Germany

Room: E1-06

Corona 2020: Grandma was also online all of a sudden. The corona pandemic put the spotlight on the fact that older people don’t live offline at all. However, their use varies. Not each smart device really helps, and people do not only use technology to overcome deficits. It can also be fun. I would like to report on my project in the Living Lab Stadtlabor 2022, where we, my colleagues and students, spent more than 10 afternoons researching the topic of smart technology in the community of older people in Chemnitz. Not about the people but with them. By designing useful technology for everyday life with Lego bricks, taking Alexa apart with screwdrivers and looking at why that should actually be smart as well as learning a lot about each other over coffee and cake. Re-Connecting after lockdowns-young and old, university -theory and practice in everyday life.

CANCELLED 15:00-16:00 Presentation: 3d Printing – Between Hype and Innovation; A Basic Introduction

Presenter: Steffen Ritter, Professor, Reutlingen University, Germany

Room: D1-04

The field of 3d printing has experienced an incredible surge over the last few years. Affordable end-user printers, which open up a wide variety of new production opportunities, have spread throughout the maker community, while overblown reports about the possibilities on offer have whipped up a real hype. Although new ways of making products have now become available, what can actually be achieved often lags behind people’s expectations. On the one hand, this is down to component quality and the materials being used, while on the other hand, most printers found in the end-user sphere use the FDM or DLP process, which significantly restricts the printing methods that can be utilized. Even experts find it hard to keep track of all the different processes that are available, as new ones are being developed and publicized all the time. The lecture gives a structured overview of these processes and focuses on the significant ones that are most relevant to the market. Fields of application as well as the 3d printing process as a whole will be introduced in a clear and self explaining way with the AM Field Guide. The AM Field Guide (Finnish Version!; I am the author) will be handed out to each participant in a printed version. Come and discover the exciting world of 3d printing.

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Eye on TAMK Grand Gettogether

Location: Tullikamarin Pakkahuone, Tullikamarinaukio 2, 33100 Tampere

Enjoy the delicious buffet dinner and drinks, let the sweet sounds of Les Kytles fill your ears, and get to know fellow international week participants in the unique atmosphere of one of the most prestigious concert venues in Finland.

*Only for international and invited guests


Thursday, 23rd March


7:30-8:00 Morning Swim

Host: Nina Kärki, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Location: Rauhaniemen Kansankylpylä

Start your morning with the refreshing dip into lake Näsijärvi. Find your way to Rauhaniemen kansankylpylä (location: https://goo.gl/maps/CMTSEFgqr5um4gpd9) in the morning, take a dip and energize yourself! Bus number 2, departing from Central Square bus station, pier G (location of the pier: https://goo.gl/maps/TR8ixFLMAxgttSPQA) at 07:05 will take you very close to Rauhaniemi Folk Spa. If you prefer a walk, a walk from the Central Square takes around 30 minutes. After the swim you will be guided to TAMK campus by walking at 08:15; prepare for approximately 30 minutes’ walk and wear warm, weatherproof clothing. Please note that sauna is not available; morning swim is for the wild and adventurous!


9:00-11:00 Workshop: One Class, One Paper

Presenter: Marion Mansberger, FH Wiener Neustadt University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Room: B6-29

Experimental approach in social sciences to indirectly summarize and exemplify behavioral, team, group, communication, leadership, negotiation theories, approaches and techniques learnt in the previous three years of undergraduate management studies. I have used this self-conceived approach in students’ last class before graduation for the last 7 years with amazing benefits for the students. In a workshop setting we could work on taking particular classes of colleagues to develop the process. In the mere presentation of it, I would simply introduce my process, reasoning and provide many specific examples and how they are – at the end of the project – revealed to students.

9:00-10:00 Presentation: General and Human Centric Illumination for Electricity and Construction Students

Presenter: Koen Malfait, Lecturer, Vives University of Applied Sciences, Belgium

Room: B5-18


9:00-11:00 Workshop: Mental Health Simulation

Presenter: Marianne Annion, Lecturer, Tallinn Health Care College, Estonia & Janika Mavor, Lecturer, Tallinn Health Care College, Estonia

Room: B4-20

Background: Simulation training within mental health nursing is a teaching method to increase students’ understanding of mental illness and develop empathic practices. Simulation training within mental healthcare has proven to be an effective teaching method within the nursing curriculum. Objective: The aim of this training is to provide an educational model for preparation and support for students in mental health simulation training. Methods: Training workshop for teachers. Results: current teaching model can provide lecturers with the information needed to plan the study process more effectively and address students’ emotional needs.

9:00-10:00 Presentation: The Role of the Future Teacher

Presenters: Lisa van Zanen, Lecturer, the Hague University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands & Mirjam Verweij, Lecturer, the Hague University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands

Room: D1-04

This presentation will be led by two teachers from THUAS, The Netherlands. In the discipline of ‘Pedagogy’ the relationship between a significant adult and a pupil or student is the main condition for learning and development. During our daily endeavors, as both teachers and students, there is hardly any time to reflect on the skills and needs to meet the changing way we learn and interact. For instance, handing over knowledge top-down, in the role of the teacher, will become obsolete, and has so to certain extent. This transition changes the way teachers practice their craft, but also the way we meet student’s needs. By means of exchanging our experiences, our questions, but also good-practices, from different educational backgrounds, it is possible to accomplish a sustainable narrative and understanding about the role of the future teacher.

9:00-11:00 Workshop: Operationalising Teacher's Sustainability Competences - Preliminary Results of EduSTA Project

Presenter: Eveliina Asikainen, Senior Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences & Jaume Ametller, Associated Professor, University of Girona

Room: B6-34b

The workshop starts with presenting the preliminary results of Erasmus+ Teacher Academies project EduSTA on defining and operationalising teacher’s sustainability competences. Later on, we move on cocreation of how the competences could be operationalised and turned into Digital Open Badges. The workshop will be hosted by TAMK with some partners joining on-line. Read more about the project on https://projects.tuni.fi/edusta/.

9:00-10:00 Presentations: Preparing ESP and Academic English Materials for University Students: An Ongoing Challenge & How Satisfied Are the Students of Three Professional Higher Education Institutions in Estonia with the LSP Teaching System? (A Student Feedback Study)

9:00-9:30: Preparing ESP and Academic English Materials for University Students: An Ongoing Challenge

Presenter: Natalia Szymaszek, Lecturer, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Room: B5-25

Lately we have observed the improvement of language skills among students who enter our university. We are thus faced with a challenge of designing courses and materials that would be relevant, interesting and would meet the expectations of demanding students. There exist so many general English resources that are ready to use to become the basis of a  successful course. In the case of ESP and academic English there is always the need to prepare new materials based on authentic texts. My presentation provides a characteristic of two groups: psychology and physics students. I describe the process of designing ESP and academic materials, taking into consideration  differences in terms of skills they need and context for using English. I mention my personal challenges as an English teacher approaching topics outside my field of expertise and provide suggestions on gaining confidence. Finally, I emphasise the significance of local and global collaboration.


9:30-10:00: How Satisfied Are the Students of Three Professional Higher Education Institutions in Estonia with the LSP Teaching System? (A Student Feedback Study)

Presenters: Aida Hatšaturjan, Lecturer, Estonian Academy of Security Sciences; Triin Kibar, Lecturer, Estonian Academy of Security Sciences; Elen Laanemaa, Head of the Language Centre, Estonian Academy of Security Sciences; Siret Piirsalu, Senior Lecturer, Tallinn Health Care College; Lea Püss, Lecturer, TTK University of Applied Sciences & Õie Tähtla, Lecturer, Tallinn Health Care College

Room: B5-25

The three largest Estonian state professional higher education institutions – Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, Tallinn University of Applied Sciences, Tallinn Health Care College) – have a long tradition of teaching the Estonian, English and Russian languages for specific purposes (LSP). Our long-term experience in teaching LSP and effective cooperation between the institutions gave us the idea to compare the structures of our language teaching systems through the analysis of student feedback. Students were asked to provide feedback on the language teaching system of their higher education institution. Each institution was interested in its students’ assessment and feedback on their institutions’ language teaching system. The research provides the opportunity to learn and adopt the best practices, methods and approaches implemented by the other higher education institutions. Student feedback was also used to highlight and analyze the main problems that students faced when learning a language for specific purposes. A comparison of the results showed the similarity in the problems faced by the language teaching systems of the three higher education institutions.

9:00-10:00 Round-table discussion: Blended Intensive Programmes - A New Possibility of Short-term Mobilities

Presenter: Steffen Greuling, Dean, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Room: B6-33

At Esslingen UAS we organised our first blended intensive programme (BIP) on “Materials Technology and Processes” which consisted of a blended phase for the preparation prior the arrival in Esslingen, an on-site phase with lectures and lab activities as well as a social programme and a post-processing phase, in which the lab goups, consisting of students coming from different universities, had to prepare their final presentation. The preparation, the execution, the challenges as well as the conclusions will be presented in order to motivate the participants of the round-table discussion to contribute their thoughts and to think about the possibility to offer a BIP at their home university. More details can be found at www.hs-esslingen.de/ms-bip.


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10:00-12:00 Workshop: Effective Use of Digital Tools and Resources in STEM Subjects

Presenters: Hanna Kinnari-Korpela, Head of Degree Programme, Tampere University of Applied Sciences & Kirsi-Maria Rinneheimo, Senior Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Room: B5-18

Workshop’s focus is on an effective use of digital tools and resources in STEM education from both pedagogical and technological perspectives. Workshop encapsulates STEM pedagogy, best practices and concrete examples for implementing digital learning and teaching in STEM subjects. Workshop enhances educators’ specific competencies as facilitators of digital tools and resources in STEM subjects, by providing easy access to digitalized instructions and advice on how to plan and execute courses in order to reach high engagement of student learning. The content of the proposed workshop will be twofold. On one hand, it presents DigiSTEM project results, and on the other hand, participants will share their best practices and expertises related to using digital tools, resources and pedagogy in STEM education.

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10:00-11:00 Presentations: Learning Both Ways - Finnish Early Childhood Education from International Viewpoint & A VERSATILE Online Teaching Guide and Adaptive Toolbox for Educators

10:00-10:30: Learning Both Ways – Finnish Early Childhood Education from International Viewpoint

Presenter: Piia Roos, Senior Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Room: D1-04

Every educational system has pros and cons. When getting familiar with different educational systems it is not about compering one to another. It is not about better or worse. It is about stimulating critical thinking and opening new perspectives by making familiar strange and provoking questions (Vlasov 2018). It challenges us to understand our own culture and education in a deeper way. That is the main point in the international co-operation. And of course, it opens possibilities to learn both ways. In this session the focus is on Finnish Early Childhood Education (ECE). The core goals of Finnish ECE will be introduced shortly, but the main idea is to discuss about the concept of learning. What is the position of learning in ECE? How to promote children’s learning by the best possible way? While comparing the systems in different countries, what can we learn from each other?


10:30-11:00: A VERSATILE Online Teaching Guide and Adaptive Toolbox for Educators

Presenter: Teija Lehto, Senior Advisor, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Room: D1-04

In the Erasmus+ project VERSATILE – Virtual Education Readiness Semester – Adaptive Toolbox for an International Learning Experience, four higher education institutions are collaborating to create a virtual exchange experience for their students: Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (Germany, lead partner), Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finland), University of Derby (UK), and the University of Masaryk (Czechia). The main outputs of the collaboration are: a) Online Teaching Guide, including a Toolbox for hybrid education, b) Joint curriculum of eight online courses, c) Guidelines for developing a common administrative infrastructure for a virtual online semester. The Online Teaching Guide and Adaptive Toolbox will be demonstrated in this session. The Toolbox collects the educational tools, which are recognized to be relevant when implementing courses for a cross-institutional catalogue. These outputs were created to assist educators in designing cross-institutional international online teaching.

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10:00-11:00 Workshop: Best Practices in Work-based Learning

Presenters: Nina Eskola-Salin, Senior Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences; Marita Sakkara, Project Worker, Tampere University of Applied Sciences & Minna Seppälä, Senior Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Room: B5-25

TYKKY-Workplace instruction at the core of VET development -project invites partners from all over the world to share good practices in the field of work-based learning. What could higher education learn from the work of VET? We are especially interested in three questions: 1. guiding a student with special needs, 2. strengthening work-life skills of students and 3. status improvement of workplace instructors. TYKKY-project organizes ZoomEvent on 15 February 2023 with European partners. In this session we will present main points that comes to the fore in ZoomEvent and continue group work within three above mentioned themes. Our objective is to share and collect good experiences and successful cases in small table groups. Welcome to TYKKY-project´s World Café!

10:00-11:00 Presentation: Sustainable Development and Joy

Presenter: Jussi Hannunen, Designer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Room: B6-25

The presentation concerns a statement or belief related to sustainable development. The thought process behind the statement is explained. In the process the presentation will touch upon the concepts of Joy, Fear and Self-doubt and connect it all to design thinking. Plenty of time will be reserved for dialogue.


11:00-13:00 Workshop: Food Cost Calculation with Excel

Presenter: Ilse Verhaeghe, Lecturer, Vives University of Applied Sciences, Belgium

Room: B6-29

This workshop explains how a restaurant or hotel manager can calculate and manage the food cost of a menu in Excel. The workshop is hands-on. If the workshop does not take place in a computer lab, participants should bring their own laptop on which Excel is installed.

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11:00-12:00 Workshop: Physical Activity for All! The Ways of Adaptation

Presenter: Katalin Tóthné Kälbli, Senior Lecturer, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

Room: B4-20

Sport has an increased role in the lives of people with disabilities compared to non-disabled people. It is important not only because of its positive physiological and psychological effects, but also because – among others – it improves functionality, self-sufficiency, self-care and independence, helps the social inclusion and as a consequence of this, it contributes to improving the quality of life. Research shows that disabled people are less physically active than non-disabled people. According to physical activity guideline of the World Health Organisation, for substantial health gains disabled adults should aim for at least 150min each week of moderate-intensity activity. Although more international policies and strategies draw the attention on the equal right to sport of people with disability, the implementation of the activity often faces obstacles in practice. The aim of the workshop is to raise the awareness of the audience on equal access to sport by introducing and testing different models of adaptation.

11:00-12:00 Presentation: Clear Class Communication

Presenter: Carole Westerkamp, Senior Lecturer, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands

Room: D1-04

Are you sure that the message you want to communicate in class is what you are actually communicating? Does your message come across as you wish? Because we utter words based on our own “inner make-up” we assume that others will understand those words in the exact same way, but that isn’t always the case. In this presentation you will see examples and practice with different ways of communicating.

11:00-12:00 Presentation: Project "Vaccine" - Teacher Tools for the Hybrid Era

Presenter: Mikko Turunen, Senior Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Room: B6-31b

Educational inclusion is one of the keys to equality and participation of disabled people. The presentation is about the process of developing inclusive hybrid teaching practices in the VACCINE-project (Erasmus+ 2021-23). Vocational education and training practices faced all the same COVID-era challenges as all branches of human culture. Remote work, teaching and learning practices had to be developed fast to prevent the virus spreading. Hybrid pedagogy means teaching arrangements where one part of the training takes place in learning facilities and at the same time another part is done online. These arrangements were particularly challenging in the vocational education and training as the skills and talents have to be practiced in real life by hand. The main aim of the VACCINE-project has been to find solutions and tools for inclusion of students with special educational needs and tools for their teachers to use modern technology and pedagogical principles for implementing them.

11:00-12:00 Workshop: How Practical Is Your Academic English?

Presenters: Monika Mechlińska-Pauli, Senior Lecturer, University of Gdańsk, Poland & Irena Moszczyńska-Janicka, Senior Lecturer, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Room: B5-25

Do you feel confident about teaching Academic English at university? Do you sometimes get dissatisfied with your coursebook generic exercises? Enrich your academic English repertoire with a series of practical activities, integrating all language skills.

11:00-12:00 Presentations: How to MOU? & Noticing Progress with Advanced EFL Students

11:00-11:30: How to MOU?

Presenter: Beate Maleska, Head of International Office, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Room: B6-25

Presentation about process flow of International MOUs and Exchange Agreements (non-EU).


11:30-12:00: Noticing Progress with Advanced EFL Students

Presenter: Dorota Lubińska-Pyla, Lecturer, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Room: B6-25

Learners who have been studying English for many years before they become university students may find themselves experiencing a plateau. What can we offer such students? Can we still challenge and surprise them? Well, the answer is – yes. What we can still do is address our students’ frame of mind (and perhaps our own, too), set goals adequately, learn how to track progress as well as activate, involve, and challenge our students so their language skills can keep developing. The task is not easy but I hope to demonstrate that working with advanced students can be rewarding and enjoyable.


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12:00-12:30 Presentation: Chemification: A New Gaming Tool for Student Learning in Natural Sciences

Presenter: Hedda Sander, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Room: B5-18

Gustke, R., Körner, F., Kühnholz, P., Sander, H., (2023). Particularly at universities of applied sciences, the educational careers of first-year students vary greatly. These differences need to be addressed especially in the first semesters, in order to ensure sustained success in their later course of studies. Lectures accompanied by tutorials, self-assessment questionnaires and final exams are a common means of imparting knowledge. However, the number of participants often decreases towards the end of the semester, especially in the first year, because students still need to acquire self-determined, continuous learning at university level. In addition to the increase in technical and theoretical knowledge, competencies such as problem-solving competence, critical thinking, ability for self-directed learning and self-motivation are desirable. Also, knowledge management, media competence, communication and cooperation skills, intercultural and social competence, design and action competence will be acquired (competence model according to Lehmann and Nieke, 2000). The project “Chemification” will create a playful introduction to the basics of general, organic and inorganic chemistry in the context of sustainability and environmental engineering. These study programs require skills for evaluation of situations, development of solution approaches, simulation, etc. The emerging online escaperoom offers a team-based approach to facilitate the entrance to the learning environment at university level and reinforces problem-oriented, active discovery through own (virtual) experiences in solving subject- and application-related problems. In doing so, the problem-solving processes promote independent knowledge and self-directed learning in stages from easy to difficult. This stepwise process is accompanied during the attendance phases within tutorials and lectures. Students go through it in groups, which gives them a good opportunity to form first social contacts or even fixed learning groups. However, not all students are attracted by gamification options. Those students are offered the alternative of time- and space-independent interactive online questionnaires for in-depth study of the subject-specific teaching content, which also try to address practice-related issues arising from this content already at the basic level. The presentation will provide a first insight into student learning supported by gamification experiences for a digital native generation and game design for introductory chemistry courses.

12:00-13:00 Workshop: Interoperability in Healthcare IT – Introduction to HL7 FHIR

Presenter: Bernd Vögel, Professor, Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Room: B4-20

In the health care IT it is necessary to exchange data and to store data in highly structured and standardized formats. Interoperability is very important. Examples are radiological findings, electronical prescriptions or the electronical vaccination card. The HL7 organization has the goal to improve the interoperability in health care and to create the best and most widely used standard, currently HL7 FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, http://hl7.org/fhir/). FHIR is an open source standard and it is based on common internet technologies. FHIR is extendable and supports technologies for social media or mobile apps. Resources all small pieces of information which cover a certain object, e.g. patient, practitioner, Allergy Intolerances, … These resources are related to each other. Information retrieval is supported by special FHIR server software. With the help of browser based tools, e.g. postman or clinfhir, FHIR will be introduced and students can try it directly – without any programming skills.

12:00-13:00 Presentation: School Is on Way

Presenter: Barbara Wedler, Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences Mittweida, Germany

Room: D1-04

School operates in outdated structures; Children should be a subject in which knowledge is filled; Discovering one’s surroundings is exciting; Learning should be done with enthusiasm; How different people accompany children and the institution of school on the way to learning with joy, we want to work out together. Particularly interesting is the view of the adults. Do they also enjoy learning in this change process?

12:00-13:00 Round-table discussion: Making Better Teachers?

Presenters: Poko Janssen, Lecturer, the Hague University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands & Natalie de Leede, Lecturer, the Hague University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands

Room: B6-33

In this discussion we would like to exchange ideas, good/bad practices and theories about the cooperation between primary schools and universities of applied sciences in guiding students in becoming teachers. The question is if good cooperation will bring an added value to the education of teachers-to-be? What does good cooperation look like?

12:00-13:00 Presentation: Blended Mobility: Connecting Students and Teachers for Future Success

Presenter: Jutta Sendzik, Harz University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Room: B5-25

The pandemic and its effects have influenced student mobility: It has always been challenging to convince engineering students of the benefits of a semester abroad, but now it feels even more complicated. Therefore, shorter mobility can foster social, intercultural, and language competencies. Harz UAS Germany and Tallinn TK Estonia started a blended mobility program in which engineering students develop and apply their 21st-century transferable skills. Consisting of two virtual and two face-to-face sequences, the program offers the possibility to interact virtually and to travel. During the first round, not only did students collaborate intensively – language teachers also worked together to create tasks using cooperative methods, exchange different approaches, and set the basis for further teamwork. Some of the collaborative tasks will be reviewed during the presentation.

12:00-13:00 Presentation: Forecasting and Regional Collaboration at Pirkanmaa Area

Presenters: Päivi Puutio, Development Manager, Tampere University of Applied Sciences; Maria Virtanen, Project Manager, The Council of Tampere Region & Johanna Kirjavainen, Analyst, Business Tampere

Room: B6-25

The objective of this session is to open the value of collaborative forecasting at university and regional level. Presentation will start with some ideas of future thinking, future data management, scenario work and future capability of organizations. As a concrete case will be TJANSSI-project, which goal is to move towards an innovative knowledge management and foresight collaboration/alliance model at Pirkanmaa (Tampere region) by 2025, in which future information is produced, processed and shared as an ecosystem together with both public sector service providers, universities and companies. Result is bringing added value to all parties, as shared data and scenarios will help universities (and other training providers) to act as a pioneer in both training and RDI activities and thus support more change-ready, innovative and open-ended business activities at the area. The presentation will be held together with all TJANSSI partners, The Council of Tampere Region and Business Tampere.




Campusravita restaurant at TAMK Main Campus B0

Tori at Mediapolis Campus

Please see the Campusravita menu here. Lunch vouchers for Mon-Thu are provided free of charge.


14:00-16:00 Workshop: Systems Thinking in Start-up Consultancy: A Holistic Way to a Sustainable Business Model Development

Presenter: Siegfried Zuern, Professor, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Room: B6-29

The BusinessModelCanvas is a proven tool in strategy and start-up consultancy. But after the kick-off meetings with brainstorming sessions and a selection of areas for action the operationalization of the measures is a great challenge:
– How do you succeed in keeping an eye on the interrelationships of the individual aspects?
– How can different approaches and actions be compared and evaluated?
– How should one deal with unexpected events?
This is where the “Systems Thinking approach to sustainable business model development in start-up consulting” developed at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences focuses on. It is an interactive, impact-oriented business model canvas that was developed on the software platform simcision and has been already evaluated for its practicality with three different young companies. In the workshop, we use a real-case to see how the proposed systems thinking approach can be used and we will discuss the applicability of the method.

14:00-15:00 Presentation: Security and Ethics in Data Management and AI

Presenter: Debora Stickler, FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Room: B5-18

AI technologies and application are becoming wildly popular in almost every business branch and using those tools will become necessity over the next couple of years. A big issue regarding Neural Networks and similar is the security of the used data and the quality of the predictions (with i.e., regards to bias). In this workshop we are going to discuss common pitfalls when it comes to data security, the current EU- recommendations for AI design and the ethical debate around AI. Furthermore, we want to discuss what can lead to bias in the predictions and when you can trust your AI.

14:00-16:00 Workshop: Storytelling as a Method to Teach Genomic Informed Nursing

Presenters: Arja Halkoaho, Principle Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences; Nina Smolander, Senior Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences; Mari Laaksonen, Senior Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences & Essi Ylistalo, Senior Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Room: B4-20

Genomic informed nursing is a unique and rapidly developing area in health care. The whole topic of genomics is novel in Europe. Currently, genomic literacy and ethical competencies concerning genomics in nursing are not commonly and systematically included in nursing curricula in Europe. There is a great need for education for present and future health care professionals related to genomics in nursing, genomic related ethical competence, and the utilization of genomics in health care. To be able to utilize genomics in nursing education, teachers need basic and topical knowledge on genomics and advanced skills on teaching utilizing dialogical interaction and storytelling method. Aim of this workshop is to identify effective teaching methods in sensitive genomic information. We focus on the Storytelling method.

14:00-15:00 Presentation: School Set off

Presenter: Nobert Rasch, Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences Mittweida, Germany

Room: D1-04

Together with other colleagues, students and teachers, parents and children of the primary school, we set off. On the way to the reform of this school. In this way we want to take you with us, share our ideas with you, develop them further. And because it’s about our children, we also want to shape this in a playful context.

14:00-16:00 Workshop: Introducing STEM to Young Children - the Flemish (Junior) STEM Olympiad

Presenter: Koen Malfait, Lecturer, Vives University of Applied Sciences, Belgium

Room: B6-34b

The STEM olympiad is supported by the Flemish government, but one of the focus points they are looking at is an ‘international’ link in the organisation. If it would be possible to initiate similar competitions outside Flanders, or to cooperate with existing organisations, this would be great. Our website is ‘www.stemolympiade.be‘ (in Dutch, and waiting for restyling).

14:00-15:00 Presentation: Professional Communication - The Future of Problem-Based Language Learning

Presenter: Hubertus Weyer, Lecturer, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

Room: B5-25

This presentation shares experiences about an innovative course concept integrating traditional Business English and a deep understanding of cause and effect of oral and written communication in corporate contexts based on methods as for instance Agile Management, Scrum or Lean Management. This course concept is different because participants are required to actively practice their communication skills in corporate scenarios chosen by participants themselves. A key element in the theoretical backbone of the course concept is for participants to comprehend the different communication styles at different levels of an organization (leadership, middle management, shop-floor employees). An integrated self-study concept safeguards the linguistic training of course participants. Excerpts from recorded videos, student assignments, evaluations and possibly course work for final grading from three courses will showcase the effectiveness of this approach. Overall, Professional Communication, as implemented in this concept, utilizes problem-based learning techniques to evolve the established idea of Business English into language learning that will remain relevant in the future.

CANCELLED 14:00-16:00 Workshop: Employment and Integration of International Experts + Introducing Tampere’s Study and Stay Model (TAMK’s Talent Boost Team)

Presenters: Study and Stay Team as part of Talent Boost, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Room: B6-25

The aim is to triple the number of new foreign degree students in Finland to 15,000 by 2030. At the same time, the aim is to increase the employment and stay of foreign students in Finland to 75 percent. (Finnish Government 2021) In order to reach the goal, special attention must be paid to the integration and employment of international students both in higher education institutions and in other organizations. Research shows that the challenges of international students’ integration and employment are often related to language skills, insecurity due to cultural differences and lack of social networks (Pitkänen, Välimäki, Niemi 2022). Solving these challenges requires cooperation between different actors, such as universities, companies, and decision-makers. Although there are challenges associated with integration, many international students still feel that they integrate well in Finland. One factor promoting integration is that in recent years Finnish employers have begun to pay more attention to the recruitment of international students (Business Finland 2023). This opens more opportunities for international students to stay and work in Finland after their studies. In the workshop, we will examine the current situation of international student integration and employment in Tampere universities, e.g. in the light of student surveys and statistical data, and we present the Tampere Study & Stay collaboration model built to support students. Together with the participants, we identify the challenges of integration and employment and develop better ways to support the integration and employment of international students. The workshop consists of three stages:

  1. Identifying and understanding the problem: Let’s review background information on the integration and employment of international students.
  2. Developing solutions: Participants are divided into small groups, where they work on proposing solutions and sharing good practices.
  3. Sharing ideas and follow-up: Groups present their solutions to other participants. Together we will discuss how solutions can be promoted in practice and who could take responsibility for their implementation.

The workshop ends with a joint deconstruction discussion, where we reflect on what kind of learnings and ideas emerged in the workshop. The aim of the workshop is to increase understanding of the challenges of international students in each higher education institutes and to find ways to overcome them. In the workshop, we ask together: How to take cultural diversity into account in our institutions?


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15:00-15:30 Presentation: Collaborative Product Development

Presenter: Robert Watty, Professor, Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Room: B5-18

Our university is founding member of a network of 8 international universities cooperating in product development. The idea is to bring together students from different countries in groups for joint tasks in product development. The tasks have to be interdisciplinary and innovative, many groups visit each other and a final symposium with presentation of the results is the highlight of the cooperation. The presentation (also possible for 55 mins) explains the approach and is open for questions and new members.

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14:00-16:00 Workshop: Introducing... continues

15:00-16:00 Workshop: Practical Workshop Organized by the MELES-BOT Consortium, Linked with the Theme of the Project Outcome

Presenters: Juha Tuominen, Senior Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences; Vesa Vuorinen, Senior Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences; Piotr Wołejsza, CEO, Science4People, Poland; Jolanta Koszelew, Science4People, Poland; Tatiana Tchemisova Cordeiro, Associate Professor, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal; Ana Dias Daniel, Professor, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal; Bogusz Wiśnicki, Associate Professor, Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland; Roma Strulak-Wójcikiewicz, Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland; Veneta Hristova, Associate Professor, University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria; Ivan Rumenov Byanov, Associate Professor, University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria; Wojtek Roskiewicz, University of Leipzig, Germany; Christian Scheffler, University of Leipzig, Germany & Team entrepreneurs from ProAcademy, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Room: B5-25

Discussion of how to use a bot as an education tool – Consultancy of integration for the start of usage of a bot tool in entrepreneurship education – User guidance and sharing experiences of test implementations.

14:00-16:00 Workshop: Improving... continues


Closing ceremony and certificates

Location: PuoliQ, B0, TAMK Main Campus

Friday, 24th March


9:00-11:00 Visits to TAMK learning environments

Option 1: Paper Laboratory

Hosts: Mr Atte Rättyä and Mr Arto Nikkilä

Meeting place: Main entrance (Kuntokatu side)

A laboratory demonstration of producing valuable fiber-based products using industrial side streams. You will see how paper is made from mash, a side stream of brewing industry. Also other side streams are discussed.

Option 2: Renovated premises of Business Information Systems degree programme

Host: Ms Mira Grönvall

Meeting place: Main campus, C-building, 3th floor. Because of the renovation work going on, the host will be waiting by the elevators in the B lobby (Teiskontie side).

Description: Teaching studios for games, networks and cyber security.

Option 3: Virtual Lab for Social and Health Care

Host: Ms Eeva-Mari Miettinen

Meeting place: F2-22

The Virtual Lab for Social and Health Care is an innovative co-creation platform for technology companies, service providers and our RDI and multidisciplinary education.

Option 4: Catering Studio

Host: Ms Leila Kakko

Meeting place: G entrance (Kuntokatu side, indoors)

TAMK Catering Studio Living Lab of Food Sustainability is a learning and business environment of Hospitality Management.

Option 5: FieldLab

Hosts: Mr Tero Haapakoski

Meeting place: F0 lobby. Follow FieldLab signs from the Teiskontie lobby.

Testbed and Capability Creation for Industry 4.0 (see also Virtual FieldLab).

Option 6: Mediapolis campus 

Host: Ms Sohvi Sirkesalo

Meeting place: Tohlopinranta 31

Mediapolis is a centre of storytelling and digital industries, and a perfect campus for TAMK Media and Arts education.

Option 7: STEM Center – the learning environment for Mathematics and Physics 

Host: Mr Sami Suhonen

Meeting place: E2-corridor outside E2-09

Versatile learning space for STEM-subjects. Works both as a physics laboratory and as an activating group working space where digital tools allow sharing in class and online.

Option 8: HyPedLab (Hybrid Pedagogy Lab)

Host: Mr Mikko Turunen

Meeting place: B6-31b

Hybrid media teaching studio for testing relevant technology answering today’s pedagogical challenges.

Option 9: Piano Laboratory

Host: Ms Heini Kärkkäinen 

Meeting place: Hämeenpuisto 28 (Hallituskatu side entrance)

A chance to follow teaching happening in the laboratory.

Option 10: Tampere Centre for Skills Training and Simulation

Host: Ms Nina Hutri-Kähönen & Ms Annukka Huuskonen

Meeting place: G entrance at TAMK (Kuntokatu side). Please bring your coats, it is a 25-minute walk. Meeting time

Time: 9:45-12:00

The centre includes facilities designed for learning clinical skills as well as simulation rooms where medical students, students in health-care-related fields and professionals can work on practical skills.

9:00-11:00 Workshop: Aligning Thesis Work with Wihi

Presenter: Laís Oliveira de Leite, Consultant, Eduix Itd

Location: Eduix premises, Finlaysoninkuja 21, Finlayson factory area

This workshop aims at building a shared framework for digitalizing project-based (e.g. thesis work) between coordinators, supervisors, and students.



Individual meetings at TAMK

Location: TAMK main campus