Monday 10 June (Visit to University Consortium of Pori (


Bus transfer from Tampere to Pori (the distance from Tampere to Pori is 120 km)


Arrival at UCPori, Coffee/tea

The programme of the day will be published later


Bus transfer from Pori to Tampere


Arrival at Tampere


Informal Get-together dinner at Tampere University City center campus, Café & Lobby Toivo

Tuesday 11 June, Hervanta campus, address Korkeakoulunkatu 7


Welcoming words, President Mari Walls, Kampusareena, 2nd floor, A223 auditorium


Presenting research cooperation of the new university, Provost Jarmo Takala, Kampusareena, 2nd floor, A223 auditorium


Teekkarikuoro Choir performance followed by speakers, Kampusareena, 2nd floor, A223 auditorium

  • Ms Laura Lindeman, Senior Specialist of The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment in Finland: Talent Boost Programme
  • Ms Mari Taverne, Head of Talent Attraction and Migration




Track-specific programme (coffee break in-between)

TRACK 1: Building an Attractive University (design lab, student marketing, industry cooperation), room A229A (restaurant cabinet, lunch in the cabinet)

Head of the track: Mr. Pasi Vakaslahti

  • Fablab Tampere: Mobile Fablab Tampere – How to introduce and provoke technological interest among high schoolers (Mr. Jussi Viljanen, Project Manager)
  • Industry-university cooperation (Mr. Pasi Vakaslahti, Business Liaison Manager and Mr. Kai Hämäläinen, Business Liaison Manager) sharing good practices and new trends

Please prepare 4-5 slides about your practices.


TRACK 2: Joint and Double Degrees and Talent Attraction Management, room A229B (restaurant cabinet, lunch in the cabinet)

Head of the track: Ms. Tea Vellamo

  • Joint and double degrees (Ms. Tea Vellamo, Planning Officer)

The continuum from individually-oriented student exchange to jointly planned degree programmes offers a variety of possibilities to collaborate within international educational networks. We would like to invite you to discuss the benefits and challenges of cooperation and find ways of increasing participation.

Good examples: Master in Research and Innovation in Higher Education – MARIHE (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree) Ms. Eveliina Permi, Coordinator of International Education, and the Nordic Master Programme in Innovative Governance and Public Management Prof. Elias Pekkola.

  • International spouse programme, Ms. Marika Peltoniemi, International HR Specialist


Spouse Programme –Recognizing the power of Spouses

One of the most common causes of unsuccessful international relocations is the lack of adjustment by the spouse and family. We can no longer ignore the hidden potential of the expatriates’ spouses. What support and opportunities are there available in your university? Who takes care of their integration into new society? This is increasingly important with more dual-career (highly educated) couples. Tampere University has just started a project called Hidden Gems, which promotes the labor market access of researchers’ spouses. Please join us to discuss on the following questions:

  • How should families be taken into account when welcoming new talents?
  • What are the most important things to support Dual careers?
  • What kind of services would benefit the spouses moving to a new country?
  • How could we best utilize the local communities (social, professional, innovation) in the integration process?

Please prepare 4-5 slides about your practices.


TRACK 3: Research-intensive Universities Aiming to the Top (Rankings and Research Quality), room A229C (restaurant cabinet, lunch in the cabinet)

Heads of the track: Mr. Tuukka Pöyry and Mr. Harri Länsipuro

Competition between universities is evident. We compete for example on quality, ranking outcomes and talent. The fieriest battle is very often on research funding. Yet we also seek collaboration between our partners and join forces to form consortiums to tackle global challenges.

This track addresses the strategies and different actions of research-intensive universities to foster research quality and support the acquisition of research funding. What are the mechanisms of a modern university to outperform in research at an ever-accelerating pace?

Objectives of the track: The participants learn and share different mechanisms and best practices to foster organizational efficiency related to research and its funding.

Track consists of two different aspects, from which we first hear a short case example in Tampere University context and best practice cases from the participants of the workshop.

The participants are requested to submit their best practice case to one of the themes below (max. 5 slides and about 10 min presentation.)

Supporting research funding (on Tuesday)

  • Strategic planning of external funding, Mr. Tuukka Pöyry, Research Liaison Officer

Supporting research quality through evaluation (on Wednesday morning)

  • Research evaluation leading to development road map, Ms. Laura Himanen, Specialist / Research Development Services

Wednesday 12 June, City centre campus, address Kalevantie 4


Track-specific programme

TRACK 1 in room A33

TRACK 2 in room A34

TRACK 3 in room A35




Campus tour


Presenting the new Tampere Universities, room A06


Crash course into Finnish language, room A06

(Ms. Jenni Hakanen, university language teacher) or individual meetings with colleagues (upon individual requests)

Coffee break in between


Guided Tampere sightseeing city tour by bus (from the city centre campus to Tampere Hall)

Thursday 13 June, City centre campus


Factors for success at the new university:

Cross-campus studies, Sport Uni

Library Services




Visit to Y-kampus

TAMK backstage, Ms. Lauha Peltonen, Project Manager


Bus from the hotel to Varala sports institute


Sauna Evening at Varala

Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit! Dinner is served along with some sauna drinks.

Friday 14 June, City centre campus


Wrap-up and results of track specific meetings, room E222

Heads of the tracks will present the results of the track meetings


Farewell lunch and departure

Option for individual meetings