Tag: kansainvälisyys

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International Project Management learning with international partners

Strategic partnership does not just happen, it can be advanced and strengthened through practical collaborative joint actions. An example is Erasmus+ intensive blended study program jointly created and implemented by Lapland UAS, Finland, Fontys UAS, the Netherlands and FH Aachen UAS, Germany.

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Lapland UAS to enhance local employers’ international competence

More university graduates are leaving Finland than are immigrating. It would be important to successfully brand in-service training in international competence so that Finnish and local companies understand its significance and necessity for Finnish working life.

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International Project Management competence as a bridge to success

This article aims to look at how can global education is a part of teaching at Lapland UAS and how can its results be seen. It provides a case study of former International Project Management specialization study programme and current training within KATOS project aiming to increase EU funded project competence among relevant regional stakeholders.

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Internationalisation through joint collaboration

Knowledge sharing and acquisition forms the foundation for international collaboration during which knowhow is exchanged and new perspectives are gained. Lapland UAS has an established network of international partners and has been involved in various international activities to enhance its global reach and address the strategic issues concerning internationalisation.

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Developing cooperation between Lappish companies and international students while supporting the employment opportunities of international talents

Entrepreneurs and organisations can collaborate with International Business students in various ways. For example, they can provide students with thesis ideas and topics, offer practical training positions, and participate in different sorts of events and even lectures.

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Internationalisation from within – International students strengthen the intercultural competence in local businesses

Tourism companies in Lapland are in many ways trailblazers for internationalisation, when it comes to marketing, serving customers and managing human resources internationally. In this article, we demonstrate how international students can concretely enrich the intercultural competence in local businesses.

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Global collaboration in the circular economy via UArctic Thematic Network of Circular Economy

Arctic areas, as intrinsically challenging operating areas, require a knowledge of Arctic conditions and the impacts of long distances on activities. In recent years, considerable development work has been conducted in the circular economy field.

Esa Jauhola.

International networking at the top of Europe

Today, networking between individuals and organizations more often takes place digitally. For small firms it is a good way to expand the partnerships and to find new customers. My wish is that also in future, Lapland UAS, together with partners, will look to the future and support cross-border projects and educational programmes where the young generation learns about the opportunities of the European Arctic.

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Service Design and Systems Thinking in Developing Solutions for a Sustainable Future – A Case Study with Master’s Degree Students

A novel method – Planet-Centric Design – combines service design with systems thinking. The Idea is to increase master degree students’ awareness of sustainability in the design of new services and business concepts. Based on the student feedback, the implementation of the course was successful.

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Culture Bumb to make students feel home in Lapland

International students often do not seem to be given the chance to actually get acquainted with local Finnish people, as they instead opt to interact and experience local sights with other non-native students in the end. The Culture Bump initiative is to make planners and participants from different countries and cultures interact with one another.

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Erasmus goes green

Erasmus Goes Green -project finda solutions to reduce the transport-related carbon footprint of higher education students and staff taking part in Erasmus mobility. When it comes to Finland, Lapland and carbon footprint, we cannot change our remote geographical location in Europe. What we can do, however, is to provide exchange students a country with a well working public transportation system.

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‘Health Africa Exchange Can Hit You Like a Sack of Bricks’

Health Africa Network comprises of eight Universities of Applied Sciences in the fields of Health Care, Social Work and Nutrition in Finland and two partner universities in Kenya and Uganda. Each year International Services of Lapland UAS provides exchange opportunities for students and staff of health care and social services.

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Kokemuksia ja näkemyksiä yhteisöllisyyteen ulkomailla opiskellessa ja työskennellessä

Sosiaalinen pääoma voi olla joko sisään- tai ulospäin suuntautuvaa. Kansainväliset opiskelijayhteisöt edesauttavat ulospäin suuntautuvan sosiaalisen pääoman syntymistä. Suvi Järvensivulla on kokemusta myös vapaaehtoistyöstä Israelissa, mikä oli myös hyvä tapa päästä osaksi kansainvälistä yhteisöä.

Arctic Smartness – arktista viisastelua vai fiksumpaa yhteistyötä?

Älykäs erikoistuminen tarkoittaa alueellista erilaistumista, jossa esimerkiksi Lapin maakunta alueena tunnistaa omat vahvuutensa, kehittämispotentiaalinsa ja voimavaransa sekä yhdistää voimansa. Olet todennäköisesti jo mukana.

Yhteistyöalustojen soveltuvuus kansainvälisissä työelämälähtöisissä opiskelijaprojekteissa

BRIDGE-hankkeessa hyödynnetään monipuolisesti digitaalisia etätyökaluja tiedonjakosovelluksista kokonaisvaltaisiin yhteistyöalustoihin jo keväästä 2019 asti ja aivan erityisesti tänä vuonna.

Step2Job tukemassa koulutettujen maahanmuuttajien tietä työelämään

Korkeakouluopiskelulla on iso merkitys maahanmuuttajien kotoutumiselle, työllistymiselle ja ural­la etenemiselle: kouluttautuminen edesauttaa kiinnittymään yhteiskun­taan ja Lapin alueelle, ammattitaito ja asema työmarkkinoilla paranevat sekä verkostot ja työelämäyhteydet laajenevat. Maahanmuuttajan osaaminen voidaan tunnistaa ja ohjata häntä sopivaan koulutukseen.

Education defines the future of cross-border cooperation in Europe Arctic

There is a need to increase CBC competence among young graduates and education is the key factor that defines the success of CBC cooperation in the future in Barents and circumpolar Arctic region. In years to come we will witness the role of young people and university graduates in overall regional development activities. Collaboration in between Lapland UAS and Kolarctic CBC programme representatives is mutually beneficial.

Sustainable personal growth in the Northern business milieu

The business environment in the High North and in other parts of the world is changing due to digitalization, financial and political developments, green economy and globalization. This calls for holistic business understanding, critical thinking, communication, problem solving, scenario writing and ability to work in international context.

Preparing graduates for global jobs – lessons from annual EAIE Conference

Regardless current world politics and fragmentation, intercultural skills are as important as ever. Internationalization has become a strategy line almost in all university strategies and policies. However, it is still a long road ahead to improve and increase intercultural fluency and make it as an integral part of ecosystem of all universities.

Internationalization of Entrepreneurial Marketing Education

Ulster University (UK), the University of Applied Sciences Kempten (Germany) and Lapland University of Applied Sciences (Finland) have developed a pilot project to test the capability of master’s students to work together on a virtual entrepreneurial marketing project.

Asiantuntijaverkosto luontolähtöisen kotoutumisen tukena

Kotouttamisessa voidaan hyödyntää luontolähtöisiä menetelmiä, joilla vahvistetaan maahanmuuttajan työ- ja toimintakykyä. Monialaisten verkostojen asiantuntijuus yhdistyy voimavaraksi, joka on enemmän kuin osiensa summa ja josta Polut-hankkeen tapauksessa hyötyvät kotoutumistukea tarvitsevat maahanmuuttajat.