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Virtual International Staff Week succeeded

This year International Staff Week was held online on April 21 - 22, 2021.

Partners from the Marketing and Communications workshop

Staff week was hosted in cooperation with our 3AMK partners, Laurea and Haaga-Helia and Metropolia. This means that participants got to know the operations and practices of all three universities of applied sciences. 

Event was for staff members of 3AMK partner universities. The programme was designed for the administrative staff of partner universities, such as student wellbeing services, student and admission services, human resources, international services, communications, marketing and alumni services, career and recruitment services, research, development and innovation etc.

On Wednesday 21st, 3AMK partners day started with the 3AMK Process Director Antti Vettenranta´s introduction video he told the group more about 3AMK’s operations from two points of view, from the administration as well as from a student’s perspective. Later participants got to choose the workshops they were most interested about. 

At the Research, Development and Innovation workshop the Vice President of Haaga-Helia Salla Huttunen warmly welcomed the international guests. There were participants for example from Estonia, India, Canada, Malesia, Germany, Netherlands and Czech Republic. At the Marketing and Communications workshop we talked about alumni services, new social media channels, organising virtual events, and using students as university ambassadors etc. 

Laurea RDI Day

In addition we held on Thursday 22nd Laurea RDI Day, where three of Laurea`s research programs were presented and discussed. Research programme director Sari Heikkinen presented Sustainable and versatile social and healthcare, research programme director Markku Anttonen talked about Service business and circular economy and director Isto Mattila introduced Coherent security. Project specialist Anna Salmi discussed about Co creation and orchestration as well as SHAPES projects and Laurea´s learning model LbD, Learning by Developing. 

- Participation to the Laurea Partner Day yesterday and today (April 21st and 22nd) was a great experience in order to hear about the international related and other types of activities from different participants representing higher education institutions all around the world. 

- It is especially positive that it was organized by an institution that the institution I work for, Kosovo Academy for Public Safety (KAPS) has a cooperation agreement with. Research possibilities of European level are something that might be very much interesting for us, says Skender Agaj from Kosovo Academy for Public Safety.

- Taking part at the two days event was a great experience while listening interesting presentations, interactively discussing and exchanging ideas about the international cooperation issues related (exchange mobilities such as Erasmus+, RDI’s and other types of activities), says Avni Istrefi

- These events are always very supportive in multiple ways in order to initiate, strengthening and widening the cooperation and collaboration between different institutions all around the world as it was this great event organized by Laurea, a strategic partner of our Academy (Kosovo Academy for Public Safety). Congratulations to Laurea for such a great organizing online event and wish furthermore successes, Avni Istrefi smiles.