Teacher and Staff Exchange

Welcome to our International Week, 25th - 29th March 2019. The overall theme will be Everyday Innovations. It is an excellent opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas with colleagues from many countries.

Staff Mobility

Participation in international exchanges and projects forms part of Laurea's pedagogical, regional development, RDI and service activities. Laurea strives to cooperate with its partner institutions by planning and implementing themes, projects and other elements jointly.  About 350 Laurea staff members go on exchanges to partner institutions, conferences and projects every year and Laurea receives around 170 visitors from the partner institutions annually.

Teacher exchange is one form of staff mobility. Laurea's lecturers visit partner institutions to teach, and Laurea receives lecturers from partner institutions. Teaching can be part of for example a jointly build study unit or an intensive study programme. Also non-teaching staff participates in international mobility. Laurea's staff members from e.g. e-learning development, library services and international affairs visit partner institutions to benchmark and develop their field of work and in turn welcome their colleagues from partner institutions for visits at Laurea.

If you are interested in coming to Laurea on a teaching or staff visit please contact the planning officers. Laurea organizes an international week every spring which is open for teachers and other staff from Laurea's partner institutions to participate.

Information and instructions related to incoming visits to Laurea have also been gathered into a Guidebook for international visitors as well as in our partner information sheet. Laurea's international partner institutions for mobility can be viewed in SoleMove system or in the world map below. 


International weeks

Laurea organises International weeks on different campuses with different profiles yearly. Information about the weeks is gathered on this page and updated regularly.

Contact person: Planning Officer Päivi Haapanen (paivi.haapanen@laurea.fi)

Laurea International Week 2019 -  Everyday Innovations

Laurea International Week 2019 will be organised on the campus of Tikkurila (in the city of Vantaa), 25th - 29th March 2019. The week is open for both teaching and non-teaching staff from Laurea´s partner institutions.

We will offer a common programme and networking opportunities for all participants as well as classes for teaching staff and workshops for non-teaching staff.

Programme will be published here later.

Kindly see the brochure

Previous International Weeks

Laurea International Week 2018  - Going global in the digital era

Laurea International Week 2018 was organised on the campuses of Leppävaara and Otaniemi (in the city of Espoo) April 16th - 20th, 2018. The week was open for both teaching and non-teaching staff participants from Laurea's partner institutions.

We have gathered pictures from the Laurea IW 2018 on this video, enjoy!

International Week 2018

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