Teacher and Staff Exchange

Our International Week was held on 25th - 29th March 2019. The overall theme was Everyday Innovations. It was 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.

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

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

Practical information regarding your visit

We have gathered an info package where you can learn about the transportation options and hotels during your visit. You can learn about the practicalities here

Here is a Guidebook (pdf) which shows the different campuses.

Here are individual programmes for teaching (pdf) and non-teaching (pdf) staff.

Here is a link to the teachers' programme.

An article for Laurea Journal

We offered an opportunity to publish an article at Laurea Journal for those who were interested. Laurea Journal is an online magazine that features articles and blog texts for a professional audience. If you were interested in writing an article please note that the deadline was Monday 11.3.2019. Please find more detailed information about the required publishing process here (pdf).

Everyday Innovations 

The theme this year was “Everyday Innovations”. Therefore our international week consisted of innovative workshops, lectures and networking opportunities.

Everyday innovations may include:

  • Innovations within social and health care
  • Business and circular economy innovations
  • Service design innovations
  • Innovative entrepreneurship
  • Security related innovations
  • ICT innovations
  • Innovative educational and pedagogical approaches
  • Good practices and innovations in correctional services
  • Innovations in beauty and cosmetics
  • From weak signals to future innovations


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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