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Teacher and Staff Exchange

Laurea Pre-EAIE Partner Day was held on the 23rd of September 2019. Before the busy EAIE 2019 conference days in Helsinki, our partners visited Laurea and participated in our showcases from different education fields. After that our guests had a possibility to enjoy the beauty and peace of Finnish nature.

Laurea Pre EAIE Partner Day

Laurea's Pre-EAIE (European Association for International Education Conference) Partner Day was held on the 23rd of September 2019 at Laurea Leppävaara campus, in the city of Espoo. We had 27 staff members visiting us from 20 universities and universities of applied sciences.

The day consisted of opening words given by vice president Katri Ojasalo, presenting Laurea's degree programmes, lunch at Flow and Nuuksio National Park hike and barbecue.
Laurea's Pre-EAIE Partner Day in Nuuksio

An article was published on the topic, you can read more about The Partner Day here.


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. Non-teaching 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.

Here is a Guidebook (pdf) for our international visitors, which shows the different campuses and some practicalities in Laurea and in Finland.

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 (

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.

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

We offered an opportunity to publish an article at Laurea Journal, which is an online magazine that features articles and blog texts for a professional audience. There you can find some articles written during and after the International Week.

  • Images from International Week 2019 


    Jouni Koski in the opening ceremony


    International guests introducing themselves during the opening ceremony


    Dinner at Laurea


    International guests during the week


    International guest during the week


    International guests during the week


    Some members of the International Affairs' team


    The multisensory room at Laurea


    An event during the International Week


    Laurea staff and international guests

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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