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International weeks at Laurea

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 Mari Pohjola (

Laurea International Week 2018

Going global in the digital era

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

Please fill in the registration form at

Registration closes on 22.1.2018.

Participation to the week is free of charge and eligible for Erasmus+ funding. Participants should cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

Please note that we are able to take only a limited number of participants, we will inform about the selections in February

Non-teaching staff

Administrative staff members from the following fields of work are invited to the international week.

Career counselling and career services: people who coach students to plan their career and studies or arrange services related to employment.

International Affairs: people who deal with international affairs such as student or staff mobility, IaH etc. in their work.

Research & Development: people who prepare funding applications for research and development projects or are otherwise involved in project management.

Teaching staff

The teaching welcomed to the week includes, but is not limited to, the following topics.

Please note that sometimes the fields of study overlap so there may be suitable teaching topics for you under other fields than your own also.

Business Information Technology

  •     Databases today and in the future; NoSQL; Database Design tools and practices
  •     Modern Web Development
  •     Upcoming trends and technologies in Web App Development
  •     Object Oriented paradigm and good practices; Design patterns; Programming languages of the near future

Health Care

  •     Acute nursing care

Hospitality Management

  •     Current Issues and Future Trends in Hospitality and Service Field
  •     Planning and Development in Tourism
  •     Tourism Marketing
  •     Intercultural Approach to Design Thinking
  •     Event Management, Event Safety and Security
  •     Research Communications and Project Management Skills

Languages and Communication

  •     Communication
  •     Pitching
  •     Public speaking
  •     Cross-cultural communication


  •     Empowering mental functionality
  •     Clinical reasoning in physiotherapy

Safety, Security and Risk Management

  •     Scenario analysis and business environment, macroeconomics
  •     How to run projects and / or how customers are involved in project work or/and customer relations
  •     Cybersecurity; cases, hot topics, new forms of cybercrime
  •     Organisational behaviour, Organisational Culture, Change management
  •     Importance of event safety & security; known cases and lessons learned; managing risks in an event; crowd management
  •     Security and/or safety management, Compliance and related ISO standards, Continuity management, Risk management, Crisis management
  •     Strategic planning and management, quality/development management, process management, performance evaluation
  •     Evaluation and feedback of Emergency Preparedness and Physical Security solutions proposed by students

Service Business Management

  •     Entrepreneurship, marketing, logistics
  •     Leadership and managerial work
  •     Economics, global business
  •     Service business and marketing,
  •     Service design
  •     Corporate social responsibility
  •     Digital service business & marketing
  •     Strategic accounting
  •     Accounting and finance
  •     Microeconomics & macroeconomics

Materials from previous International Weeks

Laurea International Week 2017

The Laurea International Week 2017 with the theme "Come Together - Cross-Cultural Communication" was organised 3-7 April 2017 on the campuses of Lohja, Porvoo and Hyvinkää. Both teaching and non-teaching staff were welcome to participate on the week.

Please see a video of the Laurea International Week 2017

Teaching staff were invited to give lectures on the following fields of study:

  • Business Management
  • Nursing
  • Social Services

Programme for teaching staff

Non-teaching staff were invited from the following fields of work:

  • Student Affairs / Education Planning
  • Library / Information and publication services
  • International Affairs

Programme for non-teaching staff

The registration for the week ended on Jan. 6th 2017.

Laurea International Week 2016

Laurea International Week with the theme "Crossing Borders" was organised on 18-22 April 2016 on the campuses of Kerava and Tikkurila. The week was intended for both teaching and non-teaching staff.

Please see pictures and videos from the Laurea IW 2016.

Teaching staff were invited to give lectures on the following fields of study:

  • Business Management
  • Correctional Services
  • Cosmetics Science
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Social Services

Please see the teaching staff programme for the international week.

Non-teaching staff were invited from the following fields of work:

  • Digi services: people who deal with virtual education, online courses, digital pedagogy and support services related to them in their work
  • Information and publication services: people who work in libraries and/or deal with publishing activities in their work
  • International affairs: people who deal with international affairs in  their work

Please see the non-teaching staff programme for the international week.

The registration for the week ended on 31.1.2016.



Laurea IW 2018 preliminary programme outline:

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Laurea IW 2018 poster:

Map of Laurea's campuses:

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