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Enphe opening words, 04102013

  1. 1. ENPHE-conference 2013ENPHE-conference 2013 Lahti, FinlandLahti, Finland OPENING WORDS Dr. Outi Kallioinen, President of LUAS 6. lokakuuta 20136. lokakuuta 201311
  2. 2. Lahti University of Applied Sciences Mission  The mission of Lahti University of Applied Sciences is to educate experts and real professionals for different sectors with a proactive and productive approach, and help to regenerate the region's competence base. Lahti UAS has two competence areas:  Welfare and Business Faculty of Social and Health Care, Faculty of Business Studies, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality  Design and Technology Institute of Design and Fine Arts, Institute of Music and Drama, Faculty of Technology 2
  3. 3. Studies at Lahti UAS Study fields business design and communication fine arts music hospitality management social and health care technology and engineering 3 • 21 Bachelor’s Degree Programmes • 9 Master’s Degree Programmes • Professional specialisation studies • Open university studies • Further education • 5 Degree Programmes in English • 21 Bachelor’s Degree Programmes • 9 Master’s Degree Programmes • Professional specialisation studies • Open university studies • Further education • 5 Degree Programmes in English
  4. 4. Number of degree students 4 Total number of degree students 4834
  5. 5. RDI - In the heart of design, environment and the development of welfare services  Lahti UAS participates actively in research co-operations which support teaching, working life and the development of the region. 5 RDI volume (Million €) 6,4 RDI integrated credits 37 098 Publications 234 (incl. 82 artistic work) Personnel man-years in RDI 73,9 2012
  6. 6. Our focus areas are design, environment and the development of welfare services Focus areas Design, environment, and the development of welfare services according to the Lahti region strategy for competitiveness and economy. Profiles Our profiles are integrated pedagogy, practise-based innovation, and student entrepreneurship.
  7. 7. Strategic focus areas and profiles 7 Practice-based innovationPractice-based innovation Integrated pedagogyIntegrated pedagogy Student entrepreneurshipStudent entrepreneurship DesignDesign EnvironmentEnvironment The development of welfare services The development of welfare services
  8. 8.  New products, spaces, services, experiences and systems are developed through design thinking, in cooperation with users and businesses  A good example of a cross-disciplinary competence area is service design, which introduces design thinking into service development in different fields.  Lahti region aims to become the leading cleantech cluster for environmental research, education and business.  By 2017, Lahti University of Applied Sciences will be a nationally and internationally recognised educator, developer and research organisation in environmental technology and cleantech competence. 6. lokakuuta 20138 ENVIRONMENT DESIGN FOCUS AREAS:
  9. 9.  In the Europe 2020 Strategy, innovation partnerships are identified as key methods for solving societal challenges.  LUAS is focused on the welfare of the aged and families, the prevention of exclusion, the service and management system reform, the production of e- welfare services, and the promotion of service entrepreneurship.  Lahti region is a mega-province in sports, and exercise as a health- promoting activity is highlighted in the region's strategy for competitiveness and the economy.  A joint objective is to turn the Lahti region into a centre of excellence for research, competence, education and business in health-promoting exercise. DEVELOPING WELFARE SERVICES
  10. 10. 10 Lahti Region – The Inspiring Environment

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