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  • Kuvat: Mediatuotanto, Henry Virtanen Labra, Turun kaupungin kuvapankki/ Kari Haajanen Joulusirkus, Turun kaupungin kuvapankki/ Annina Mannila

    1. 1. Discover New Opportunities
    2. 2. Discover Finland <ul><li>Distinctive seasonal variations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nightless nights and midnight sun during the summer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polar nights and northern lights during the winter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unspoiled nature </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The land of the thousand lakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vast archipelago </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verdant forests </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Discover Finns <ul><li>The harsh conditions in which the Finns live have made them tough and unyielding but don’t let first impressions fool you. Once you get to know them better you will see them as warm, easy going and honest people </li></ul><ul><li>5,2 million, mainly living in urban areas </li></ul><ul><li>Two official languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finnish (92%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swedish (5,5%) </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. The Finnish educational system <ul><li>The higher education system comprises </li></ul><ul><li>universities and universities of applied </li></ul><ul><li>sciences (UAS). The admission requirement </li></ul><ul><li>For both is a secondary general or vocational </li></ul><ul><li>diploma. </li></ul><ul><li>Universities, which are scientific or artistic </li></ul><ul><li>institutions, focus on research and education </li></ul><ul><li>based on research. They confer Bachelor's, </li></ul><ul><li>Master's, licentiate and doctoral degrees. </li></ul><ul><li>Universities of applied sciences offer work-related </li></ul><ul><li>education in response to labour market needs. </li></ul><ul><li>A bachelor’s degree requires 3.5 - 4.5 years of </li></ul><ul><li>full-time study. The requirement for Master's </li></ul><ul><li>programmes is a UAS degree or equivalent, </li></ul><ul><li>plus a minimum of three years of work </li></ul><ul><li>experience in the field concerned. </li></ul>Basic education Upper secondary schools Vocational education and training Bachelor’s degree Bachelor’s degree Universities Universities of Applied Sciences Master’s degree Master’s degree Doctor’s degree Working life Working life
    5. 5. Discover Turku <ul><li>Living city with rich history </li></ul><ul><ul><li>European Capital of Culture 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many attractions and museums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extensive variety of leisure time activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>175,000 inhabitants </li></ul><ul><li>Vast archipelago outside of city </li></ul>
    6. 6. Discover TUAS <ul><li>One of the largest universities of applied sciences in Finland </li></ul><ul><li>Multidisciplinary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 fields of study and 37 degree programmes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 degree programmes leading to a Master’s Degree </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. TUAS today <ul><li>Around 1800 starting places, over 9000 students in degree programmes </li></ul><ul><li>About 500 students are completing specialisation studies </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 200 students are completing a Master’s Degree at TUAS </li></ul><ul><li>Ca. 75% of our graduates find employment in Southwest Finland </li></ul><ul><li>A significant expert organisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 700 employees </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. TUAS international activities <ul><li>Over 200 international partners </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on Baltic Sea area and Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation also in Asia, America and Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Student and staff mobility </li></ul><ul><li>International cooperation for curriculum development </li></ul><ul><li>Joint degree programmes </li></ul><ul><li>International R&D project cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Internationalisation at home </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching in English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on language training and cultural competence </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Well-being Services <ul><li>The unit of Well-being Services gives students the skills </li></ul><ul><li>and competence needed in social services and </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals’ everyday well-being. </li></ul><ul><li>Elements of the studies are theoretical </li></ul><ul><li>education, work placement, project work </li></ul><ul><li>and thesis project. All these elements </li></ul><ul><li>create a continuous link between education </li></ul><ul><li>and working life. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are encouraged to customer-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>work, ethically sustainable activities, increasing </li></ul><ul><li>comprehensive well-being and giving </li></ul><ul><li>an opportunity to fulfill themselves. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Well-being Services <ul><li>Physiotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>Beauty Care </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality Management </li></ul><ul><li>Social Services </li></ul><ul><li>Business Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality Management (Master’s Degree) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Services (Master’s Degree) </li></ul><ul><li>Rehabilitation (Master’s Degree) </li></ul><ul><li>Locations: Turku, Loimaa </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    11. 11. Hospitality Management <ul><li>The degree programme in Hospitality Management gives the skills and competence to work in key areas of hospitality and services industries, i.e. in tourism, hotel and conference services, in food, restaurant and catering services and in facility management.  </li></ul><ul><li>The education is based largely on project work and co-operative learning but includes also lectures and virtual studying. The goal of the degree programme is to educate professionals for development and managing tasks with the knowledge, skills and outlook needed to be ready for ever-changing challenges in hospitality and services industries.  </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    12. 12. Master’s Degrees at Universities of Applied Sciences <ul><li>The Master’s Degree is a response to the increasing expertise requirements of working life </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to a Bachelor’s Degree, three years of work experience is required for the studies </li></ul><ul><li>Students complete their professional Master’s Degree in collaboration with their own work community </li></ul><ul><li>A Master’s Degree gives knowledge, skills and competence for demanding development and expert tasks </li></ul>
    13. 13. The vision of TUAS <ul><li>Operate as an internationally esteemed and effective higher education institute </li></ul><ul><li>Have a positive impact on the professional development of Southwest Finland and the entire country </li></ul><ul><li>An active influence in regional competence co-operation and an active agent in the clusters of the area </li></ul><ul><li>Recognized nationally and internationally in R&D projects </li></ul>
    14. 14. Corporate social responsibility of TUAS <ul><li>Corporate social responsibility report is </li></ul><ul><li>published annually for stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Economic objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficiency in education and research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional employment of graduates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating economic well-being society </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Environmental objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protecting and saving natural resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educating environmentally conscious graduates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting sustainable development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carrying out projects linked with the environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Well-being and competence of students and staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good practices in stakeholders cooperation </li></ul></ul>