Demographic Change and the North Karelia University of Applied Sciences

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Eduprof Expertmeeting 14-15 April 2011 Groningen.

Workshop Demographic Change

General introduction by Ari Tarkiainen, North Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

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Demographic Change and the North Karelia University of Applied Sciences

  1. 1. Demographic change and NKUAS Groningen 14 th April 2011 Ari Tarkiainen, PhDNorth Karelia University of Applied Sciences
  2. 2. Finland www.pkamk.fi
  3. 3. Finland• 5.4 Million inhabitants• Declaration of independence: December 6, 1917• Form of state: Parliamentary Republic• Capital: Helsinki• Member of the European Union since 1995• Currency: €• Official languages: Finnish and Swedish• Population density: 17 inhabitants per square kilometre www.pkamk.fi
  4. 4. North Karelia www.pkamk.fi
  5. 5. North Karelia• The region of North Karelia is located in the border region between East and West (cultural, geographical, political)• Population 167 000• Capital: the City of Joensuu, 72 000 inhabitants• Population density 7.7/km2 www.pkamk.fi
  6. 6. Median age in 2025 Municipalities Lowest: Highest: Whole country 44 years Liminka 27 Luhanka 64 27 - 29 (2) Tyrnävä 29 Savonranta 64 30 - 34 (4) Luoto 31 Puumala 63 35 - 39 (22) Lumijoki 33 63 40 - 44 (86) Tervo 45 - 49 (118) Perho 34 62 Kuhmoinen 50 - 54 (90) Sievi 34 55 - 64 (94) 15.8.2007/RK Lähde: Tilastokeskus, asukasluvut Pohjakartta© Affecto Finland Oy, Karttakeskus, Lupa L7017/076 15/04/2011 6
  7. 7. Age and Gender Structure in 2030 According to Population Projection by Statistics Finland 2009 Finland 2030 North Karelia 2030 Lieksa 2030100 - 100 - 100 - 98 98 98 96 96 96 94 94 94 92 92 92 90 90 90 88 88 88 86 86 86 84 84 84 82 82 82 80 80 80 78 78 78 76 76 76 74 74 74 72 72 72 70 70 70 68 68 68 66 66 66 64 64 64 62 62 62 60 60 60 58 58 58 56 56 56 54 54 54 52 52 52 50 50 50 48 48 48 46 46 46 44 44 44 42 42 42 40 40 40 38 38 38 36 36 36 34 34 34 32 32 32 30 30 30 28 28 28 26 26 26 24 24 24 22 22 22 20 20 20 18 18 18 16 16 16 14 14 14 12 12 12 10 10 10 8 8 8 6 6 6 4 4 4 2 2 2 0 0 050 000 30 000 10 000 10 000 30 000 50 000 2 000 1 500 1 000 500 0 500 1 000 1 500 2 000 200 150 100 50 0 50 100 150 200 Women Men Women Men Women Men
  8. 8. Challenge of demographic changeProfound changes in society- Demographic change is a real challenge for Finland- Today there is a big structucal change going on in organizing social and health care services in FinlandPolitical pressure- New models to integrate public, private and third sector are needed- Eservices and mobile services- New preventive methods of social and health care- Promotion of health and wellbeing
  9. 9. Developing social and health careservices and structuresThe three main questions whendeveloping social and health careservices and structures inFinland:- How to organize elderly care innear future?- How to prevent social exclusion?- How to promote citizen’s own dutyof their wellbeing
  10. 10. NEW OPENINGS ARE NEEDED- New housing solutions for elderly –multi-professional collaboration- Different actors in elderly care – networking- Innovations providing services for elderly- new thinking- Old people’s role in society- cultural change- How to increase understanding for the problems with the ageing- How to make working with elderlypeople more attractive especiallyamong young students
  11. 11. Finnish universities of applied sciencesThe mission of the universities of applied sciences is to provide professionalhigher education geared to the requirements and development of workinglife, to support ones professional development, and to carry out researchand development that serves the education, the work life, regionaldevelopment and industry and commerce of the region.www.arene.fi (Rectors conference of Finnish UASs)• Total of 27 universities of applied sciences in Finland• 125 000 students• Annual intake: 24 000 young students and 6 000 adult students in Bachelor’s programmes and about 1 000 students in Master’s programmes
  12. 12. North Karelia University of Applied SciencesNorth Karelia University of Applied Sciences (NKUAS) was foundedin 1992 among the first universities of applied sciences in Finland.• 5 multisectoral and interdisciplinary centres (from 1.1.2009)• 20 Bachelor’s programmes (2 instructed completely in English)• 3 Master’s programmes• 4000 students• 400 teachers and other staff• All campuses in Joensuu• Main funding from the Ministry of Education• Maintained by the City of Joensuu
  13. 13. Three statutory tasks for universities of applied sciencesin Finland1. Education (expertise and know-how)2. Applied research and development(strong working life emphasis)3. Promotion of regionaldevelopment (active participation)
  14. 14. Research, development and innovation in NKUASNKUAS focuses on her the followingthemes:- Ageing knowledge and know-how- Welfare services for sparsely inhabited areas- Promotion of wellfare and health- Sociocultural work
  15. 15. Thank you!

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