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Turku Overview


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Turku Overview

  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 lots of students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interesting attractions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extensive variety of leisure time activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Festivals and many other events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vibrant nightlife </li></ul></ul><ul><li>175,000 inhabitants, ca. 20% students </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. Locations and faculties <ul><li>Life Sciences and Business </li></ul><ul><li>Well-being Services </li></ul><ul><li>Arts Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Technology, Environment and Business </li></ul><ul><li>Health Care </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunication and e-Business </li></ul><ul><li>Development and Administration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrative Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation Services </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. TUAS faculties in Turku Life Sciences and Business Well-being Services Well-being Services Health Care Arts Academy Technology, Environment and Business Telecommunication and e-Business
  9. 9. 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>
  10. 10. Student services <ul><li>There’s no tuition fee for degree students but you have to buy all the books and accessories yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Turun Ylioppilaskyläsäätiö TYS offers cheap housing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single rooms and shared apartments at monthly rent around 200-300 euros </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More info at </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Restaurants nearby school offer affordable lunches for students </li></ul><ul><li>Public transportation also gives discount to students </li></ul>
  11. 11. Activities for incoming students <ul><li>Finnish language course </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn basics of local language </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get Finternational course </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase your knowledge of intercultural issues and the Finnish society </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student tutoring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get a personal tutor to help you on your arrival and introduce you to the Finnish way of life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Friendship programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet local people and get a better picture of their normal life </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Student associations <ul><li>TUO, student union of Turku University of Applied Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support organisation that represents the students and their interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More at </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TUAS associations for foreign students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizes student parties and other events during school year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Action Club, IAC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>See more at </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salo International Students, SIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More info at http:// / sis / </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>In addition, almost every field of study has its own subsociety </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For example Turun Insinööriopiskelijat, TIO ry for engineering students </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Life Sciences and Business <ul><li>The learning environment at Life Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>and Business faculty is shaped by </li></ul><ul><li>internationally oriented study programmes </li></ul><ul><li>which combine life sciences, business and </li></ul><ul><li>ICT. </li></ul><ul><li>The objective of the faculty is to educate </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelors of Engineering and </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelors/Masters of Business </li></ul><ul><li>Administration, specializing either in </li></ul><ul><li>Business or IT,for the needs of local </li></ul><ul><li>companies, industry and R&D activities. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Life Sciences and Business <ul><li>Biotechnology and Food Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratory Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Business Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>International Business (in English) </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship and Business (Master’s Degree) </li></ul><ul><li>Location : Turku </li></ul><ul><li> / lifesciencesandbusiness </li></ul>
  15. 15. Well-being Services <ul><li>The faculty of Well-being Services gives </li></ul><ul><li>students the skills and competence needed in </li></ul><ul><li>social services and individuals’ everyday </li></ul><ul><li>well-being. </li></ul><ul><li>Elements of the studies are theoretical </li></ul><ul><li>education, work placement, project work and </li></ul><ul><li>thesis project. All these elements create a </li></ul><ul><li>continuous link between education and </li></ul><ul><li>working life. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are encouraged to customer-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>work, ethically sustainable activities, ncreasing </li></ul><ul><li>comprehensive well-being and giving an </li></ul><ul><li>opportunity to fulfill themselves. </li></ul>
  16. 16. 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> / well-beingservices </li></ul>
  17. 17. Arts Academy <ul><li>In the field of arts education, the Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Academy provides an interesting and wide </li></ul><ul><li>selection of specializations within its 4 main </li></ul><ul><li>programmes. </li></ul><ul><li>The variety of art fields represented allows </li></ul><ul><li>creative collaboration between programmes </li></ul><ul><li>in cross artistic productions and co-operation. </li></ul><ul><li>The Arts Academy is an active partner in and </li></ul><ul><li>promoter of art life in the Turku region by </li></ul><ul><li>organizing concerts, exhibitions and </li></ul><ul><li>performances. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Arts Academy <ul><li>Performing Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Fine Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and Media Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Locations: Turku </li></ul><ul><li> / artsacademy </li></ul>
  19. 19. Technology, Environment and Business <ul><li>The faculty of Technology, Environment and </li></ul><ul><li>Business offers 12 different degree </li></ul><ul><li>programmes. This gives to the students plenty </li></ul><ul><li>of possibilities for elective cross-disciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>studies. </li></ul><ul><li>The studies include various types of project </li></ul><ul><li>work and real-life business assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are strongly encouraged to take </li></ul><ul><li>initiative and teachers to implement new </li></ul><ul><li>teaching methods. In all degree programmes, </li></ul><ul><li>particular attention is paid to entrepreneurship, </li></ul><ul><li>business administration and today's </li></ul><ul><li>international working environment. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Technology, Environment and Business <ul><li>Automotive and Transportation Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Fisheries and Environmental Care </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Development </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanical and Production Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Business Logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Restoration </li></ul><ul><li>Business Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Construction Management </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Sales </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Management </li></ul><ul><li>International Business (in English) </li></ul><ul><li>Construction (Master’s Degree) </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Technology (Master’s Degree) </li></ul><ul><li>Locations: Turku, Parainen, Uusikaupunki, Salo </li></ul><ul><li> / techenvibusi </li></ul>
  21. 21. Health Care <ul><li>The faculty of Health Care creates </li></ul><ul><li>possibilities for education, research and </li></ul><ul><li>development. </li></ul><ul><li>The objective of the faculty is to educate </li></ul><ul><li>professionals for public and private sectors </li></ul><ul><li>of health care services. </li></ul><ul><li>The Health Care faculty places an emphasis </li></ul><ul><li>on the application of theoretical study to the </li></ul><ul><li>practice of health care, enabling the students </li></ul><ul><li>to develop both theoretical and clinical skills. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Health Care <ul><li>Biomedical Laboratory Science </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Care </li></ul><ul><li>Radiography and Radiotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Dental Hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing (in English) </li></ul><ul><li>Management and Leadership in Health Care (Master’s Degree) </li></ul><ul><li>Health Promotion (Master’s Degree) </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Expert (Master’s Degree) </li></ul><ul><li>Locations: Turku, Salo </li></ul><ul><li> / healthcare </li></ul>
  23. 23. Telecommunication and e-Business <ul><li>The faculty of Telecommunication and </li></ul><ul><li>e-Business educates international experts and </li></ul><ul><li>future entrepreneurs in the field of Information </li></ul><ul><li>and Communication Technology (ICT). </li></ul><ul><li>Education emphasizes active learning and the </li></ul><ul><li>relevance to working life. Students are </li></ul><ul><li>encouraged to work with industry in the region </li></ul><ul><li>and take part in development projects, </li></ul><ul><li>practice enterprises and many other </li></ul><ul><li>interesting and challenging tasks. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Telecommunication and e-Business <ul><li>Electronics </li></ul><ul><li>Library and Information Services </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology (in Finnish and in English) </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Business Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Technological Competence Management (Master’s Degree) </li></ul><ul><li>Locations: Turku, Salo </li></ul><ul><li> / telecommunicatione-business </li></ul>
  25. 25. Continuing Education <ul><li>Services offered: </li></ul><ul><li>Professional specialisation studies </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive training courses </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Working life services </li></ul><ul><li>Development of enterprises and organisations </li></ul><ul><li> / continuing </li></ul>
  26. 26. Open University of Applied Sciences <ul><li>The Open University of Applied Sciences provides students with possibilities to complete studies without age limits or previous study requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Courses are arranged either in the evening or at weekends, which makes it possible to complete the studies while working full-time </li></ul><ul><li> / openuas </li></ul>
  27. 27. 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>
  28. 28. Research & Development <ul><li>TUAS produces versatile applied research and services for enterprises and working communities </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration ensures opportunities for implementing short-term development projects as well as multinational EU funded projects </li></ul><ul><li>Applied R&D co-operation speeds up the implementation of new knowledge in businesses </li></ul><ul><li>At TUAS, the results of R&D collaboration are also integrated into studies, which ensures up-to-date teaching and the best possible readiness for graduates stepping into working life </li></ul>
  29. 29. Research & Development <ul><li>Environmental expertise programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reseach and development work for renewable fuels and energy sources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HYTKE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Well-being services and economy in Southwest Finland </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HERMES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT applications and technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HEAWELL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health and well-being in the future </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FUTIS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Future work and innovative services </li></ul></ul><ul><li> / rd </li></ul>
  30. 30. Summary <ul><li>Discover unique Finland </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beautiful unspoiled nature </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discover the inhabitants, Finns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make life long friendships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discover the vibrant city of Turku </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science, culture and student life combined </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discover TUAS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get high quality education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discover a once in a lifetime experience! </li></ul>