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Opening Speech - Tapio Varmola

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Presentation at the Summer School "Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism" - 2nd July 2014 Finland

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Opening Speech - Tapio Varmola

  1. 1. Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
  2. 2. Seinäjoki UAS • Four faculties • School of Business and Culture • School of Technology • School of Health Care and Social Work • School of Food and Agriculture • Approx. 4600 full-time students • 20 Bachelor’s programmes and 7 Master’s programmes • Approx. 260 academic teaching and research staff members, totally about 400 staff members • Annual budget EUR 40 million • www.seamk.fi
  3. 3. Three Campuses of Seinäjoki UAS
  4. 4. KUORTANEEN URHEILUOPISTO G-OSA 14.7.2014 HK
  5. 5. Seinäjoki UAS • One of the first UAS’s in Finland starting in 1992 • About 20 % of the applicants are admitted annually • 700 graduates yearly • ECTS crediting system and Diploma Supplement in use • International ECTS evaluation in 2006 • International audit of the Quality System 2009 by Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC) • Diploma Supplement Label awarded in 2010 and 2013 • International audit of Internationalization 2011 • Partner in U-Multirank evaluation 2013
  6. 6. International Activities Partner Universities and Networks • About 150 partner HEIs in Europe and 40 in other continents all together in 46 different countries • 8 Double Degree Agreement in the field of Business and Engineering • Member of several international networks (EAIE, CIDD, COHEHRE, EUROPEA etc.) • Overseas offices Mobility • Half of the students study abroad, one fifth of the students study abroad one semester or one academic year • 460 international students in 2013 (10 % of the total number of students) • 40 % of academic staff has an exchange period abroad yearly Teaching conducted in English • 4.8 % of students are international degree students • Two bachelor degree programmes (BBA, Nursing) and one master programme (International Business Management) are totally taught in English • Global Study Programme 5 ECTS: Chiba University, Japan - SeAMK • Latin American Studies 30 ECTS
  7. 7. Studies in English DEGREE PROGRAMMES • Bachelor Degree Programme in International Business • Bachelor Degree Programme in Nursing (no intake 2014) • Master Degree Programme in International Business Management SHORT PROGRAMMES • Gateway to International Business (30- 60 ECTS ) • Gateway to Hospitality Management (30 – 35 ECTS) • Professional Studies in Agriculture (25 – 30 ECTS) • Basic and Professional Studies in Nursing • Empowerment and Social Work (30 ECTS) • Gateway to Cultural Management (11 ECTS + additional courses in the field of business and culture) • Gateway to Library and Information Services (23 ECTS + additional business courses) • Professional Studies in the School of Technology (more than 60 ECTS)
  8. 8. Research and Development
  9. 9. Reseach and Development • RDI activities serving enterprises and other organizations in the area • Volume about 6M€ • 100 running projects • Seinäjoki UAS offers RDI and educational services for companies and organizations • Theses are integrated in RDI work

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