TAMK’s core operations are organised into seven schools, each of them combining higher education, RDI and services for businesses in their field of expertise.
The schools picked out a couple of examples of their most significant activities in 2019.
In the School of Business, the Master’s Degree Programme in Educational Leadership deservedly received TAMK’s Pedagogical Deed award in 2019. The degree programme combines education and international business competence in a functioning way. Engagement of international student groups and building of trust and motivation have been key matters throughout the programme.
British MEL student Kathy Charles tells nicely in her blog how the degree helped her in her career.
The School of Pedagogical Innovations has taken an active role in Tampere Universities. In a joint KORKO project , we are developing guidance and counselling services and Finnish language courses to promote immigrants’ entry to higher education and improve their abilities in completing their studies. The Ministry of Education and Culture invited TAMK to the national SIMHE network to solve issues related to immigrants’ higher education.
Our cooperation with the university has also become closer in national and international projects. TAMK offers online studies in educational science in Finnish universities of applied sciences’ national Campus Online portal.
The School of Media, Music and Art’s strategic objective is to develop the experiential aspect of services. This is implemented through multidisciplinary RDI projects and artistic publication.
TAMK’s Degree Programme in Music and Tampere University’s Degree Programme in Theatre Arts made a modern version of the Hair musical, which became a huge success.
A three-year Finnish-Estonian cooperation project Finest Sounds, coordinated by TAMK, opened the door to Japanese music markets for Nordic musicians and enterprises. The project organised a number of educations, meetings and events for music and technology enterprises, musicians and artists in Finland, Estonia and Japan.
The School of Health and School of Well-being and Health Technology are developing methods for using genomic data with the Ministry of Education and Culture’s strategic funding. A strong national cooperation network is being built around the Profitu project, which offers TAMK the possibility to affect health care education and its development.
We made a new education export opening in Kenya at the end of 2019. A group of Kenyan nursing students will arrive in Finland in summer 2020 and their studies will begin in August. TAMK’s sexual and reproductive health competence is taken to Asia through a project.
In the School of Built Environment and Bioeconomy, cooperation with Tampere University has largely progressed to the implementation phase. Joint use of laboratory facilities and equipment as well as joint course implementations have been successful. Joint teaching resources have been introduced as planned. Cooperation is our leading spirit!
In 2019, our paid services were extensive exceeding half a million euros. The largest paid educations fall within the range of an education agreement concluded with the Chinese Qilu University of Technology. Cooperation between Qilu and TAMK was built systematically and the higher education institutions concluded a double degree agreement.
The School of Industrial Engineering’s most visible and significant development step in 2019 was to build the FieldLab. TAMK’s main campus now has a modern production and test environment, which is in some respects ahead of companies’ production environments. We have made several interesting experiments in the laboratory and now offer the experiences to companies’ use.
Students can participate in working life cooperation from the early stages of their studies. It together with the high-quality education provides them a sound basis for facing future challenges and learning new skills in working life.