Finnish - North-American University Cooperation

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Helsinki

Specialist Seminar: Finnish – North-American University Cooperation: Curriculum Development and Joint Programs 11-12.12.2008

The Fulbright Center and the Centre for International Mobility, CIMO, organized a two-day specialist seminar in Helsinki from December 11th to the 12th, 2008. The seminar strived at furthering cooperation between Finnish and North American higher education institutions.

The theme of the seminar was advancing the development of higher education curricula and the arrangement of double degrees and joint programs. The goal was to enhance cooperation and mobility between Finnish and North American higher education institutions. The seminar included information about collaboration in schooling, examples of well-functioning collaborative projects and networks as well as funding possibilities.

Program:

Thursday 11.12.2008

13-13:15 Opening

  • Terhi Mölsä, Executive Director, Fulbright Center
  • Juha Ketolainen, Assistant Director, Centre for International Mobility CIMO

13:15 Transatlantic University Cooperation: U.S. Perspective

  • John Yopp, Associate Provost for Educational Partnerships, University of Kentucky

14:15 Cooperation with North America - University Perspective

  • Kimmo Kuortti, Director for International Relations, University of Oulu

14:45 International Joint and Dual Degree Programs: 2008 Survey Findings

  • Karoliina Kokko, Program Manager, Fulbright Center

15:30-17:00 Workshops

Workshop I: Erasmus Mundus & joint programs

Chair: Carita Blomqvist, Councellor of Education, Finnish National Board of Education

Speakers:

Case - Space Master

  • Anja Hänninen, Student Affairs Manager and Tomi Ylikorpi, Researcher, Academic Coordinator, Helsinki University of Technology

Case - New Erasmus Mundus II programme

  • Päivi Pihlaja, Senior Programme Adviser, CIMO

 

Workshop II: Short-term programs

Chair: Terhi Topi, Program Manager, Fulbright Center

Speakers:

Case -Pinnet Network Short-term Study Program in the U.S. for Finnish students

  • Tarja Hoyer, Head of International Relations, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
  • Risto Korkia-Aho, Lecturer, International Affairs Coordinator, School of Business Administration, Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences

Case - University of Oulu Cooperation with the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Short-term program for U.S. students

  • Vuokko Iinatti, Assistant, Department of Marketing, University of Oulu

 

Workshop III: EU financed cooperation (Atlantis, EU-Canada)

Chair: Anne Siltala, Programme Manager, CIMO

Speakers:

Case - TRANSFOR

  • Blas Mola-Yudego, Researcher, University of Joensuu

Case - Transatlantic Dual Degree in Nursing

  • Tuula Ikonen, Senior Lecturer, Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Workshop IV: Research-oriented cooperation & programs

Chair: Esko Koponen, International Education Planner, University of Helsinki

Speakers:

Case - Euroscholars

  • Seija Anttonen, Head of Student Mobility Services, University of Helsinki

Case - University of the Arctic

  • Pierre-André Forest, International Education Planner, University of Lapland

17:30-19:00 Reception hosted by H.E. Barbara Barrett, Ambassador of the United States
Remarks Anita Lehikoinen, Director, Ministry of Education

Friday 12.12.2008

9:00 Linkages between Canadian education and industry

  • Mr. Scott Fraser, Ambassador of Canada to Finland

10:00 Panel Discussion: Now What? - Tools & Resources for Transatlantic Cooperation

Chairs:

  • Maija Airas, Head of Unit, CIMO
  • Terhi Topi, Program Manager, Fulbright Center

Panelists:

  • Ilkka Turunen, Special Government Advisor, Ministry of Education
  • John Yopp, Associate Provost for Educational Partnerships, University of Kentucky
  • Kimmo Kuortti, Director for International Relations, University of Oulu
  • Carita Blomqvist, Counsellor of Education, National Board of Education
  • Tarja Hoyer, Head of International Relations, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
  • Tuula Ikonen, Senior Lecturer, Laurea University of Applied Sciences
  • Pierre-André Forest, International Education Planner, University of Lapland

12:00 Conclusions

  • Terhi Mölsä, Executive Director, Fulbright Center
  • Juha Ketolainen, Assistant Director, CIMO
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