The International Week is organized by the School of Vocational Teacher Education and RDI Services of Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Finland. Our educational provision focuses particularly on wellbeing and health, business, and industrial production, with special emphasis on promoting learning and creativity.


Our development themes related to all operations are

  • future expertise and learning
  • customer relations and partnerships
  • successful focus areas
  • internationalization

We have outstanding expertise in our four chosen focus areas:

  • new operational models for health care and social services
  • intelligent machines and smart devices
  • energy-efficient and healthy buildings
  • entrepreneurship and innovative business


Read more about TAMK.


Vocational Teacher Education

TAMK’s School of Vocational Teacher Education (TAOK) operates at the national level, developing vocational education and vocational higher education.


Our focus areas are vocational teacher education, vocational special-needs teacher education, vocational study councellor education and education for specialists in competence-based qualifications. In addition, we offer continuing education, conduct research, and participate in various national and international projects.

Our themes of interest include development of learning environments and curricula, inclusive vocational education, mentoring and coaching, as well as the use of digital environments for teaching and guidance.


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Research, Development and Innovation Services

In TAMK’s RDI Services, the professional expertise of our staff together with students’ fresh ideas is applied to the partners’ development needs. Development projects are implemented in so-called Living Labs. A living lab is a real-life test and experimentation environment where users and producers work collaboratively to produce innovative solutions.

We cooperate with both companies and the public sector. We solve problems of all sizes. Small student-led projects can lead to large-scale development partnerships.  An important function of our work is to promote the establishment of new spin-off companies.

Most of our RDI projects are extensive development projects implemented together with other higher education institutions, companies, public sector organizations, and non-profit organizations. The projects develop new, broad-based solutions and develop product and service selection for future needs.

Read more about TAMK RDI Services.