International Week in Health Care, Rehabilitation and Social Services

 @ Metropolia, 12 - 16 March 2018

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences warmly welcomes faculty members and students from its partner institutions to exchange knowledge, experiences and ideas as well as to create inspiring networks under theme “Co-creating Well-being” from 12 to 16 of March 2018.

Topics for the workshops, panels and presentations may include:

  • Cultural competence
  • Qualified Empathy
  • Ethics
  • Developing multi-professional collaboration
  • Digital storytelling as a tool to support well-being
  • Co-creating well-being with women, infants and families
  • Co-creating well-being with people with from low socio-economic groups
  • Leadership and internationalization of social and health care sector

Network opportunities
International Week offers opportunities for project planning, meeting your colleagues and good opportunities to find new partners.

Registration and abstracts

Deadline for registration 30 November 

Deadline for abstracts 15 December

  • Please submit your abstract online. The number of files not limited. File size maximum is 25MB

Fees and costs 
There is no participation fee for the International Week, however the participants are responsible for their own costs (including travel, accommodation and living).

Programme of the Week

The general programme structure, please note that this is a preliminary programme outline:

Monday 
12 March
Registration, opening and get-together from 4 pm onwards.
Tuesday    
13 March
Workshops, panels and presentation (open to all student groups)

Wednesday 
14 March

MinnoFest. Learn more about MINNO® Innovation projects at Metropolia.
Thursday
15 March

Workshops, panels and presentation (open to all student groups)

The degree programme (DP) specific lectures and workshops. International Week dinner for faculty members on Thursday evening.

Friday
16 March

The degree programme (DP) specific lectures and workshops. International Week dinner for faculty members on Thursday evening.

 

Network opportunities
International Week offers opportunities for project planning, meeting your colleagues and good opportunities to find new partners.

Accommodation and Other Practical Information

Accommodation

Helsinki is a relatively small capital city and the public transportation system is excellent.

Arrival to Helsinki
The nearest airport is the Helsinki Airport, which has good connections to all the European capitals and to the USA and Asia. The airport is 20 kilometres away from the city centre of Helsinki, and the public transport system provides two connections: the trainride takes about 40 minutes and the busride takes about 50 minutes.

  • Ring Rail Line trains I and P between Helsinki Airport and Helsinki Central Railway Station. Train runs every 10 minutes during daytime.
  • The local bus number 615 between Helsinki Airport and Helsinki Central Railway Station. The bus leaves from right outside the arrival terminals.

A regional ticket is required for journeys from Helsinki to the airport and vice versa. Purchase your ticket from a ticket machine or conductor. A night fare is charged 2am-4.30am.

Journey Planner will find you the best the public transportation connections in Helsinki region.

There are also Finnair shuttle buses between Helsinki Airport and Helsinki Central Railway Station. The Finnair shuttle bus is slightly more expensive than the local bus.

There are also taxis available at the airport, including some special Airport Taxis or Yellow Taxis, which have cheaper rates for groups of clients going in the same direction.

Apart from flying, you can also arrive in Helsinki by sea from Sweden, Estonia, Germany and Poland. The ferry options include e.g. Viking Line, Tallink Silja and Finnlines.

Other practical information

Practicalities, Erasmus and other official documents

Practicalities, Erasmus and other official documents

Eija Tamminen
International Coordinator
email: eija.tamminen (at) metropolia.fi
tel: +358 40 5224911

 


Laura Karilainen

International Coordinator
email: laura.karilainen (at) metropolia.fi
tel: +358 40 6533345

 

International Coordinators will sign the participants' official documents, such as Erasmus Work Programmes, either beforehand upon request, or after arrival. All participants will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.