Active aging the theme of the international week

14.03.2012

Seminar about active aging at the Helsinki Campus. Photo: Ilmo Mikkola.

International guests of the Faculty of Welfare and Human Functioning visit the Sibelius Monument. Photo: Mai Salmenkangas.

Joke Knockaert from Belgium discuss in a workshop with the students how the interests for learning of the aged can be reviewed. Photo: Mai Salmenkangas.

Stand of Ghana in the kickoff of the international week. Photo: Ilmo Mikkola.

During the International Week the Faculty of Welfare and Human Functioning received over 20 international lecturers, students, staff and representatives of the local cooperation partners. The theme of the week was “Active aging”.

The lecturers came from partner universities and organizations from Europe, Africa and Asia. During the intensive week from 5-9 March 2012 the language of instruction was English, and seminars related to Active Aging were offered. Apart from the seminars that were open to all, the degree programmes also organized lectures and workshops specific to their field.

The participants enjoyed the benefits of a forum for interaction and creation of international networks, with the help of which the future is built.

Further information

Welfare and Human Functioning, International Coordinator Lea Moua, tel. +358 50 321 8428, firstname.surname@metropolia.fi


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