International Staff Week

 @ Metropolia, 11 - 13 June 2018

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences welcomes international relations staff from its partner institutions to participate in its 8th International Staff Week in June 2018.

Approx. 20 participants from Metropolia's partner institutions from all around the world come together for this special week to exchange experiences and best practices, benchmark, network and enhance international and intercultural interaction.

Quick facts

When: 11 - 13 June 2018

Where: Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (address: Bulevardi 31, 00100 Helsinki)

Target group: International Relations staff from Metropolia's partner institutions

Theme of the week: Towards Quality in Mobility

Application deadline: Saturday 31 March 2018

Participation fee: 100 €

Programme of the Week

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Preliminary programme outline:

11 June

Introduction to Metropolia


Registration and getting to know each other

Introduction to Metropolia

Introduction to Finnish language and culture


Intercultural learning and employability


Welcome Dinner

12 June

Mobility Workshops


Workshop: Processes of Outgoing Students


Workshop: Processes of Incoming Students


Sightseeing walk + Helsinki Day

13 June

Workshops and Possible Campus Visits


Parallel workshops

1. Short-term mobility / Partnership Cooperation and Development

2. Internationalisation at Home and Virtual Mobility / Staff Mobility


Possibility for campus visits

Accommodation and Other Practical Information


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

Other practicalities

  • Please see Metropolia's teacher and staff exchange website for information on e.g. arriving to Helsinki, local transport, and events in the Helsinki area.
  • Helsinki Day 2018: Helsinki will once again celebrate and entertain residents and visitors on its birthday, 12 June. Check for more information here!
  • NB! Since we may not be able to select all applicants to the Staff Week due to limited space, we do not recommend you to book accommodation or plane tickets before you have received an official acceptance e-mail from Metropolia to the staff week.

Contact Information

Contact Information

Practical details

Anna-Liisa Auramo
e-mail: anna-liisa.auramo (at)
tel: +358 40 356 3775

Erasmus and other official documents

Erasmus Institutional Coordinator Marika Antikainen 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.

Marika Antikainen
e-mail: marika.antikainen (at)
tel: +358 40 681 1244


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"It was very interesting and useful to exchange experiences, to get new energy :-)"

"The program was very well done, in according with my specific work and was helping, giving me a lot of new ideas to improve my personal job."

"All the activities were very important to us as administrative staff and it was interesting to hear Metropolia's way of tackling issues."

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