Principal lecturer, Dr Sc Jaana Holvikivi has been invited as a member to IFIP


Principal lecturer, Dr Sc Jaana Holvikivi has been invited as a member to IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) TC-3 WG 3.4 - Professional and Vocational Education in ICT. Dr Holvikivi has been active in participating in IFIP conferences since 1991, and her publications include

  • Holvikivi, J., Enhancing Innovation Potential through Local Capacity Building in Education , in: K.Kimppa, D.Whitehouse, T.Kuusela, & J.Phahlamohlaka (Eds.):ICT and Society, pp. 27-38, Springer;
    HCC 11 Conference 30.7.-1.8.2014 @ University of Turku, Finland
  • Holvikivi, J., Building basic competences for culturally diverse ICT professionals, KeyCIT2014, 1 -4 July 2014, Potsdam, Germany
  • Holvikivi, J., Cultural variation in perception and coding in IT students, 10th IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education, 1 - 5 July 2013, Torun, Poland; Vol 1, pp. 200-208.
  • Holvikivi, J., Conditions for Successful Learning of Programming Skills , in N. Reynolds and M. Turcsányi-Szabó (Eds.): KCKS 2010, IFIP AICT 324, pp. 155–164, 2010.

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Lobbying and Decision Making in the EU - Metropolia Business School on a Study Trip in Brussels


Metropolia Master’s students in Business Development participated in a study trip to Brussels in early December. The highlight of the three-day trip was a visit to the European Parliament and a meeting with MEP Ms Lieve Wierinck.
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Urban Research as a European Mission – U!REKA Consortium held its 3rd Conference


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The Finnish higher education attracts the global education consultants


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“This cooperation lasts long time” - The first staff exchanges between Metropolia and University of Colombo started


The first staff exchanges were implemented in the beginning of October 2018, when three Deans from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, came to Metropolia. The visitors were Professor Manjula Vithanapathirana, Faculty of Education; Professor JKD Sumedha Jayanetti, Faculty of Technology; and Profess...

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Substantial Erasmus+ funding for collaboration with partner institutions outside Europe

Metropolia UAS received the largest funding in the Finnish UAS sector from the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) programme in the 2018 application round. The Finnish National Agency for Education awarded the funding to Metropolia for student and staff mobility with partner institutions from Au...

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ICT Summer School is fun and not just for ICT-students

The annual ICT Summer School was once again held on August (6.-24.8.) at Metropolia UAS, Leppävaara campus. In total 250 students from 30 countries attended the courses with great enthusiasm to enhance their knowledge on different areas of information and communication technology, as well as to...

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