Metropolia's campuses are closed 18 March - 13 May 2020. More information on the impact of coronavirus on Metropolia's operations.

Due to the Corona outbreak and related travel and meeting restrictions, unfortunately we also need to postpone the International Week to a date that will be announced later. We will inform our partner institutions as soon as possible and also contact everyone who have already registered.

 

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 collaborative networks. Metropolia´s Innovation Hubs are the inspiration for the themes of the week.

Themes 

  • Promotion of health and functional capacity
  • Strengthening participation and human agency
  • Promotion and development of entrepreneurship and leadership skills
  • Intelligent, user-oriented solutions and services

We are interested in new research focusing on your specific subject area as well as new pedagogical methods such as e-learning, simulated learning, virtual learning, best practices, educational workshops, ideas for co-creation and collaboration. 

Network opportunities

International Week offers opportunities for project planning, meeting your colleagues and good opportunities to find new partners. We also offer opportunities to deepen current partnerships.

Abstracts and registration

Call for abstracts has finished

Metropolia´s Innovation Hubs are the inspiration for the themes in 2020:

  • Promotion of health and functional capacity
  • Strengthening participation and human agency
  • Promotion and development of entrepreneurship and leadership skills
  • Intelligent, user-oriented solutions and services

Registration is open from 15 February until 31 March 2020

Guest lecturers and faculty members

Metropolia welcomes current and new partners to join the International Week event. If your university has already an Erasmus+ bilateral agreement with Metropolia, you are able to use Erasmus+ programme support for teacher and staff exchange. 

  • Online registration for faculty members 

Visiting students

Metropolia will be able to host max 2 students / institution (max 50 in total). Participants should be nominated by the home university. Please contact your local international coordinator before registration.

  • Online registration for visiting students 

Practicalities

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).

Venue & Programme

Venue

International Week programme takes place at brand new Metropolia Myllypuro campus located in eastern part of Helsinki in Myllypuro.

Address: Myllypurontie 1, 00940 Helsinki.

The easiest way to travel to Myllypuro campus is with Metro (line M2) - direction Mellunmäki, metro station is called Myllypuro. Choose the exit 'A' called 'Orpaanporras' on the Myllypuro metro station to reach the campus.

Programme

The detailed programme will be published after the session topics and presenters have been selected and confirmed.

 

TUESDAY 12 MAY 2020

 

9.00 - 9.30

9.30 - 11.00

 

Registration in main lobby (D-building, 1. floor)

Minna Elomaa-Krapu - Welcome words & introduction to Innovation Hub and HyMy village

Leigh Anne Rauhala - Introduction of the week (practicalities and programme)

Jukka Oksanen - Men's turn

Fiona Bastow - Dramatic Effect 2: This time its student-led

Main lobby, D building     

Auditorium MPA1010      

11.00-11.15

Break

 

11.15 -12.30 

Erza Selmani - Development of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competences Among Health Practitioners

Eija Raatikainen - Educational intervention focused on teaching Qualified Empathy

Mari Heitto - Multidisciplinary internship as a promoter of development partnership

Nadaraja Shamini - Healthcare Professionals Perception towards Hybrid Learning Method and Tradition

Auditorium (MPA1010)   

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch break

   MPA2029, MPA2022 (teachers)

student restaurant (students)

13.30 – 16.00

Parallel workshops


Ulla Vehkaperä - Entrepreneurship education with health and social care students

Mai Salmenkangas - Applying game-based learning to support well-being

Mike Jarrey - WFOT: International Occupational Narrative Database Project

Leigh Anne Rauhala - Urban SOS - A philosophically rooted approach to urban social work

Marian den Daas-Kooimans – “Inclusive Collaboration" Learning from and with each other by applying practical exercises

Niina Pietilä - Missing piece -project: strenghtening work life and participation in it

Maciej Gorecki - Health and health promotion, history and present day

Vivien Swanson - Motivating, Action and Prompting: Behaviour change skills for health care staff

Manfred Pferzinger - How can Design Thinking support students to understand and solve wicked problems (also) in the field of health care?

 

 

 

Get-together at Myllypuro campus

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 13 MAY 2020

 

9-11.45


Occupational Therapy

 

Virve Viljanen (OT, HUS psychiatry): Holistic, Cultural Aspects in Occupational Therapy Assessments

Mike Jarrey:  WFOT- International Occupational Narrative Database Project

Rilind Obertinca & Erza Selmani: Development and international perspectives from Kosovo

Discussion

 

9-15.45


Social Services

 

Eija Raatikainen - Qualified Empathy

Pat Vanhecke - Superdiversity in Europe

Hope Horowitz - Mentoring student in the development of leadership skills and promoting a sense

Elvira Sundukova - social programs for the youth to form a healthy lifestyle

Jukka Oksanen - Men´s turn (workshop)

Hilde Van Lieffering - Promoting social inclusion with the Commons approach (workshop)

Tricia Cleland-Silva - Inclusive learning through digital storytelling

 

9-15.30


Midwifery &

Public Health Nursing

Welcome for the day, Introduction

Thembelihle Ngxongo - Guidelines to facilitate acceptance of student acoucheurs in clinical practice

Metropolia students’ presentation Obstetric violence or abuse during childbirth as a concept. 

Sanna-Mari Manninen - Discussions about sexual and reproductive health by general practitioners in primary care.

Fiona Bastow - Enhancing leadership in healthcare

Leena Hannula - Infant colic, reflexology treatment and parental stress

Parallel workshops (13.00 – 15.30)

Vivien Swanson - Motivation, Action, and Prompting: Behaviour change skills for health care staff

Elena Carrillo-Messa - Individualized positioning support and comfort in newborns. Workshop

Introduction of the Metropolia´s simulation center and HyMy village

 

8.45 - 16.00

Osteopathy

Parallel workshops (8.45-12.00)

Leena Suojanen - Workshop on cranial osteopathy

Manfred Pferzinger - How can Design Thinking support students to understand and solve wicked problems (also) in the field of health care?

Introduction Metropolia´s simulation center and HyMy village (13.00-16.00)

MPB2023

9 - 15.30


Nursing &

Emergency care Nursing

 

Ari-Pekka Åker - NESTLED (Nurse Educator Simulation Based Learning) simulation pedagogy

Introduction and tour to the Metropolia’s Simulation Center and HyMy Village

Guest visitors will introduce their home institution and exchange student and placement possibilities to students (France, Germany, Malawi, Poland, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Zambia) 

 

8.45 - 12.00

 

Physiotherapy

Parallel workshops (8.45-12.00)

Marian den Daas-Kooimans - International collaboration in physiotherapy teaching staff / Pain Management Minor at Rotterdam UAS - International Semester Programme at Metropolia UAS

Manfred Pferzinger - How can Design Thinking support students to understand and solve wicked problems (also) in the field of health care? SXB18S1

Introduction Metropolia´s simulation center and HyMy village (13.00-16.00)

 

Oral Hygiene

Sophie Aa - Dental hygiene student experiences of autonomy, competence and relatedness

Introduction Metropolia´s simulation center and HyMy village

 

Optometry

Introduction Metropolia´s simulation center and HyMy village (9.00-11.00)

 

 

 

THURSDAY 14 MAY 2020

 

9.00-11.00

 

Musical performance

Hope Horowitz - Mentoring students in the development of leadership skills and promoting a sense

Pat Vanhecke - Superdiversity in Europe How migration changes our society

Vivien Swanson - Supporting healthy nutrition in remote places: Ethiopia and St Helena

Anita Ahlstrand - International Innovation Project

Auditorium (MPA1010)

11.00 – 12.00

Poster session

Mari Heitto & Anu Valtonen – In Safe Hands at Home

Päivi Rimpioja - SOHE-bridge, Promoting the employment of immigrants in the Finnish Social and Health Care system

Kari Hyvärinen, Elina Förster & Marjatta Komulainen - Personnel orientation in well-being and work productivity. Productivity Diverse -project results

 

12.00-13.00

Lunch break

MPA2029, MPA2022 (teachers)

student restaurant (students)

13.00 - 14.30
 

Parallel sessions

Nuwan Weerakon - Perception on learning through e-incubator among nursing students

Johannes Gräske - Green Care Farms for Older Persons with Care Dependency

Joelle Regnier -  A New Care Practice For Nursing Students

Beatrice Perel  -  To become competent in educational care

Maria Escriva - Innovative Food. Do you want to participate in our Food Fair?

Tricia Cleland Silva – Inclusive learning through digital storytelling

Students of Masters in Health Promotion: Students’ lessons learned about promoting health, welfare and functional capacity

Hilde Van Lieffering - Promoting social inclusion with the Commons approach

Matinheikki-Kokko K, Liinamo A - Boosting cross-sectoral co-operation for health and wellbeing in the cities

   Auditorium MPA1010

14.30 – 16.00

Closing and feedback for guest lecturers

 

 

Accomodation and other practical information

Accommodation

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

Arrival to Helsinki

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.

The greater Helsinki travel area is divided into four zones, identified by the letters A, B, C and D, spreading out from the center of Helsinki. 

  • Travelling from the airport to Helsinki city center requires ticket covering zones ABC
  • Travelling from the Helsinki city center to Myllypuro campus requires ticket covering zones AB

A day ticket is handy if you make several journeys during one day or several days. You can buy a ticket for 1–7 days (24h, 48j, 72h, 96h, etc.) using the free HSL app available from smartphones or HSL ticket machines. More information about the HSL app is available at www.hsl.fi/en/app. Tickets are not sold in the trains anymore. 

Journey Planner will find you the best the public transportation connections in Helsinki region. The journey planner is available also in HSL app.

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 LineTallink Silja and Finnlines.

Other practical information

Need an invitation letter, Erasmus+ or other official documents to be signed?

Official documents such as Erasmus+ Mobility Agreements and visa invitations are issued and signed by International Coordinators upon request.

Eija Tamminen
International Coordinator
tel. +358 40 5224911
eija.tamminen [at] metropolia.fi

Katariina Alava
International Coordinator
katariina.alava [at] metropolia.fi