International Week in Health Care, Rehabilitation and Social Services

 @ Metropolia, 12 - 14 May 2020

 

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. Please send us your abstract for oral presentations, posters or workshops suitable for but not limited to multi-professional student groups.

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 open until 31 January 2020

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

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. Please send us your abstract for oral presentations, posters or workshops suitable for but not limited to multi-professional student groups.rnational Week's website .

Registration 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 (opens on 15 February)

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 (opens on 15 February)

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 (TBA)

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. The campus is right next to the metro station.

Programme

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

Tuesday
12 May

 

Wednesday    
13 May

 

 

Thursday 
14 May

 

 

 

 

 
   

Accommodation 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 Line, Tallink Silja and Finnlines.

Other practical information

Erasmus and other official documents

Erasmus and other official documents

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

Katariina Alava
International Coordinator
tel. +358 40 6533345
katariina.alava@metropolia.fi

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.

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