International Staff Week

Metropolia will not organise a Staff Week in 2019, due to involvement in the arrangements of EAIE Helsinki

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: 120 €

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



Please note that the Staff Week is for administrative colleagues from Metropolia's current partner institutions only. The application deadline is 31 March 2018. We are not able to consider late applications or applications from non-partner institutions.

Please have a photo of you ready to be included in the application form: photos will be used in the participant list, which helps in getting to know fellow Staff Week participants.

We will inform all applicants of the outcome and send further information of the week to the selected participants by 6 April. We do not recommend to make any travel arrangements before that as we might not be able to accept all applicants.

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

Anna-Liisa Auramo.
Marika Antikainen.

Practical details

Anna-Liisa Auramo
tel: +358 40 356 3775
anna-liisa.auramo metropolia fi

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
tel: +358 40 681 1244
marika.antikainen metropolia fi

Fee Payment

The participation fee is 120 € and to be paid by 30 April 2018. Please make the payment by bank transfer.

Please make bank transfer to: 

Metropolia UAS
Danske Bank
IBAN  Account No: FI4580001971273918
Reference: International Staff Week 2018, Name of Participant/s
Reference number: 7054

Tax ID of Metropolia: FI20945511

The participants are expected to cover their costs for travel, accommodation and daily expenses independently from their own funds, e.g. Erasmus+ Staff Mobility or other funds.

Please note, that participation fee is non-refundable.


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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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