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  1. 1. DiscoverNewOpportunities
  2. 2. Discover Finland
    • Distinctive seasonal variations
      • Nightless nights and midnight sun during the summer
      • Polar nights and northern lights during the winter
    • Unspoiled nature
      • The land of the thousand lakes
      • Vast archipelago
      • Verdant forests
  3. 3. Discover Finns
    • The harsh conditions in which the Finns live have made them tough and unyieldingbut dont let first impressions fool you. Once you get to know them better you will see them as warm, easy going and honest people
    • 5,2 million, mainly living in urban areas
    • Two official languages
      • Finnish (92%)
      • Swedish (5,5%)
  4. 4. The Finnish educational system
    • The higher education system comprises
    • universities and universities of applied
    • sciences (UAS). The admission requirement
    • for both is a secondary general or vocational
    • diploma.
    • Universities, which are scientific or artistic
    • institutions, focus on research and education
    • based on research. They confer Bachelor's,
    • Master's, licentiate and doctoral degrees.
    • Universities of applied sciences offer work-related
    • education in response to labour market needs.
    • A bachelors degree requires 3.5 - 4.5 years of
    • full-time study. The requirement for Master's
    • programmes is a UAS degree or equivalent,
    • plus a minimum of three years of work
    • experience in the field concerned.
    Basic education Upper secondary schools Vocational education and training Bachelors degree Bachelors degree Universities Universities of Applied Sciences Masters degree Masters degree Doctors degree Working life Working life
  5. 5. Discover Turku
    • Living city with lots of students
      • Interesting attractions
      • Extensive variety of leisure time activities
      • Festivals and many other events
      • Vibrant nightlife
    • 175,000 inhabitants, ca. 20% students
  6. 6. Discover TUAS
    • One of the largest universities of applied sciences in Finland
    • Multidisciplinary
      • 7 fields of study and 37 degree programmes
      • 10 degree programmes leading to a Masters Degree
  7. 7. Locations and faculties
    • Life Sciences and Business
    • Well-being Services
    • Arts Academy
    • Technology, Environment and Business
    • Health Care
    • Telecommunication ande-Business
    • Development and Administration
      • Administrative Services
      • Educational Services
      • Innovation Services
  8. 8. TUAS faculties in Turku Life Sciences and Business Well-being Services Well-being Services Health Care Arts Academy Technology, Environment and Business Telecommunication and e-Business
  9. 9. TUAS international activities
    • Over 200 international partners
    • Emphasis on Baltic Sea area and Europe
    • Cooperation also in Asia, Americaand Africa
    • Student and staff mobility
    • International cooperation for curriculum development
    • Joint degree programmes
    • International R&D project cooperation
    • Internationalisation at home
      • Teaching in English
      • Focus on language trainingand cultural competence
  10. 10. Student services
    • Theres no tuition fee for degree students but you have to buy all the books and accessories yourself
    • Turun Ylioppilaskylsti TYS offers cheap housing
      • Single rooms and shared apartments at monthly rent around 200-300 euros
      • More info atwww.tys.fi
    • Restaurants nearby school offer affordable lunches for students
    • Public transportation also gives discount to students
  11. 11. Activities for incoming students
    • Finnish language course
      • Learn basics of local language
    • Get Finternational course
      • Increase your knowledge of intercultural issues and the Finnish society
    • Student tutoring
      • Get a personal tutor to help you on your arrival and introduce you to the Finnish way of life
    • Friendship programme
      • Meet local people and get a better picture of their normal life
  12. 12. Student associations
    • TUO, student union of Turku University of Applied Sciences
      • Support organisation that represents the students and their interests
      • More atwww.opiskelijakunta.net
    • TUAS associations for foreign students
      • Organizes student parties and other events during school year
      • International Action Club, IAC
        • See more athttp://iac.tuas.fi
      • Salo International Students, SIS
        • More info athttp:// ixos.turkuamk.fi / sis /
    • In addition, almost every field of study has its own subsociety
      • For example Turun Insinriopiskelijat,TIO ry for engineering students
  13. 13. Life Sciences and Business
    • The learning environment at Life Sciences
    • and Business faculty is shaped by
    • internationally oriented study programmes
    • which combine life sciences, business and
    • ICT.
    • The objective of the faculty is to educate
    • Bachelors of Engineering and
    • Bachelors/Masters of Business
    • Administration, specializing either in
    • Business or IT,for the needs of local
    • companies, industry and R&D activities.
  14. 14. Life Sciences and Business
    • Biotechnology and Food Technology
    • Laboratory Technology
    • Business Information Technology
    • Business
    • International Business (in English)
    • Entrepreneurship and Business(Masters Degree)
    • Location : Turku
    • www.tuas.fi / lifesciencesandbusiness
  15. 15. Well-being Services
    • The faculty of Well-being Services gives
    • students the skills and competence needed in
    • social services and individuals everyday
    • well-being.
    • Elements of the studies are theoretical
    • education, work placement, project work and
    • thesis project. All these elements create a
    • continuous link between education and
    • working life.
    • Students are encouraged to customer-oriented
    • work, ethically sustainable activities, ncreasing
    • comprehensive well-being and giving an
    • opportunity to fulfill themselves.
  16. 16. Well-being Services
    • Physiotherapy
    • Beauty Care
    • Business
    • Hospitality Management
    • Social Services
    • Business Information Technology
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Hospitality Management (Masters Degree)
    • Social Services (Masters Degree)
    • Rehabilitation (Masters Degree)
    • Locations: Turku, Loimaa
    • www.tuas.fi / well-beingservices
  17. 17. Arts Academy
    • In the field of arts education, the Arts
    • Academy provides an interesting and wide
    • selection of specializations within its 4 main
    • programmes.
    • The variety of art fields represented allows
    • creative collaboration between programmes
    • in cross artistic productions and co-operation.
    • The Arts Academy is an active partner in and
    • promoter of art life in the Turku region by
    • organizing concerts, exhibitions and
    • performances.
  18. 18. Arts Academy
    • Performing Arts
    • Fine Arts
    • Music
    • Communication and Media Arts
    • Locations: Turku
    • www.tuas.fi / artsacademy
  19. 19. Technology, Environment and Business
    • The faculty of Technology, Environment and
    • Business offers 12 different degree
    • programmes. This gives to the students plenty
    • of possibilities for elective cross-disciplinary
    • studies.
    • The studies include various types of project
    • work and real-life business assignments.
    • Students are strongly encouraged to