The International Week of Savonia UAS will be arranged on 22 – 26 February 2021. The theme of the week will be Human Security.

The core of the week is to strengthen the idea how higher education can inspire and promote global responsibility among staff and students as well as in surrounding communities. Human Security is the underlying theme of the Savonia UAS mission.

Higher education institutions have an important role to raise global awareness and respond to global challenges through both education and research & development activities. International week offers a platform for launching new co-operative initiatives and developing together new project ideas.

Subthemes of the week

  • RDI projects enhancing human security
  • Student involvement in creating human security
  • Mobility programmes supporting global awareness
  • Multidisciplinary approach to creating global citizenship (curricula, learning methods etc.)

For whom?

The Savonia International Week is open for members of teaching, RDI, administrative or support services staff of our partner universities. You also have a possibility to share your experiences and best practices in creating good life in the workshops of the week. In case your university is not a Savonia partner university you can still join our week by paying the participation fee.

Teaching and / or personalized programme

In addition to taking part in our workshops, we encourage you to give visiting lectures to our students on your field of expertise. Alternatively we can organize alternative programs, such as job shadowing, according to your wishes. During the week, you can set-up your own meetings to co-operate or do project planning with Savonia UAS staff. Your participation in the week can be recognized as Erasmus+ staff (or teacher) mobility.

Side activities

You can also enhance your personal well-being by participating in our exciting free time activities e.g. ultimate sauna experience (with some ice swimming naturally) or a natural ice skating event during the Finland Ice Marathon, enjoying the local delights served in our student restaurant and a music-theatre concert inspired by well-known musicals.