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International Staff Exchange Week

International Staff Training Week is a week organised by the International Office of the University of Turku and it includes two tracks: It is open for the colleagues from our partner universities and for the colleagues working with doctoral education.


International Staff Training Week will be organized 3.-7.6.2019

We cordially invite our colleagues for the International Staff Training Week - staff training. It is a week organised by International Office and the Graduate School (UTUGS) of the University of Turku. There will be two tracks. The first track is mainly aimed at our colleagues from International offices and is open for the colleagues from our partner universities (max. 2 participants/partner). The main purpose of this event is to widen and strengthen the cooperation with our partner institutions, to facilitate networking, to share experiences and best practices. The preliminary programme can be found here. Please note that the programme is subject to change.

There will be another track for the staff working with doctoral education who will have some separate programme and some shared programme together with the colleagues from the International Offices. This track will share good practices in doctoral education. We will present some good practices of the Graduate School and the Doctoral Programmes in the University of Turku, such as the digitalisation and supporting early career researchers. The participants of this track are also asked to present one good practice in doctoral education from their home institution. The programme of the doctoral track can be found here. Programme for Monday, Thursday and Friday is the same as for the colleagues of the international offices.

The upcoming International week will be full of sessions and workshops as well as social events. There will also be a one day excursion to our Pori Campus.

There is no participation fee but participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodation etc. costs.


We are looking forward to receiving your application and meeting you in Turku!



How to travel to Turku?

There are several ways to travel to Turku. You'll find more information on the different options here.


You can find a list of recommended hotels below, but you are free to choose from any. Please make the reservations by yourself.

In order to book a room at the special price mentioned below, please contact the hotel directly via e-mail or phone and do not use internet booking agencies (as or

Hotel quotas have been reserved from the hotels mentioned below.
Please make the reservations by yourself, and use the reservation code mentioned.

Original Sokos Hotel Wiklund
Street address: Eerikinkatu 11, 20100 Turku
Tel: +358 2 337 3800

Standard single: 119€ /night
Standard twin: 129€/night

Reservation code: “UTUStaffWeek2019”, reservations latest by May 20.

Scandic Julia
Street address:Eerikinkatu 4, 20100 Turku
Tel: +358 2 336 000

Standard single: 118€ /night
Standard twin: 138€/night

Reservation code: “UTUStaffWeek2019”, reservations latest by May 13.

Centro Hotel
Street address: Yliopistonkatu 12a, 20100 Turku
Tel:+358 2 2118100

Standard single: 100€ /night
Standard twin: 119€/night

Reservation code: “UTUStaffWeek2019”, reservations latest by April 29.

Other hotels in Turku:


Holiday Club Caribia

Street address: Kongressikuja 1, FI-20540 Turku


Tel: +358 30 6874 000


Hotel Helmi (Hotel Helmi is situated next to the bus station)

Street address: Tuureporinkatu 11, FI-20100 Turku


Tel: +358 20 786 2770


Hostel S/S Borea (a Ship restored to a hostel)
Street address: Aura River, Linnankatu 72, FI-20100 Turku

Tel. +358 40 843 661



How to apply?

The application period for our Staff Week was open 1.2.-31.3.2019. For applicants who apply for the International Office track, the application includes a short video. Please upload a short video introducing you, your working position and tasks and your Institution (maximum duration 1 minute). You can easily shoot with a mobile phone and upload online directly at Seafile cloud storage Uploading the video is mandatory. The introduction videos will be used as part of the introduction round in the first day.

Applicants who work with doctoral education and apply for the doctoral education track are asked to share a good practice of their home institution they would like to present for the other participants during the staff week.


Contact information

If you have questions regarding the International Office track, please contact us at utu-staff-week(at) For questions about the doctoral education track, please contact Ms. Mirkka Ruotsalainen, mirkka.ruotsalainen(at)