The River Aura in autumn colours (picture credit: Seilo Ristimäki)

Welcome to Pre-EAIE Partner Day!

Would you like to visit your partner universities in Turku/Åbo, Southwest of Finland, a day prior to the EAIE 2019 Conference in Helsinki?

University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Turku University of Applied Sciences and Novia University of Applied Sciences warmly welcome colleagues and representatives of partner universities worldwide to participate in Pre-EAIE Partner Day 2019 in Turku/Åbo on Monday 23 September 2019!

We would like to offer you a day constisting of:

  • Getting to know the universities in Finland's oldest city.

  • A short guided bus tour of the campus to see where your students study and live.

  • A trip to the nearby picturesque seaside town of Naantali, where you can fresh up by walking along the narrow streets of this charming medieval town or just enjoy the beautiful surroundings in the company of international and Finnish colleagues.

  • Evening reception to meet us.

  • A smoke sauna experience (optional).

  • Relaxing stay at the Spa Hotel Caribia (at your own expense).

  • Free bus transportation (approximately 2 hours) to the EAIE conference on Tuesday 24 September 2019 in the morning.

Interested?

Please contact your partner university and see the preliminary programme below!

The registration for Pre-EAIE Partner Day 2019 in Turku/Åbo is now open!

Register here!

The registration will be open until 31 July 2019. As there is a limited number of places, registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. We welcome a maximum of two attendees per institution. There will be an ongoing acceptance process.

Preliminary Programme

Monday 23 September 2019

9.00 Meeting at Caribia Hotel and a short guided bus tour of the campus to see where your students study and live

10.00 Visitor and Innovation Centre Joki and presentations of the local HEIs

12.00 Lunch at Restaurant Taito (student-run restaurant, lunch offered by the organisers)

14.00 Three possibilities:

  • Take a trip to the picturesque seaside town Naantali!
  • Campus walking tour: Spend a couple of hours with a student guide exploring the highlights of the beautiful campuses. Talk to students and departmental coordinator/staff. Learn more about the university. Enjoy a coffee at a student dining court.
  • Other optional programme.

17.00 at the latest back to the Caribia Hotel

18.00 Departure from the Caribia Hotel

18.30 - 20.00 Turku City Reception in the city centre

Optional free time together with colleagues

Tuesday 24 September 2019

Buses leave to Helsinki in the morning. Times will be confirmed later according to the wishes of the participants.

The Spa Hotel Caribia

We will provide you with a promotion code for the hotel reservation (included in the invitation!). Would you like to arrive already on Saturday 21 September? The same special prices will be offered to you.

Hotel breakfast, spa and gym are included in the price. If case of pre-order, Harmony spa treatments -15 % of the normal prices. The smoke sauna experience offered on Sun 22 Sept and Mon 23 Sept between 5 pm and 8 pm.

Prices

A standard room for one person (18 m2): 98 EUR  / night
A standard room for two persons (18 m2): 108 EUR / night
 

Student Testimonials

Read and see what students have to say about studying and living in Turku!

During the Christmas holiday we talked to the other students of our course, who went abroad for an exchange, and they can't say that everything went as planned. They faced lots of problems with the university and the housing situation and other obstacles along the way, that made Vica, Mike and me realize that we made the right decision when applying for Novia as our exchange year.

Karin, Double Degree student from Hochschule Landshut, Germany

I have been really impressed with my Master’s programme at UTU so far. I can take a wide range of courses as part of my degree, and the regular seminars mean that I have plenty of time to discuss the topics with my tutors and classmates. Student life in Finland is similar to the UK - just a bit colder! It’s still all about making friends, exploring new ideas and getting involved in the campus community.

Jonathon, MA student from the United Kingdom

I chose to come study in Finland, and particularly UniTurku, because of my interest in learning about my Finnish heritage as well as the fact that UniTurku provides highly specialized programs that teach many differing aspects of subjects, and that, unlike many other Asian Studies programs in Europe, the one at UniTurku is a social sciences program and not the traditional classical literature, providing a more multidisciplinary perspective and increased hire-ability after graduation! Though the majority of the year is spent studying rigorously, at UniTurku my peers and I have found comforts in outdoorsy activities, like hiking in Ruissalo and sledding at Impivaaranpuisto, and indoors playing board games while drinking Finnish coffee and the occasional hot chocolate with pastries! 

Milla, MSSc student from the United States

I am currently a first-year student of the International Master's Degree Programme (MDP) in Finnish and Other Finno-Ugric Languages at University of Turku (UTU) in Finland. Since this is the only international MPD provided by UTU where the main language of instruction is Finnish, it is challenging to maintain the status of an international student. However, studying at UTU serves as a unique opportunity to improve my language skills, establish international contacts and expand my knowledge in different fields in a way that I just cannot do in my home country. Moreover, I have the privilege to represent UTU as a Student Ambassador and I am also actively involved in the activities carried out by the international student organization ESN Uni Turku. From my experience, UTU warmly welcomes all the international students by having friendly student tutors, experienced study advisors, helpful international coordinators and a professional teaching staff. Even student organizations are always there to help students settle in Turku and have a successful start of their studies!

Kristaps, MA student from Latvia

As Innovation is increasingly recognized as a vitally important social and economic phenomenon worthy of serious research study, University of Turku is one of the pioneers teaching and training students in Global Innovation Management. The program engages me in theoretical and practical insights of management, entrepreneurship and innovation fields globally, which is significantly important to my career path. It’s my pleasant experience to study at University of Turku. 

Huy, MSc student from Vietnam

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