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1 The 1 st International Week "Building the bridge between the continents" at Ural Federal University in Ekaterinburg, Russia on Studying in Laurea UAS and especially in it´s Hyvinkää campus Erkki Saari (Dr. Soc. Sc.) Senior lecturer, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Hyvinkää campus

2 2 Finnish Education System The Finnish education system consists of pre-school education, comprehensive school, post-comprehensive general and vocational education, higher education and adult education. Higher education is provided by 16 academic universities and 25 universities of applied sciences. Source: Ministry of Education and Culture. Laurea University of Applied Sciences

3 3 Laurea – Prime Mover Laurea is a research-oriented and developmental university of applied sciences that produces new competence. Website: Laurea University of Applied Sciences

4 4 Laurea Hyvinkää campus and other Laurea´s campuses Laurea Hyvinkää campus is the northmost campus of Laurea´s campuses. It´s located In Hyvinkää town around 60 kilometers north of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Laurea University of Applied Sciences

5 5 Operating environment of Laurea Laurea operates in the Greater Helsinki Metropolitan Area, which produces approximately 50 % of Finland´s gross domestic product. In its operating environment, Laurea is specializing in service innovations and focusing on regional development of the metropolitan area. Laurea´s strategic intent 2015 In 2015 Laurea will be an internationally acknowledged university of applied sciences specializing in future expertise and regional development in the metropolitan area. Laurea University of Applied Sciences

6 6 The values and focus areas of Laurea Values Sense of community Social responsibility Creativity Focus areas Service operations Nursing expertise and ability to cope at home Safety and social responsibility Laurea University of Applied Sciences

7 7 Laurea is a networked, multi-disciplinary and international promoter of students’ professional growth Laurea offers 17 Bachelor's Degree Programmes and 14 Master's Degree Programmes. Students can supplement their basic studies with optional studies from any other degree programme, in order to build their desired career paths. At Laurea, each student participates in genuine project partnerships with companies and organizations. Close cooperation with the world of work makes studying at Laurea creative, comprehensive and experiential. Laurea University of Applied Sciences

8 8 Laurea Hyvinkää – A campus of innovative learning environments Laurea Hyvinkää campus is an innovative learning environment with circa 1200 students. It trains in its Bachelor degree programmes experts in nursing, social services and ‎ business administration. It also offers Master degree programmes in health care, social services and business administration. ‎ Laurea University of Applied Sciences

9 9 Learning by Developing Laurea Hyvinkää campus has ‎ advanced  teaching methods and  a multidisciplinary network of employer contacts, international partners, development ‎ projects and innovative learning environments that support the students´ development into experts and that generate ‎ competence for developing the private, public and third sectors. ‎ Laurea University of Applied Sciences

10 10 Degree programme (B.A.) in Social Services 1/2 In Degree programme in social services students learn about the working environment, customers, working methods and development of social services. Studies emphasize in  mental health clients, substance abusers and crisis work  preventing the marginalization and guiding social work  early childhood education. In their work bachelors of social services support different aged people, families and communities. Social worker who works as an educator or mentor contributes especially to the welfare of children and young people for example in day care centers, child welfare institutions or as a family Laurea University of Applied Sciences

11 11 Degree programme (B.A.) in Social Services 2/2 worker. Social worker working in rehabilitation or social support on the other hand supports the elderly, disabled or immigrants. Graduates can become qualified kindergarten teachers by completing 60 credits of studies in early childhood education and social pedagogy In next two slides I present the contents of two courses in the Degree programme in Social Services that exchange students will be able to complete in english in Laurea Hyvinkää campus as from academic year 2014–2015. It´s possible that there can come some changes in them but only that kind which will not change them totally. Laurea University of Applied Sciences

12 12 Child welfare (10 ects, online course) Having completed the study unit the student is able to  understand the principles and stipulations of Children's Rights Agreement and Finnish Child Welfare Act.  know Finnish child welfare services system and practices.  know latest statistics involving child welfare. o It is also possible to do topics above concerning student´s own country.  support children and families in different circumstances.  evaluate the interest of the child.  use various child welfare methods. o Early intervention, preventive and rehabilitation methods. Laurea University of Applied Sciences

13 13 Multicultural social work (10 ects) Having completed the study unit the student is able to  recognize how individual´s own cultural background effects to her/his values.  analyze cultural assimilation process and how it effects to the development of national and cultural identity.  analyze cultural structures and processes that cause inequality and marginalization.  find ways to function in a multicultural working environment.  use various kinds of methods and techniques of community work. Laurea University of Applied Sciences

14 14 More information about Laurea Hyvinkää If you are interested of studying in or cooperating with Laurea Hyvinkää unit you find more information of us by visiting our websites and by contacting us. Our contact information are Director Seija Paasovaara, tel (0) Development Managers Päivi Marjanen, tel (0) and Arja-Helena Meronen, tel (0) Student Affairs Officers ​ Sirpa Antila, tel.+358 (0) , ​ Ritva Rauhalinna, tel. ​ +358 (0) , Tuovi Reijonen, tel +358 (0) , ​ Nina Vilander (Assistant, P2P), tel. ​​ +358 (0) ​ Building Superintendent Jari Korhonen, tel (0) addresses are in form: Laurea University of Applied Sciences

15 15 More information about studying in Laurea If you are interested of studying in Laurea you find more information by visiting our Studies-websites and by contacting especially following of our international contact persons Director Arja Majakulma: Support for student and staff internationalisation (including international mobility, internationalisation at home, studies in English, guidance for foreign students), tel (0) Planning Officer Anna Dunder: Student/teacher exchange and placements – Bachelor/Master of Health Care, Beauty Care, Social Services, tel (0) addresses are in form: Laurea University of Applied Sciences


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