Nursing student Elias Kallio won Queen Silvia Nursing Award of 2015
Tampere University of Applied Sciences’ nursing student Elias Kallio was selected for Queen Silvia Nursing Award scholar of 2015 in Finland.
The award was granted for the second time in Finland to a nursing student with a fresh idea on development of elderly care.
Elias Kallio was awarded for his idea on an internet site to reduce elderly people’s loneliness.
The jury consisting of cooperation partner representatives justified its unanimous decision as follows:
Elias’ internet site connects elderly people, volunteers, service providers and others working with elderly people in a new way. The idea is through thought, realisable and has commercial potential. Elias is interested in working with elderly people and developing it and his competence, which makes him a good representative for the award and an excellent role model for other nursing students.
23-year-old Elias Kallio studies nursing at Tampere University of Applied Sciences and will graduate in spring 2016. Elias comes from Kempele and already became interested in nursing during the secondary school and plans to continue his studies in a university. Elias’ aim is to affect nursing culture and in future he wants for example to develop elderly people’s services or work with health care digitalisation issues.
A unique health care learning environment is being built at the University of Tampere’s Kauppi Campus next to Tampere University Hospital. The unique learning environment will be introduced in 2016. In future, medicine and health care students as well as health care professionals will practise their skills together.
TAMK´s Floworks awarded with European Centre of Excellence quality certificate
TAMK´s e-learning development and support function Floworks has been awarded with international European Centre of Excellence quality certificate on 20.1.2015, granted by the European network for the integration of Web2.0 in education and work.
Finnish higher education received the top score in a survey made by StudyPortals during the academic year 2013-2014. The survey established how international students value European higher education. Tampere University of Applied Sciences was among the top three Finnish HEIs.
The plans for Tampere to become the home of a new, multidisciplinary university, which enjoys an international reputation and responds to the needs of society, industry and the labour market through research and education, have taken a step forward. The Boards of Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tampere University of Technology and the University of Tampere decided on Monday, 25 May, to continue the process towards the establishment of a new university in Tampere.
Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) will start cooperation to provide aviation technology education in both HEIs from autumn 2015. The new implementation model of the education will open a special study path which is something new and unique in the whole of Europe.
Principal Lecturer Nina Kilkku to general secretary of European psychiatric nurses organisation
TAMK’s Principal Lecturer Nina Kilkku was re-elected to the board and general secretary of European psychiatric nurses organisation Horatio for the next three years.
Jenni Lax was graduate number 10,000
TAMK’s number of graduates crossed 10,000 at the end of September. Jenni Lax, who graduated from the Degree Programme in Business Administration, was positively surprised when hearing that she was the graduate number 10,000.