Inter­na­tio­na­li­ty

Inter­na­tio­na­li­sa­tion is col­la­bo­ra­tion and team play!

Inter­na­tio­na­li­ty is pre­sent in all ope­ra­tions of Kare­lia Uni­ver­si­ty of Applied Science (UAS). Inter­na­tio­na­li­ty embeds educa­tion, staff and stu­dent com­pe­tences deve­lop­ment, research and deve­lop­ment actions as well as exper­ti­se ser­vices. Besi­des mobi­li­ty, inter­na­tio­na­li­sa­tion inclu­des joint cur­ricu­lum deve­lop­ment, research and deve­lop­ment pro­jects, glo­bal educa­tion ser­vices, immi­grant work and com­pe­tence development.

Kare­lia UAS is very acti­ve in the inter­na­tio­nal are­na, par­tici­pa­ta­ting e.g. in the Eras­mus+, Nordplus, NPA and FIRST pro­gram­mes. To men­tion some notable refe­rences, Kare­lia UAS coor­di­na­tes Eras­mus+ Know­led­ge Alliance pro­ject ERDI and Stra­te­gic Part­ners­hip pro­ject ECMT+. Pro­jects are an impor­tant mean to sup­port stra­te­gic inter­na­tio­na­li­sa­tion of Kare­lia UAS.

Inter­na­tio­nal ope­ra­tions aim at strengt­he­ning both the pro­fes­sio­nal and trans­ver­sal com­pe­tences of stu­dents and staff, pro­vi­ding  inter­na­tio­nal aspects to cur­ricu­lum deve­lop­ment, inc­rea­sing com­pe­ti­ti­vi­ness, and sup­por­ting the busi­nes­ses in the region.

Exc­han­ge stu­dies and traineeships

Kare­lia UAS has more than 100 part­ner ins­ti­tu­tions in 25 dif­fe­rent count­ries. Eve­ry year about 160 stu­dents from Kare­lia UAS are eit­her stu­dying or doing prac­tical trai­ning abroad and about 120 inter­na­tio­nal stu­dents are stu­dying or doing prac­tical trai­ning at Kare­lia UAS. Kare­lia UAS offers cour­ses and modu­les for inco­ming exc­han­ge stu­dents and sup­port in fin­ding place­ments. Find more infor­ma­tion for inco­ming Exc­han­ge Stu­dents.

Out­going stu­dents will gain more infor­ma­tion and sup­port about their pos­si­bi­li­ties for stu­dent and trai­nee exc­han­ges and other ways to inter­na­tio­na­li­se them­sel­ves from the inter­na­tio­nal coor­di­na­tor of their stu­dy field. Stu­dies comple­ted abroad are ful­ly cre­di­ted into the degree at Kare­lia UAS.

» Euro­pean Policy Statement

» Eras­mus Char­ter for Hig­her Educa­tion 2014–2020

» Kare­lia Infor­ma­tion sheet 2020–21

Educa­tion in English

Bac­he­lor’s degree pro­gram­mes Inter­na­tio­nal Busi­ness and Industrial Mana­ge­ment are offe­red comple­te­ly in English. More infor­ma­tion about the applica­tion proce­du­re is avai­lable at: studyinfo.fi.

Inter­na­tio­na­li­sa­tion at home

Beco­ming inter­na­tio­nal does not always requi­re stu­dents tra­vel­ling abroad – per­so­nal bar­riers can be many, star­ting from fami­ly and work situa­tions. Kare­lia UAS offers plen­ty of pos­si­bi­li­ties to go inter­na­tio­nal at home during the studies.

For more information:

Head of Internationalisation

Dr Lii­sa Timo­nen
liisa.timonen@karelia.fi
+358 50 5913397

Head of Educa­tion (Inter­na­tio­na­li­sa­tion of Education)

Ms Ulla Asi­kai­nen
ulla.asikainen@karelia.fi
+358 50 5234355

Inter­na­tio­nal Rela­tions Coordinators

Ms San­na Jes­ka­nen
sanna.jeskanen@karelia.fi
+358 50 4622478

Ms Kat­rii­na Kor­ho­nen
katriina.korhonen@karelia.fi
+358 50 5855146