Text: Jonna Mielonen-Jumisko

The students of Saimaa University of Applied Sciences (Saimaa UAS) and University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHW-S) gathered together in October at the Skinnarila Campus, Lappeenranta. The joint course of business and IT-students of both universities was about to begin. During the course, the students would solve real business cases given by Finnish and German companies.

In October, students formed the groups and started working with the cases.

“This has been very interesting”, says IT-student Lukas Ziesle.

“Our case is a project work for a web store MyTheresa.com. Our goal is to design a concept of an application for the Chinese market. Our team consists of students from different fields from Finland and Germany. When we put our knowledge together, we get the best result.”

Saimaa UAS and FHW-S have cooperated for years. Still, this kind of courses where students actually work together in joint course have never been arranged before.

There were 11 International Business students from Saimaa UAS who joined the course. Even more would have liked to come, says lecturer Emmi Maijanen.

“Our students have been very motivated.  They really are ready to work in international teams and do this kind of project work.”

During the autumn, the students will continue working in their home universities and keep in touch with the help of social media.

In December, Saimaa UAS students travel to Würzburg to finish the projects. After that. it’s time to present the results fot the German companies and other students as well.

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