Saimaa Calling – International week “Creating truly international higher education communities”

Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Lappeenranta, Finland 1. – 5.10.2018

Dear partner of the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences,

It is our pleasure to invite your teaching and non-teaching staff to participate our annual International Week “Saimaa calling”. Our international week has been a tradition for many years. During the week many leaders and professionals of higher education are networking in the workshops on topical themes.

To excel your knowledge and skills in higher education join like-minded colleagues on the beautiful campus of Saimaa University of Applied Sciences in the beginning of October, 2018. Beyond the topical presentations, you will have many opportunities to share experiences with peers from a wide range of higher education institutions. Traditionally the seminar brings together participants that are open to sharing new ideas and best practices among colleagues.

This year the highlights are:

  • Creating truly international higher education communities
  • Integrating international students
  • New trends in digital teaching
  • Job shadowing – sharing best practices for academic and non-academic staff

The Saimaa Calling International Week is ideal for leaders, teachers and administrative staff in higher education. The participation of teachers and non-teaching staff can be combined with existing exchange programs and their funding criteria. If you are a lecturer, we look forward to you bringing your expertise to the teaching sessions on the international week. The topics of lectures are to be connected to some of the five fields at Saimaa UAS: Technology, Business Administration, Tourism and Hospitality, Fine Arts, Health Care and Social Services or Languages and Intercultural Communication.

There is no fee for the international week, but participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation expenses. The international week can be included in the Erasmus+ programme.

The international week will take place on the campuses in Lappeenranta and Imatra – Join the memorable international week by the beautiful lake Saimaa!

We are welcoming you and your colleagues to join our week!


Anneli Pirttilä
Merja Heino
Vice Rector