HAMK Wellbeing International Week - Häme University of applied sciences
HAMK Wellbeing International Week
Häme University of applied sciences
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HAMK Wellbeing
International Week

Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), Hämeenlinna, Finland
February 17th – 21st 2020

We have the pleasure to invite you to the annual Wellbeing International Week, which will be held at Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) in Hämeenlinna, Finland, during February 17th – 21st 2020. The week will be organised by HAMK School of Wellbeing, bringing together lecturers and students of nursing, social work and early childhood education.

We offer you an excellent opportunity to share your expertise, exchange ideas and network with colleagues/students from different countries and disciplines. During the week, the visiting lecturers also have an opportunity to plan future co-operation with HAMK faculty.


The programme of the week


The international week starts with a conference day, which consists of interesting keynotes speeches and break-out sessions on a variety of topics. There will be interesting workshops on Tuesday – Thursday and a joint closing session on Friday.

In addition to the academic programme, you will have an opportunity to engage in fun and relaxing activities both indoors and outdoors and mingle with other participants. February is a perfect time to experience the Finnish winter!

Visiting lecturers


As a guest lecturer, you are invited to deliver a 3-day workshop (approx. 8 hours in all, to meet the Erasmus+ requirement) on a topic suitable for one/any of the target groups: first-year students of early education or social work and third-year students of nursing. We would also appreciate if you could run a 45-minute break-out session as a part of the conference programme on Monday.

A future strategic development area of the School of Wellbeing will be Design and management of smart well-being services, which includes the development of digital well-being services, preparing for and managing crises and critical situations, and promoting cultural well-being. We would be delighted if your workshop or break-out session topic was related to one of the above-mentioned areas.

You are expected to arrange and pay for your accommodation and travel. HAMK offers you a daily lunch and the social programme. As a lecturer from our partner university, you can apply for Erasmus+ funding.

Visiting lecturers, please, enrol through this link by October 31st at the latest. You should give a brief introduction to your topic and indicate possible preferences regarding the target group.

Visiting students


We warmly welcome students from our partner universities to join the Wellbeing International Week. Having received all the teacher registrations, we will publish the confirmed programme and open the student registration. In the meanwhile, you can seize this wonderful opportunity and save the date.

There is no participation fee, but you are expected to arrange and pay for your accommodation and travel.



For visiting lecturers we recommend the local hotels:

Scandic City, Hämeenlinna
Hotel Emilia

For students, there is affordable accommodation available at

SleepInn Finland hostel

More information about the prices etc.

Arrival in Hämeenlinna


For information on how to get to Hämeenlinna from the airport, please check this link.


Further information

Degree Programme in Nursing: marjaana.virtanen@hamk.fi

Degree Programme in Social Services (incl. early education): tuija.jurvanen@hamk.fi