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International Week of Centria UAS

Our International Week is an opportunity for our partners to visit our main campus in Kokkola, Finland and get to know our fields of study. The event will focus on different aspects of global challenges and how we could solve them.

Happy students posing in front of snowy campus

12.3.2024 – 14.3.2024

Centria University of Applied Sciences, Talonpojankatu 2, Kokkola, Finland

There will be interesting lectures and presentations, and you will have the possibility to meet Centria teachers and staff members to strengthen the cooperation between our institutions. We hope to have many interesting discussions along with sharing insights and ideas with fellow-minded people!


  • 10.00–12.00 Opening of the International Week (Amphi)
  • 13.00–14.00 Media Responsibility and the Importance of Media Criticism in an Age of Global Crises (Amphi)
    • Media Researcher Mikko Hautakangas
  • 14.10–15.10 KEYNOTE: Internationalization as a vehicle for societal transformation (Amphi)
    • Professor Jonas Stier, Mälardalen University
  • 15.15–16.00 Challenges & Possibilities of AI: H
    • RDI Expert Sergei Alekseev, Centria UAS

  • 9.00–10.00 Examples of best practices and experiences in organizing BIP courses (Amphi)
    • Head of Degree programmes Pirjo Forss-Pennanen and Vesa Nuorva, Centria UAS
  • 10.15–10.35 Hydrogen economy – hype or not (Amphi)
    • Principal Lecturer Aki Suokko, Centria UAS
  • 10.40–11.10 Centria RDI in brief
    • Director, RDI Marko Forsell, Centria UAS
  • 11.15–12.00 Campus tour
  • 13.00–15.00 Hydrogen – the missing piece in the energy transition puzzle (Amphi)
    • Lecturer Oscar Grooten, Hanze University of Applied Sciences
  • 15.15–16.00 Centria
    • Prof. Dr. Katrin Dziergwa, HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences (participates remotely)
    • Lecturer Heikki Ahonen, Centria UAS
    • RDI specialist Johanna Hautamäki, Centria UAS

  • 9.00–11.00 Mechanics – strength of materials (Classroom 156)
    • Prof. Dr. Eng. Volker Siegismund, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Mosbach Campus Bad Mergentheim
  • 10.00–11.30 The effects of war on international trade & the effectiveness of sanctions (Amphi)
    • Professor Kristina Avramchenko, Universidad CEU San Pablo
  • 11.30–12.00 Sharing exchange experiences (Amphi)
    • Centria students
  • 12.00–13.30 Closing ceremony (Amphi)

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