Vaasa International Talents - City of Vaasa

Period: 31.08.2020 - 31.12.2022

Innehåll: Five higher education institutions in Vaasa - University of Vaasa, VAMK University of Applied Sciences, Novia University of Applied Sciences, Åbo Akademi University, and Hanken School of Economics – offer degree programmes in English, which attract students from practically all corners of the world. During the academic year 2020-2021 around 700 international students are studying for a degree in Vaasa. Many of these students want to stay in the region after graduation, but the lack of e.g. personal networks makes it many times difficult for them to find a job. On the other hand, many reports show that one major obstacle for the growth and internationalisation of companies and organisations is the lack of needed competencies. At the same time, the competition for the best talents is harsh and global.The project “Vaasa International Talents”, in close cooperation with Talent Coastline (ELY Centre and TE Office), wants to make the untapped potential of international degree students in Vaasa visible and through different pilot activities connect students with the region’s companies and other actors. Partial funding of internships for a certain number of students will be available thanks to the support from the City of Vaasa, as will also other types of support and guidance to both employers and students. The aim is, together with the region’s actors, to co-create activities that work for the Ostrobothnian region, and thereby to develop tools which in the long term meet the needs for competent labour force. Website: www.vaasainternationaltalents.fiContacts: Novia UAS, Integration Coordinator Pia JüngerNovia UAS, Business Developer Anna-Karin JanssonUniversity of Vaasa, Specialist Sami IlomäkiVAMK University of Applied Sciences, Head of International Affairs Tuija TammiÅbo Akademi University, Coordinator Anita SundmanHanken School of Economics, Planning Officer Ann-Christine HemmingRead more: 700 International students a resource for our region https://www.novia.fi/novialia/kolumner/pia-juenger-och-anna-karin-jansson-700-international-students-a-resource-for-our-regionVaasa International Talents has been launched https://www.novia.fi/om-oss/om-novia/for-media/nyheter/vaasa-international-talents-has-been-launchedhttps://www.novia.fi/novialia/kolumner/essa-mangfald-bland-arbetskamraterna-gor-oss-mer-effektiva-och-kreativa

Fokusområde: Interprofessionell hälsa och välfärd

Campus: Vasa Wolffskavägen 31

Finansiärer: City of Vaasa

Projektägare: Novia UAS

Samarbetspartners: University of Vaasa, VAMK University of Applied Sciences, Åbo Akademi University, and Hanken School of Economics

Projektledare: Pia Jünger

Samarbetspartners: University of Vaasa, VAMK University of Applied Sciences, Åbo Akademi University, and Hanken School of Economics


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