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Teacher and Staff Exchange

Laurea is actively internationalising its teaching and administrative staff along side other international educational missions. We collaborate with our global partner institutions and organisations resulting in variety of international activities. Laurea welcomes teachers and staff members to visit, brainstorm new international teaching methods and to plan future co-operation.

Staff Mobility

Participation in international exchanges and projects forms part of Laurea's pedagogical, regional development, RDI and service activities. Laurea strives to cooperate with its partner institutions by planning and implementing themes, projects and other elements jointly.  About 350 Laurea staff members go on exchanges to partner institutions, conferences and projects every year and Laurea receives around 170 visitors from the partner institutions annually.

Teacher exchange is one form of staff mobility. Laurea's lecturers visit partner institutions to teach, and Laurea receives lecturers from partner institutions. Teaching can be part of for example a jointly build study unit or an intensive study programme. Non-teaching staff members from e.g. e-learning development, library services and international affairs visit partner institutions to benchmark and develop their field of work and in turn welcome their colleagues from partner institutions for visits at Laurea.

If you are interested in coming to Laurea on a teaching or staff visit please contact the planning officers. Laurea organizes an international week every spring which is open for teachers and other staff from Laurea's partner institutions to participate.

Here is a Guidebook (pdf) for our international visitors, which shows the different campuses and some practicalities in Laurea and in Finland.

Laurea's international partner institutions for mobility can be viewed in SoleMove system or in the world map below. 

International week 2023

Laurea's International Week for staff will be organised on 20th until 24th of March, 2023.

More information will be given on our event page 


Previous International Events

Laurea Pre-EAIE Partner Day 2019

Laurea's Pre-EAIE (European Association for International Education Conference) Partner Day was held on the 23rd of September 2019 at Laurea Leppävaara campus, in the city of Espoo. We had 27 staff members visiting us from 20 universities and universities of applied sciences.

The day consisted of opening words given by vice president Katri Ojasalo, presenting Laurea's degree programmes, lunch at Flow and Nuuksio National Park hike and barbecue.

An article was published on the topic, you can read more about The Partner Day here.

Laurea's Pre-EAIE Partner Day in Nuuksio


Laurea International Week 2019 -  Everyday Innovations

Laurea International Week 2019 was organised and held at the campus of Tikkurila (in the city of Vantaa), on 25th - 29th March 2019. The week was open for both teaching and non-teaching staff from Laurea´s partner institutions.

We offered a common programme and networking opportunities for all participants as well as classes for teaching staff and workshops for non-teaching staff.

Here are individual programmes for teaching (pdf) and non-teaching (pdf) staff.

We offered an opportunity to publish an article at Laurea Journal, which is an online magazine that features articles and blog texts for a professional audience. There you can find some articles written during and after the International Week.

  • Images from International Week 2019 


    Jouni Koski in the opening ceremony


    International guests introducing themselves during the opening ceremony


    Dinner at Laurea


    International guests during the week


    International guest during the week


    International guests during the week


    Some members of the International Affairs' team


    The multisensory room at Laurea


    An event during the International Week


    Laurea staff and international guests


Laurea International Week 2018  - Going global in the digital era

Laurea International Week 2018 was organised on the campuses of Leppävaara and Otaniemi (in the city of Espoo) April 16th - 20th, 2018. The week was open for both teaching and non-teaching staff participants from Laurea's partner institutions.

We have gathered pictures from the Laurea IW 2018 on this video, enjoy!

International Week 2018