International Teacher and Staff Exchange Week at Oulu UAS,   9-13 April 2018

(+ optional one night Post ITSEW Tour, 13-14 April 2018)


Oulu University of Applied Sciences' international Teacher and Staff Exchange Week, ITSEW 2018, 9 - 13 April 2018.



If you missed the opportunity this time, you may consider applying next autumn to ITSEW 2019, 1-5 April 2019.

We also welcome individual teacher and staff exchanges throughout the year. 



For teachers the week offers a possibility to teach as a guest teacher in business, engineering, ICT, health and social care, education, natural resources, media and performing arts. Also teachers of general subjects such as languages, maths etc. are welcome to apply. 

Some subject fields will have more specified teaching topic requests that will be introduced more in detail once the application time is opened. For more information on the teaching and the topics, please follow the Programmes page.

For staff members we offer the opportunity to benchmark support services and exchange ideas with colleagues. We welcome guests to communication services, human resources, IT services together with financial services, international services, library services, student services, quality assurance and research & development.

The programme will be built also on the interests of the applicants. For more information, you may follow the Programmes page.

After a busy week of teaching and networking, you will also have an opportunity to further explore the North and the arctic spring on a one-night post ITSEW tour on 13 – 14 April (at participant's own cost). April is the time to experience the beginning of spring and returning of light after a long winter in Finland. It is warm enough for surviving, but also arctic enough to experience something special.

Oulu UAS has a long tradition in organising international weeks with a great success. As participants of the previous year put it:

“Unforgettable experience in the ice with warm people & the best Erasmus week ever".


There is no participation fee. We expect the participants to cover travel, accommodation and other expenses. Participation is possible in the framework of ERASMUS+ teacher/staff mobility or other mobility. 

We look forward to more than 150 guests and warmly welcome all the old friends and new acquaintances!

Application time
15.11.2017 – 15.1.2018 (priority in the selection is given to the partner university applicants)

For further info:



*Please note that the information on these pages is continuously updated and is subject to changes.*


Dear ITSEW 2018 Guests,

Feel free to use our hashtags #itsew2018 #oamk #oulu in your own updates and posts of the week in the social media channels. In addition, we encourage you to share pictures with the following themes/ hashtags:

#myitsewmoment #myoulumoment #firsttimeever #itsewface #itsewsocks. 

The best pics shared under the above mentioned themes by Thursday 23:59 will be awarded in the closing ceremony.