International Teacher and Staff Exchange Week at Oulu UAS, 3-7 April 2017

Oulu University of Applied Sciences welcomed 146 international guest teachers and staff members to an International Teacher and Staff Exchange Week (ITSEW), 3 – 7 April 2017.  It's time to say a big kiitos - thank you to all the guests and their hosts!

You can relive some of the moments of the week in the photo gallery and also recheck some of the session materials!




International Teacher and Staff Exchange Week 9 - 13 April 2018

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

Further information will be released in September 2017 at



And below - Koko Suomi tanssii - Dancing Finland - The dancing postcard of Oulu performed by all the ITSEW 2017 participants (Directed & Choreographed by Petri Kauppinen, Filmed and edited by Mikko-Pekka Karlin):


For teachers the week offered the possibility to teach as a guest teacher in several study fields. Moreover, most of the guest lectures were open for everyone interested in the teaching topic. Please see the teaching programme for the week.

For staff members we offered the opportunity to benchmark support services and discuss as well as exchange ideas with colleagues. For more information on staff tracks, please see the staff programme for the week.

April is also 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.

The week is a great opportunity to network and share ideas with colleagues not only from Oulu but from all over the world.

We look forward to welcoming everyone!


For further info:

The International Teacher and Staff Exchange Week 2017 is part of the programme on the centenary of Finland’s independence.

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


Instagram #itsew2018 feed is coming here soon.