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JAMK University of Applied Sciences: forerunner in sustainable entrepreneurship

JAMK University of Applied Sciences is a next generation university that lies on experimentation, innovation, collaboration and proactive mindset. JAMK consists of 8500 students from over 70 countries, and 700 staff members in four campuses around Jyväskylä Region surrounded by thousands of lakes and immense forests in Central Finland. JAMK turns “expertise into competitiveness”, which effectively means active engagement and cooperation of the university with external regional actors including local municipalities and companies in the region (especially SMEs).

“We are in EduFutura co-operation with key education institutes of the era. We are also equal co-owner of the Start-up Factory together with Jyväskylä Municipality and other key education institutes. The service concept is the one-and-only in Finland.”

JAMK has received both national and international recognition for its high quality. JAMK is the third popular University of Applied Sciences in Finland. Team Academy is the best-known brand and the concept of entrepreneurial pedagogy in JAMK.

We develop online pedagogy and support lifelong learning, and we create human networks in several business ecosystems including cyber security, bioeconomy and e.g. responsible tourism.”

Therefore, we are also committed to be a partner in the Engagement Readiness Monitor project. We will lead the development and delivery of IO3. It is about creating together the data for the toolkit that will “consist of the different engagement tools and models that can be applied in UBC, and a roadmap outlining concrete steps to become engagement ready with case studies.” The most important contribution of our University in lead will be the Online Tool for the frame of Engagement Readiness Self-Assessment.

The Engagement Readiness Monitor project is important for us due to several reasons. Similarly to this project, we encourage our staff co-creating concrete acts in entrepreneurship and use industry relations at work. We support the students in their path towards sustainability and entrepreneurship. How ready we are in our actions? We are looking forward to proceed the project to apply the new self-assessment. We also want to share our competence and experiences to other European HEI’s use. Currently we are in a process of European Universities Initiative (EUI) cooperating in the topics of sustainable entrepreneurship and innovations. All these activities works well together as our targets of the new decade. “JAMK wants to be the best university of applied sciences in Finland, with a strong track record in quality of education, internationalisation and the promotion of entrepreneurship.”

 

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Blog editors: Alexandra Zinovyeva (UIIN) and Fleur Schellekens (UIIN)

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Minna Tunkkari-Eskelinen
Minna Tunkkari-Eskelinen is a Principal Lecturer at JAMK Univerisity of Applied Sciences.