International Summit on Virtual Learning and Cooperation

You are welcome to join our international summit online on 14–15 December 2021!


Satakunta University of Applied Sciences organises an international summit.


International summit will be held online on 14–15 December 2021.


Registration closed on 30 November 2021. All registered participants have received instructions on how to login to the online platform.

Welcome to Satakunta University of Applied Sciences!

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences organizes an International Summit online on 14–15 December 2021. The theme of the summit will be “Virtual learning and cooperation”. We are glad to invite our international partners to participate in this virtual event!

The aim of our summit is to collect best practices of virtual learning and cooperation: how the higher education institutions cooperate, teach and learn virtually? The days will consist of keynote speeches, workshops, sharing of best practices and online networking. Time will also be reserved for online meetings with our academic staff to discuss future cooperation in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme, research cooperation and other joint projects.

Please find below the programme of the week.

We warmly welcome colleagues and representatives of our partner universities worldwide to participate in our International Summit in December 2021!


Science Meets Regions conference in SAMK Pori.

Contact information

General inquiries:

Noora Maja - EU countries 
Sanna Juhantalo - countries outside of Europe


One week prior to the summit:

Online networking days, individual meetings, project meetings, poster sessions, etc.

Tuesday 14th December

10.00 programme starts with an Opening Plenary.

10.30-11.45 Workshops

  • Collaborating with Working life - Online and offline
  • Educational Travel & Innovative Learning Perspectives
  • Digitalization in Maritime sector
  • Treatment of respiratory dysfunction in ICU

11.45-12.00 Short break

12.00–13.00 Keynote speech Sustainable Development Goals in Curriculum Development, founder and chairman Harri Ketamo, HeadAI

13.00-14.00 Lunch break

14.00-15.00 Workshops

  • Building blended double Master’s: Integrating Academic and International Affairs
  • Digital Collaboration Tools with Colleagues and Students
  • Deep Dive into Sustainable Development Goals in Curriculum Development
  • COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) network ‘Women on the Move’ – experiences on international online co-teaching (workshop by University Consortium of Pori)

15.00-15.10 Coffee break

15.10-15.30 Faculty of Health and Welfare presents: live simulation

15.30-16.00 Conclusions from the workshops

Wednesday 15th December

9.45-10.00 Welcome to day two of the summit

10.00–11.00 Keynote speech Intuition, radical creativity and psychological safety in virtual environments, Ph.D. Asta Raami

11.00-11.10 Short break

11.10-12.10 Workshops

  • Digital Collaboration Workshop
  • Level of Digital Transformation and Digital Maturity of Businesses
  • SAMK's International Activities and Cross-institutional Cooperation between University Consortium of Pori and SAMK
  • Flexible Learning Methods, Systems and Support in Finnish Higher Education
  • Reinventing Teaching and Learning to prepare students for post COVID-19 tourism industry

12.10-13.00 Lunch break

13.00–14.00 Keynote Speech Advancing Digital Learning: experiences from Aalto Online Learning, docent, Ph.D. Tomi Kauppinen

14.00-15.00 Poster sessions and scheduled meetings

15.00-15.15 Conclusions from workshops

15.15-16.00 Closing event

The summit will be hosted by the dean of the Faculty of Technology, Ms Marika Seppälä, and SAMK's student Milla Ruonala.

All times are Finnish time. We reserve the right to any changes.


The registration is closed. The deadline for registrations was 30 November 2021. All registered participants have received instructions on how to login to the online platform.

Registration fee is 50€. The invoice will be sent to the e-mail address that you give when registering. In case of cancellation the fee will not be returned since all registered participants have access to the platform and materials before and after the summit.

The event is free of charge for SAMK staff members.

Online meetings with SAMK staff

If you would like to schedule an online meeting with SAMK staff during the summit, please follow this website for more information. Our online platform will enable online meetings and networking as well.

SAMK campuses

SAMK faculties

Keynote speakers