10 Jun 2018 9:00 AM - 12 Jun 2018

The Global Faculty Research Colloquium, 2nd edition

School of Business warmly invites academic faculty members from our partner institutions to take part in The Global Faculty Research Colloquium from June 10–12, 2018. The colloquium is for a global audience of higher education faculty actively engaged in pedagogy and leadership. Enjoy the "White Nights" of Finland!

Time: 10 Jun 2018 9:00 AM - 12 Jun 2018
Place of event: JAMK University of Applied Sciences Rajakatu 35, Jyväskylä, Finland
Education: Business
Event type: Seminar
Language: English

Enjoy the "White Nights" of Finland!

Theme: Innovative approaches in higher education leadership

Higher education faculty and administrators are challenged to deliver and support innovative pedagogical solutions in multicultural student bodies, where students bring from home and intersect culturally-based shared values, behaviours and practices. Complicating matters further for all higher education shareholders is the reality of changing technologies, unstable economic conditions and ongoing globalisation processes. This requires new conceptions of learning, competences, learning environments, leadership and pedagogical approaches, among others.

During this colloquium, participants will

  • learn best approaches from the keynote speakers
  • have a valuable opportunity to present their own research ideas and experiences
  • to forge new academic relationships and partnerships
  • join the guided culture and history tour in the city of Helsinki and get transportation from Helsinki to Jyväskylä, June 10.
  • cruise and buffet dinner at lake Päijänne, Jyväskylä


The colloquium keynote emphasises identifying common grounds between these two roles, and provides the occasion for dialogue needed to enhance the working relationships between the two groups (faculty and administrators).

Two research tracks

You are able to select between the following two tracks:

Track 1 for administrators
Focus on innovations and practices that empathise diversity & inclusion strategies in service and administrative roles.

Track 2 for faculty
Focus on novel, innovative and inclusive approaches to guiding, faclitating, and promoting excellence in today´s diverse classroom.


The colloquium is for a global audience of higher education faculty and administrators actively engaged in pedagogy and leadership.

If you are interested, please submit your application latest by March 4, 2018 by sending your CV and abstract of your presentation (500-600 words) to Dr Anne Eskola, anne.eskola(at)jamk.fi (PhD) and Dr Sami Kalliomaa, sami.kalliomaa(at)jamk.fi (PhD).

We will inform the result of your application by March 19, 2018. Your abstract should share briefly your opinions on the theme with concrete examples of your execution.


The event is part of JAMK’s commitment to internationalization and research collaboration. Hence, there is no participation fee, and it is compatible with the Erasmus Staff Mobility scheme. There will be a small prize for the best practice presentation.


For more information on colloquium, accommodation or travelling, please contact!

Korkia-Aho Risto

Kansainvälisten asioiden koordinaattori, International Coordinator
LIKE Hallinto, Administration
Liiketoiminta, School of Business