School of Business warmly invites academic faculty members from our partner institutions to take part in the Global Faculty Research Colloquium on 10–12 June, 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!

A major challenge faced by higher education faculty is how to deliver and support innovative pedagogical solutions in environment characterized by changing technology, economic condition and globalization. This requires new conceptions of learning, competences, learning environments, leadership and faculty roles among others. We are excited about hearing your experiences and ideas regarding effective pedagogical solutions and leadership in changing higher education.  As a participant in the colloquium, you will have a valuable opportunity to present your experiences and ideas as well as to forge new academic relationships and partnerships. You are able to select between the following two tracks:

  • Track 1 for faculty: 
    Focus on innovative higher education pedagogics in the classroom.
  • Track 2 for administrators:
    Focus on excellence in higher education leadership in a service/administrative role.


The colloquium keynote speakers will create occasion for dialogue between the two groups (faculty and administrators).


The colloquium is for a global audience of higher education faculty and administrators actively engaged in pedagogy and leadership. We appriciate receiving topical proposals also from a multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary point of view.

If you are interested, please submit your application latest by 31 March 2018 by sending your CV and abstract of your presentation (500-600 words) to Dr Anne Eskola, anne.eskola(at)jamk.fi (PhD).

We will inform the result of your application during April 2018. Your abstract should share briefly your opinions on the theme with concrete examples of your execution.

Author instructions


The event is part of JAMK’s commitment to internationalisation 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.

Arrival and Accommodation

We invite the participants to arrive in Helsinki on Sat 9 June. We have pre-booked rooms at Hotel Holiday Inn Helsinki http://bit.ly/2DAmWzh for one night under each participants name and 120€ is paid to the hotel by the participant.


On Sunday 10 June there will be a guided Helsinki city tour followed by bus transportation to Jyväskylä and check-in to Hotel Verso. You can make the booking on the hotel's website https://www.hotelliverso.fi/en/1/verso for 10-12 June. Please use campaing code "JAMK-research colloquium". The price is 120€/night/person.


For more information on colloquium and the abstract, please contact Dr. Anne Eskola. For more information on accommodation, travelling and Erasmus related matters, please contact Risto Korkia-Aho. In other secreterial matters (e.g. invitation letters), please contact Ani Lietonen.

Eskola Anne

Yliopettaja, Principal Lecturer
Liiketalous, Business Administration
Liiketoiminta, School of Business

Korkia-Aho Risto

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

Lietonen Ani

Koulutussuunnittelija, Education Planner
Matkailu ja palvelut sekä YAMK, Tourism and Service Business and Master´s Degrees
Liiketoiminta, School of Business
+358 40 809 8391
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