The centre of excellence for rehabilitation renews education in the field
The centre of excellence renews, strengthens and develops rehabilitation education for the benefit of the rehabilitees.
JAMK and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences have already engaged in cooperation as a centre of excellence in the field of rehabilitation since 2017, funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.
Aiming at expanding international cooperation in education
The centre of excellence will grow into a cooperation network for institutes of higher education that provide education in rehabilitation to address the competence needs in the field on a national level. The centre of excellence will engage in close cooperation with upper secondary and university education. The centre also aims at expanding international cooperation in education. The educational offerings in foreign languages and double degrees will be increased by, among other things, strengthening the jointly planned online studies. There are also plans to put together a national education export consortium in the field of rehabilitation.
Research and development centre for rehabilitation
The centre of excellence also serves as a research and development centre for the rehabilitation field. A cooperation network for research, development and innovation projects can be created around it to generate solutions that support functional capacity and participation among rehabilitation clients. The network efforts are centred around updating the operating models of rehabilitation, prevention, rehabilitation as a multi-party process, and producing digital and technological solutions. The network participates in social debate to strengthen the role of rehabilitation in the reform of healthcare and social welfare services and in educational activities at different levels of education.