RUN-EU 2022 Students Week and General Assembly

17 October 2022

The Häme University of Applied Sciences (Finland) will host the second RUN-EU Students Week and the General Assembly (GA) between 7 and 11 November 2022.

The event will enable RUN-EU student representatives to take part in the Students Week, and participate in the four following Short Advanced Programme (SAP) on ‘Aspects of Wellbeing’:

The SAP Challenges themes will provide students with a multidisciplinary learning environment with tools to innovate the routine of the business environment by strengthening the importance of people within the economy and how their wellbeing status is influencing the future of society.

The GA is a strategic governing body that acts as a senate for the alliance and meets once a year, during Students Week. It brings together Presidents, Rectors, CEOs, associated partners, students and the RUN-EU Management Committee. They will evaluate and decide on high-level policy issues by discussing ways to improve cooperation between the seven higher education institution members and associated partners to achieve the goals of RUN-EU, and towards the development of the associated regions.

RUN-EU Students Week

Wednesday, 9 November

Short Advanced Programmes

Hämeenlinna University Centre

Scientific seminar: Green Building Blocks for Built Environment

Hybrid – Hämeenlinna University Centre / Online

Programme / Registration

Welcome to HAMK
Hämeenlinna University Centre, Building C

Management Committee Meeting

Lunch • Sodexo, Building D

Work Package 8 Meeting

Campus visits.
All the buses for the Campus visits start from the Hämeenlinna University Centre.

  • Visit 1: Valkeakoski Campus
    Valkeakoski offers degree programmes in Electrical and Automation Engineering,International Business and Electrotechnology and Automation Engineering. At Valkeakoski you can also find HAMK Design Factory and research units HAMK Smart and HAMK Tech. Make sure to visit also Future Wearables Lab and HAMK Gaming Academy’s Gaming Lab!

  • Visit 2: Riihimäki Campus
    Riihimäki campus is the home of HAMK’s degree programmes in engineering with over 1100 students. At the campus, you can find also research units HAMK Smart and HAMK Tech as well as the Robotics Campus, which is a consortium of businesses, service providers, Häme University of Applied Sciences, Hyria Education, SYKLI Environmental School, Riihimäki Tilat ja Kehitys, and the City of Riihimäki. Its purpose is to serve both the business community and learners in schools and in continuing education.

  • Visit 3: Evo Campus
    Evo campus is the heart of forestry education and has been established already in the year 1862. In forestry education, practical learning methods and the utilisation of modern techniques are highlighted. The most important learning environment is a demonstration forest of 1,800 hectares which surrounds the campus and enables natural transitions from the indoor classrooms to the outdoors, where students get to put theory into practice.

Throughout the day
Associated Partners Meeting • Hosted by the Regional Council of Häme

Thursday, 10 November

Management Committee Meeting

Work Package 2 Conference • Online
Student Council Meeting
Rectors and presidents Meeting
Associated Partners Meeting
RUN-EU PLUS Management Committee Meeting
Working Group Meetings (tbc)

Lunch • Sodexo, Building D

General Assembly • Auditorium, Building C

Cocktail event in order to celebrate RUN-EU and HAMK’s 30 years as a University of Applied Sciences • Building D

Friday, 11 November

Cultural programme • Getting to know Hämeenlinna

Work Package 8 meeting 
Possibility to arrange private / Work Package meetings

Lunch • Sodexo, Building D 

Students week: final presentations • Auditorium, Building C
Everyone is warmly welcome to the audience!

Final Ceremony • Auditorium, Building C

General Assembly Meeting Agenda • Thursday, 10 November

Opening Session

  • Pertti Puusaari • President/CEO of the Häme University of Applied Sciences
  • Heidi Ahokallio Leppälä • Vice-President of the Häme University of Applied Sciences
  • Carlos Rabadão • President of the Polytechnic of Leiria
  • Petri Salminen • Chairman of SMEunited

Session 1:  Summary of the achievements of the first two years and plans for the third year

  • European Innovation Hubs
  • RUN-EU Discovery Programme
  • Future and Advanced Skills Academy
  • Short Advanced Programmes
  • Collaborative European Degrees
  • European Mobility Innovation
  • Dissemination and Sustainability



Advancing RUN-EU

  • Feed-back and recommendations from the RUN-EU Student Advisory Board
  • Feedback and recommendations from the RUN-EU Associated Partner Advisory Board
  • Expansion of RUN-EU
    Vincent Cunnane • President, Technological University of the Shannon
    Ruaidhri Neavyn • Special Advisor, Higher Education Authority, Ireland


Closing Session

  • Pertti Puusaari • President/CEO of the Häme University of Applied Sciences
  • Heidi Ahokallio Leppälä • Vice-President of the Häme University of Applied Sciences

Are you attending the event?

If you’re a RUN-EU student or staff member considering attending the RUN-EU Students Week and General Assembly in Finland, HAMK has a couple of accommodation agreements with local hotels and has put together a few tips about travelling to/from the airport and staying in Hämeenlinna.


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