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International Winter School at KAMK

The International Winter School 2022 will be organized on 14 - 18 February 2022 in Kajaani, Finland. We hope to continue last years' successful theme 'We Shape the Future' by rethinking the future. Different Schools organize the week with their own themes but the general theme for the Winter School is 'Rethinking the Future'.    

The programme will start on Monday 14 February and end after lunch on Friday 18 February. The preliminary programme is available at the link below. Besides the official programme, you will also have a great opportunity to try out some winter activities.

Due to practical arrangements, we may have to limit the number of participants.  

School of Business, Tourism and Sports

A few lecturers have already shown their interest towards the Winter School, but we would be happy to have some more. If your teaching is related to studies in esports business, international business, tourism, or sports, please share your ideas with Marjukka Turunen (marjukka.turunen(at)kamk.fi) by 14 December. 

School of Information Systems and Game Development

KAMK would like to welcome lecturers to deliver a minimum of 4 - 8 hours of lectures or workshops focusing especially on these themes relating to our ongoing game development studies: 3D Environment Modeling, 3D Character Modeling, Hard Surface Modeling, Portfolio for Game Artists, Level Design, Game Design Game Programming, Game AI, Databases in Game Programming, and Network Programming.

We are also open to ideas for lectures and workshops related to our studies in the Information Systems department: AI, Datacenter, Game Development, and Intelligent Systems.

If you are interested in or have any questions about this course, please contact Tommi Helin (tommi.helin(at)kamk.fi) by 14 December.

BIP-Funded Intensive Courses

Blended Intensive Programme Project (BIP) funding has been awarded for our School of Health and Social Services (one course) and our Master School (two courses). The aim of each BIP-funded course is to develop a short, intensive joint mobility curriculum and activities for up to 15 participants (students and/or university staff). The participating students will be granted, depending on the course, either 3 or 5 ECTS. The project consists of a virtual component of online pre-course activities and a short physical mobility phase of 5 days.

We are now seeking higher education institutions awarded with ECHE (Erasmus Charter for Higher Education) for joint participation in the Erasmus Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) and willing to take part in the development and implementation of the courses listed below.

If you are interested in the development and implementation of the BIP-funded courses, please contact the below mentioned contact person as well as complete the online registration by 14 December 2021.

Please note that the incoming students must be nominated by the international office at their home university by 14 December 2021. The nominations (student’s full name, DOB, gender, e-mail address) are to be emailed to international.office(at)kamk.fi. The maximum number of international students is 15 students /course.

School of Health and Social Services

The School of Health and Social Services organizes its 8th bachelor-level intensive course in evidence-based practice which is open for international students and lecturers.

If you are interested in or have any questions about this BIP-course, please contact Jaana Härkönen (jaana.harkonen(at)kamk.fi).

Master School in Business

Master students have a joint course on Knowledge-Based Decision Making and Analytics in Business with master students at our partner universities.

We would like to invite visiting lecturers to give 30-60-minute lectures in the course. The topics should be related to knowledge management or business analytics. If you are interested in or have any questions about being a guest lecturer, please contact the Head of Master’s Degrees in Business, Jaana Lappalainen, jaana.lappalainen(at)kamk.fi.

Master School in Health and Social Services

Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences and KAMK organize a course on Smart Solutions for Wellbeing Service Development and Management for Master students.

If you are interested in or have any questions about this course, please contact Kirsi Moisanen (kirsi.moisanen@kamk.fi) or Jaana Härkönen (jaana.harkonen@kamk.fi).


From here you find preliminary, general program for the International Winter School. Please note, changes are possible! 

Preliminary program for School of Health and Social Services


It is possible to arrive to Kajaani by:

  • flying by DAT Airlines, see more info about the flight connections from DAT Airlines website
  • train by VR (Finnish National train company), see more info about the train connections from VR website
  • bus, see more info from Matkahuolto

Hotel accommodation in Kajaani is offered by:

KAMK offers transportation on Monday - Friday every morning to KAMK campus and back to hotel on afternoons. 

More information
For more information, please contact KAMK international office by email international.office(at)kamk.fi.