The meeting of the collaboration areas produced new ideas on how to utilize the expertise of different teams

Behind the scenes of the 3AMK, there are many operations in addition to the study modules offered to students. These operations have been divided into collaboration areas, of which there are a total of 5, along with one cross-sectional theme. The collaboration areas mainly work in their own teams, but collaboration with others is also accomplished. At the end of January, a joint meeting of 3AMK workers was held to overview what everyone is working on.

Ihmisiä pöydän ääressä keskustelemassa toistensa kanssa. Kuvituskuva.
The discussion was lively, and new ideas were generated. Illustration picture. Photo: Pexels.

The collaboration areas of 3AMK are Learning Excellence, Entrepreneurship and Innovations, Research and development (RDI), Export of education, Research and development campus of vocational pedagogy, and the cross-sectional development activity of utilizing Artificial Intelligence. Their goal is to develop cooperation among the three universities of applied sciences.

On the last day of January, a meeting of the collaboration areas was held, attended by nearly 30 participants from different teams. The aim of the event was to develop mutual cooperation between different areas. In the warm and relaxed meeting, each collaboration area got to talk about what they are currently working on and who is in their teams. The participants also discussed ideas on what else the teams could do together, leveraging each other’s expertise, in addition to already ongoing collaborations. Ideas ranged from hackathons to AI-based bots and joint publications.

The ongoing strategic agreement period of the universities will end at the end of this year, so the collaboration areas of 3AMK already have plans for new innovations and liaison for the next agreement period. Antti Vettenranta, the Chief Process Director of the 3AMK alliance, considered the event successful and emphasized the importance of increasing mutual activities.

“The event was a great success, and it was good preparation for the upcoming agreement period. As a guiding principle for the alliance’s activities in the future, we aim to produce added value and achieve impact in strategically selected thematic areas. The event demonstrated how we can continue to achieve significant synergies in the alliance’s activities through increasingly close cooperation,” commented Antti Vettenranta.

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