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Verkkovirta – new forms of studification in collaboration between higher education and work

Verkkovirta aims to develop new models for earning study credits from daily work. At the same time, new innovative ways to link studies with work are developed in addition to traditional work placement solutions.

Studification of work is a new, alternative way to study at universities of applied sciences. Learning is brought from the classroom to the workplace. Competences required for a degree are acquired by working and connecting the gained work experience with the knowledge basis of each substance. Work studification has a positive impact on the student’s professional development, study progress and graduation.

The Verkkovirta project, financed by European Social Fund and implemented from 1 May 2015 to 31 December 2017, is part of project entity “Osuvaa osaamista, korkeakoulusta työelämään (Apt competence, from higher education to work)” governed by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture,

Haaga-Helia School of Vocational Teacher Education coordinates the project, while the subprojects are implemented at the following schools of vocational teacher education and universities of applied sciences: Jyväskylä, Oulu, Kymenlaakso, Lahti, Centria, Häme, Lapland, Seinäjoki, Tampere, Saimaa, Laurea and Turku.

Further information is provided by Project Manager Hannu Kotila,