Activities will take place on September 9th, 10th and 12th
This week, Feevale University professors will conduct distance learning with Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), from Finland. The classes in Brazil will be taught in English, focused on developing design concepts for home application robots and wearable technologies. The video conference will take place at Campus II, on September 9th, 10th and 12th, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., so that it can be followed by students from Hamk, guided by Professor Timo Karppinen, in Riihimaki (Finnish city).
The class will be taught by the Institution's Professor André Conti. “The model we are building should be the basis for future editions, with Feevale as the reference for Design, not only with the development of concepts, but also with the construction of products at the technology workshop and at Design Factory, with Hamk guiding the implementation of engineering”, he says.
The proposal is that students from the Finnish institution can develop the engineering part, since they have this space in the course subjects. Professor Karppinen plans to visit Feevale and bring the necessary devices to teach classes in Brazil. Feevale Design and Electronic Engineering students and Finnish University Electronic Engineering students will participate in this activity.
The cooperation between Feevale University and Hamk was established through an agreement signed in 2006 and, since then, they have developed a productive partnership in teaching, research and extension, with significant student and professor mobility between the two countries. The agreement with the Finnish institution and VIA University College, from Denmark, has evolved into a strategic alliance. The new agreement, signed in 2016, started the Beyond: Alliance for Knowledge (BAK) trilateral agreement, which aims to expand actions for international education, integrating research groups and internationalizing companies linked to partner universities' technology parks, among others cooperation actions.