International Projects and Events

The students and staff of TTK University of Applied Sciences take part in numerous international projects.

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Development projects

Erasmus + Strategic Partnerships

    INtegrated SMart Education in Robotics (2016 – 2019).
    The main objective of the project is to achieve labor force compatible in the world labor market and able to fulfill the expectations of companies and therefore raise economic success of participating countries by developing a solid platform for educating students in the field of robotics corresponding to the new paradigm of Industry 4.0. TTK is participaiting as a partner beside other partners from Finland, Lativia and Estonia.Project is co-funded up to  365 513,00 EUR by the Erasmus + Programme of the EU.
  • CNCert – Competitiveness through Engineering CNC EURO vocational certificate in the faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Erasmus + Strategic Partnership project in the field of Training (2014-2016)
  • Build PHE 
    Building Professional Higher Education Capacity in Europe (2015-2017).The main objective of the project is to encourage institutions representing PHE to examine their policies and strategies in relation to the world of work and implement potential changes to strengthen co-operation with employers. This will result in improving the quality of education offered by higher vocational schools and expanding learning opportunities for students undertaking professional higher education. Project is co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the EU.
  • EIN (E-mobility Innovation Network) – project aims to develop a competence profile, a curricula as well as training materials and courses for electrical vehicle mechanic both for use in vocational education and training and continuing education and training (2015-2017)

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  • EDU-RAIL (2015-2018)
    Harmonised and Modernised Multidisciplinary Railway Education” (EDU-RAIL) started in October 2015 within the frame of INTERREG Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020.  Project received funding from European Regional Development Fund  up to 358 402,10 euros.The project EDU-RAIL aims  reducing fragmentation of railway engineering, transport and logistics vocational education and training programmes in the region. By harmonising and modernising railway education through jointly developed regional specialisation modules the project contributes to the development and further integration of the Central Baltic labour market.Lead partner of the project is TTK University of Applied Sciences (Tallinn, Estonia).Project partners are KRAO (Kouvola, Finland), Transport and Telecommunication Institute (Riga, Latvia), Häme University of Applied Sciences (Hämeenlinna, Finland) and Riga Technical University (Riga, Latvia).Additional information about the project is at the webpage
  • EDU-SMEs
    EDU-SMEs „Curriculum alignment and cross-border cooperation with SMEs “started in October 2015 within the frame of INTERREG Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020. Project received funding 256 692 euros (ERDF 209 058) from European Regional Development Fund. Project aims to align partner institutions curricula in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. New knowledge and pedagogical approaches are integrated into existing curricula and students will gain new competencies especially in the field of internationalization of small and medium-sized companies (SMEs). The project also supports individual SMEs in their internationalization through cross-border activities that link SMEs with faculty and students in their target markets. The project activities include joint development and delivery of an e-learning course on internationalization of SMEs.Teachers from Arcada University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences (Estonia), TTK University of Applied Sciences (Estonia), Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (Latvia), are developing new pedagogical methods for Business Management and Entrepreneurship programs with mainly focus on small and medium business forms. Project ends 28.02.2017. Additional information about the project is at the webpage
  • SWW (Smart and safe work wear clothing). The objective is to develop the work wear clothing industry in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR), and prepare it to meet competition from new producers and imports in other parts of the world. The project focuses on mass customisation, and the possibility to integrate IT technology in work wear, as well as to enhance supply chain management.
    Project receives funding from European Regional Development Fund.

NordPlus programme

    NOBANET (Nordic-Baltic Network for Internationalization of SMEs) to create and widely disseminate new knowledge on successful internationalization of Nordic and Baltic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through close cooperation between higher education institutions (HEIs) and SMEs in all Nordic and Baltic countries.
  • Network Circular Economy Future/2016 addresses the challenges of sustainable growth and strengthens the higher education institutions to educate/nurture innovation and human capital for solving future challenges.Through cross-border cooperation, the project brings the participating organizations to exchange knowledge, learn from peer and co-design joint studies based on innovation pedagogy. The studies are targeting circular economy, sustainable developments .The main aims are establishment of the network and provide possibilities for long-term cooperation between HEIs of countries around the Baltic Sea.

  • Formula Student – a product development competition for students in the faculties of Mechanical and Transport Engineering. TTK UAS and Tallinn University of Technology students team FS Tallinn took the overall first place in Formula Student Hungary and the first (FEST 12), third (FEST 10) and fourth place (FEST 8) in the Baltic Open in Germany in 2012. In 2014, the team achieved the overall victory in Italy.

Intensive courses

  • NORDSWEM – Sustainable Water and Energy Management in Environmental Engineering. NordPlus intensive course for students of Environmental Technology
  • EkoTekNord – NordPlus program network for promoting Nordic-Baltic student and teacher mobility in the fields of business, information technology, engineering, logistics and media
  • NordLand NordPlus mobility network for the students and teachers of geodesy
  • Civil engineering project – intensive project at TTK and Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences for students of civil engineering
  • Urban Observation Practice for architecture students – a week-long study trip to a different European city each year
  • CNC training project – intensive week at TTK UAS and Lahti University of Applied Sciences for students of mechanical engineering
  • 24-hour endeavour project – an intensive project for the logistics students of TTK UAS and Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences for solving the real-life problems of companies

International events

  • Logistics Seminar – annual logistics conference organized by TTK UAS students every spring semester
  • Road Construction Conference – organized by the Faculty of Construction every spring semester
  • Civil Engineering Project Manager Day – organized by the Faculty of Construction every fall semester

Project History

  • 7FP: B2B LOCO Baltic to Balkan Network for Logistics Competence, 2009-2011
  • HAPHE – Harmonizing Approaches of Professional Higher Education in Europe
  • LLP Erasmus centralized project EDUPROF – Educating the new European Professional in the Knowledge Society, coordinated by the UASNet (The Universities of Applied Sciences Network), 2008-2011
  • CNC Kompetenzzenter mit der multimedialen Software, a project in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering for aquiring and translating CNC-software to establish a CNC-competence centre, 2009-2011
  • ADOK: Automatisierung and Deutsch im On-Line-Kurs,
    a project on developing language course for mechanical engineers, a joint project of the Centre of Humanities and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
  • ENTRETECH – Integrating Entrepreneuship Studies into the Curricula of Technical Studies
  • NordApparel –  NordPlus program project network of textile engineering universities and companies in Scandinavia and the Baltics
  • SuReReEnMaHo– Sustainable Refurbishment, Retrofit, Energy Management in Housing. Erasmus intensive programme at the Faculty of Construction
  • Renovation of Residential Multi-Storey Apartment Blocks within Passive House Concept and Design, Erasmus intensive programme at the Faculty of Construction
  • BESS: Baltic Entrepreneurial Summerschool, Erasmus intensive programme involving all faculties
  • AluNord Network, NordPlus IP project at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • NewS (New Strategies for Working Life Collaboration) – development project that aims to create new strategies for efficient collaboration between working life and educational institutions, managed by the Open University (2014-2016)

TTK UAS is open for new project ideas. Some of the cooperation areas:

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • electrical vehicles
  • sustainable refurbishment of buildings
  • tests and research with the Road Construction Test Pit
  • tests and research with the Test Rig for Building Structures

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