The digital courses offering which is currently being developed will enable open, year-round studying and more flexible specialisation and cross-studying opportunities between the educational institutions for the students, as well as a new way of matching work and studying to shorten studying times, make study paths more versatile and, ultimately, secure better employment. The new educational solutions meet with the competence needs of the future and ensure smooth digital study paths for students.

Partners:

  • Arcada University of Applied Sciences
  • Centria University of Applied Sciences
  • Diaconia University of Applied Sciences
  • JAMK University of Applied Sciences
  • Lahti University of Applied Sciences
  • Lapland University of Applied Sciences
  • Novia University of Applied Sciences
  • Oulu University of Applied Sciences
  • South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
  • Saimaa University of Applied Sciences
  • Turku University of Applied Sciences
  • Laurea University of Applied Sciences
  • Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

Cross-studying and profile FAQ

Q: What is cross-studying? 

A: In the eAMK project, cross-studying refers to joint study paths, exchanging of course packages, joint implementation and exchanges. On joint study paths, students have the opportunity to choose studies in the same field of study from another university of applied sciences as part of their study path, based on their PLP. Exchanging course packages means that a university of applied sciences provides the courses agreed upon on behalf of or for the benefit of another university of applied sciences, which in turn does not have to implement the course agreed upon. In the third form of cross-studying, i.e. joint implementation, a network of universities of applied sciences jointly implements a course or exchanges them. Entrepreneurship is a typical competence area in which these types of implementations are carried out. 

Q: What are the principles for implementing cross-studying in eAMK? 

A: The principles for cross-studying were approved in a meeting of the Rectors' Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (Arene) on 4 October 2017. The principles are available in the publication eAMK ristiinopiskelun periaatteet (in Finnish) in the Digipölytys blog. 

Q: Can eAMK also provide a platform for other joint online studies? 

A: The goal of the eAMK project is for universities of applied sciences to provide a joint, year-round offering of courses. The project will not develop a joint platform or learning environment. Instead, the goal is to develop an offering of courses that each educational institution is able to offer in its own environment and on its own platforms. Together with the development of cross-studying, a solution is being developed to allow information on study attainments to be transmitted automatically between universities of applied sciences, independent of any particular system.Watch this video for more information

Q: Will the joint offering of courses by universities of applied sciences focus on advanced studies? 

A: The courses will most likely focus on advanced studies offered towards the end of the students’ studies, but some universities of applied sciences may focus on basic vocational studies offered at the start of the studies. These emphases are not yet known.