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The global, cross-sector conference and exhibition
on technology-supported learning and training

Berlin, December 1 — 3, 2021

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OEB speaker Kaisa Vuorivirta

Kaisa Vuorivirta

Lahti University Campus, Finland

I am an expert in the field of university collaboration and joint projects. I am working at the Coordination Unit of Lahti University Campus. It is a service unit for the universities operating in the area. It handles the universities’ joint communication, service and lobbying tasks, in addition to organizing events and gatherings. Through its operations, the unit brings together individuals, universities, interest groups and organisations, building bridges between the universities and the region’s business and industry. In this way, it helps to translate new ideas into practice.

Niemi Campus is at the heart of operations, housing the facilities of University of Helsinki, LUT University and the coordination unit of Lahti University Campus.

My job is to connect people for the benefit of the region and stakeholders. Innovating, leading joint projects, managing meetings with various stakeholders are my everyday business. Part of my job is to promote the cooperation of university students and local business life. I'm linking students writing their theses with companies: organizing challenges programs, summer schools etc. in the Lahti region. I have a long career at the University of Helsinki and Lahti University Campus.

Previously, I worked for years on developing e-learning and blended learning at the Open University. I saw the early stages of distance learning in practice, slowly moving towards digital learning of today.