IBL meets Arctic in Paris

IBL meets Arctic in Paris

  Lapland UAS representatives ( students and stuff) had a great possibility to participate in a global event in France - Arctic Encounter Paris 2015 (AEP) that took place from 10th December to 12th December, 2015 in a form of variety of events, where our students and staff were active participants as well as listeners of very interesting speeches related to the most urgent Arctic issues.   AEP took place on the final days of the monumental UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris, France and was an official side event…Read more
IBL and The Open Doors Day

IBL and The Open Doors Day

  Place: Lapland University of Applied Sciences Time: 9am – 4pm Friday 11.12.2015 As a marketing activity for introducing Lapland UAS, we have many guests that mostly from Russia coming to learn more about our university. Welcome to the event are students who desiring to apply for a study place in Lapland - Finland, and teachers who would like to get to know about our school. Coming here they can participate in all helpful activities and communicate directly to international students. During the Open Doors Day, they provide a lot of interesting programs…Read more
Guests from Murmansk

Guests from Murmansk

On 24 November InnoBarentsLab team meet important guest from МИБО/MIBO («Международные Институт Бизнес-Образования»/ «International Institute of Business Education»). The Institute location is city Murmansk.     Representatives from Russia were warmly-welcomed to IBL classroom for interesting discussion about the possibility of future cross-border cooperation. The leader Nikita Litvinchik represented the idea of creation the InnoBarentsLab to the guests and introduced some of the projects as “Nortern Star Seminar”, “Give Back to Finland”, “The Arctic Business Forum”, “Restaurant Day” and many other interesting topics.        Some of the team members participate in…Read more
Levi trip – November 2015

Levi trip – November 2015

As part of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Project, IBL supported LEVI trip project. The aim of this project was to do some educational and entertaining activities. On Friday morning, we left Kuntotie by cars to Levi. Once wereceived the key of the cottage, we visited the city-centre by night. Because of the World Cup tournament, a lot of activities were planned for the visitors such as reindeer stroll, relaxing bath experience, and parties. Also, the price of the lift tickets and the rental ski equipment were really attractive. The next day, we had a…Read more
Tornio Trip

Tornio Trip

As part of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Project, IBL organized a trip in Tornio on the 10th of November. The aim of this event was to discover and learn more about the Barents region. It is the Europe’s largest region for interregional cooperation, including the northernmost parts of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Northwest Russia. The nature is unique and the environment vulnerable, with wide tundra areas in the north and extensive boreal forests zones in south. We left the school early in the morning, at 8am, to visit Tornio Campus. This school is located…Read more
IBL workshop for a new revolution!!!

IBL workshop for a new revolution!!!

InnoBarentsLab was founded in 2012, and its first goal is to promote the innovative entrepreneurship in the Barents region, and especially among young people. Since its creation, the organization has seen many members who contributed to its development. Thanks to them, IBL has provided assistance for the development of new innovative business ideas and has run a lot of projects.   IBL works like a real company, and like in real companies, sometimes we have to deal with internal problems. Today, the difficulty we face is the conduct of meetings at the own…Read more
“Giveback to Finland” Project

“Giveback to Finland” Project

“Let’s do something good together!” Who? Old and young – All are welcome What & Where? Revontuli on 5th of November at 9:30-12:30 & Sampokeskus on 6th of November at 11:00-14:00 Dynamic group of foreign and local students in cooperation with InnoBarentsLab are organizing an interesting project called “Give Back to Finland” here in Rovaniemi. The aim of this project is to promote social interaction between foreigners and locals in Finland, and encourage them to volunteer and give back to their communities. And what does the project represent in practice? Our enthusiastic project…Read more
University system from the point of view of a French exchange student

University system from the point of view of a French exchange student

Hello, I am a French exchange student studying in the University of Applied Sciences for the Autumn Semester. In this article I will try to explain my impressions about the university and the Finnish System, which is very different from the French one. First of all, the size of the university surprised me. I was amazed to learn that there are all these formations dispensed by the university. In France we have several faculties for different types of formation. The second thing that retained my attention was the modernity of the premises. The…Read more
Study in the North

Study in the North

There are two universities here in Rovaniemi: The Lapland University of Applied Sciences and the University of Lapland. Both are free for the students, like all the universities in Finland. The system is flexible. The students choose their own classes on the intranet of their university, and then they create their own timetable. More often there are a few hours of class in a week, between 10 and 15 hours mostly. But the students have a lot of independent work to do, besides what is provided in the schedule. Here the assignments consist…Read more
Human Library

Human Library

On Wednesday, 7th of October, IBL participated on the project Break the Ice in which a meeting was organized at the Lapland University of Applied Sciences. This event, called Human Library, is a meeting between Finnish Rovaniemi and refugees in Rovaniemi. The goal is the discovery of each, share experiences and culture. Another purpose of the meeting was to present the culture and the Finnish system for foreigners to better integrate and inform the lifestyle here. So there were several presentations on various topics, followed by discussions.   Many people have given themselves…Read more