Finding work on the Finnish labour market is not always a walk in the park for international students. In order to improve the situation, Arcada University of Applied Sciences (UAS) has taken a giant leap forward by starting a pilot project focusing on internship collaboration between the UAS and Finnish companies.
The new learning environment, Arcada Health Tech Hub, offers students, professional occupational therapists and physiotherapists, researchers and companies a space where they can come together around health technology. The centre is built with the support of donations to the fundraising campaign Arcada 25 launched in celebration of Arcada’s 25th anniversary.
The new HaSuRiski project draws up risk maps of acid sulphate soils in Finland. Within the project, a prototype for a mobile application will be developed. The app uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to model the risk maps and will help experts plan land use in high-risk areas.
A speech recognition research project developing and testing AI algorithms that will recognise some of the different Swedish-speaking dialects across Finland has been launched by Arcada University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with Åbo Akademi University and StageZero Technologies.
Professor Roberto V. Zicari, founder of the Frankfurt Big Data Lab at Goethe University and leading the Z-Inspection® initiative, becomes one of Arcada’s affiliated professors. With the appointment, Arcada wants to further strengthen its focus on research in artificial intelligence, especially knowledge of ethical issues related to the field.
A new career center will begin operations in Arabianranta, Helsinki next week. Karriärcenter Arabia, which is launched by Arcada, Prakticum and Sveps, will offer versatile councelling services in Swedish for young people and adults.