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Language cooperation in higher education in Vaasa

Students at the universities in Vaasa have the possibility to attend common language courses. The universities in Vaasa are: Hanken School of Economics, Vamk University of Applied Sciences, Novia University of Applied Sciences, Åbo Akademi University, University of Helsinki (Vaasa unit) and University of Vaasa.

Autumn 2022

  • The course runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 16.00–17.30 on campus (at the University of Vaasa, dates will be updated later).
  • Teacher: Roberto Urrutia
  • Languages of instruction: Finnish, Swedish, English
  • The course runs in autumn (dates will be updated later). Self-studies, no real-time lessons.
  • Teacher: Katrin Polviander
  • Language of instruction: Finnish
  • The course runs in autumn (dates will be updated later) on Zoom.
  • Teacher: Katrin Polviander
  • Language of instruction: Finnish
  • Introduction to Russian Language and Elementary course in Russian 1 are to be taken in this order. Together, they form a module of 3 ECTS. Register separately for both courses. The introduction course is about the Russian alphabet. If you know it from before, you can register directly for Russian 1.
  • The course runs 12.9.–28.11. on Mondays at 16:00–18:15 on Zoom.
  • Teacher: Jinhua Cheng
  • Language of instruction: English
  • The course runs 25.10.–24.11. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10–12 on Zoom (if the corona situation allows, it will be possible to attend classes on campus).
  • Teacher: Mirjam Särs
  • Language of instruction: English

Registration for the courses

The registration for the autumn term courses ends on the 5th of September 2022. 

  • Are you a University of Vaasa student? Register as usual in Peppi.
  • Are you a student at another university or university of applied sciences? Register using this registration form.

Each university and university of applied sciences in Vaasa has quota places on the courses.


Here are the course descriptions for courses taught in English

Here in Lukkari you can see the exact schedules by searching with the course codes (code in the search field -> the course's info button -> the tab "Reservations").

It might take a while to get your study points after a course. Students from VAMK and ÅA will get their study records sent automatically to their universities. For the other universities (Hanken, Novia, HY), students will get their study records sent to them, and they will then have to take the study records to their own university's student administration office for registration. 

If you have questions about the courses or registration, please contact Sannina Sjöberg.

What is Linguavaasa?

Linguavaasa is the Vaasa higher education consortium's language cooperation, to which all universities and universities of applied sciences in Vaasa belong: Hanken, University of Helsinki (Vaasa unit), Novia, University of Vaasa, Vamk and Åbo Akademi University.

For students Linguavaasa organizes common language courses and language events. For language teachers Linguavaasa offers education days and possibilities to network.

Contact persons for the units

  • Hanken: Marina Bergström
  • Helsingin yliopisto: Johanna Dahlin
  • Novia: Åsa Fagerudd
  • Vamk: Sanna-Liisa Kiikkala
  • Åbo Akademi: Kristina Granstedt-Ketola
  • Vaasan yliopisto: Jaana Puskala, Sannina Sjöberg
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Questions about courses or registration?

Sannina Sjöberg

Sannina Sjöberg

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