19th September 2002




Ten academics and senior staff from a leading Finnish university are to spend five days based at the University of Lincoln on a fact-finding tour next week.


The visitors aim to find out how UK universities are adapting to the use of new technologies in teaching and learning and how they are changing their infrastructure  to cope with the advent of electronic learning.


They will arrive in Lincoln on Tuesday (24th September) and will return to Finland next Saturday (28th September) having also visited the Knowledge Media Institute at the Open University, Sheffield Hallam University, Thames Valley University and the University of Stafford.


“Oulu is the second largest university in Finland and has a national reputation for the quality of its teaching and research, especially in the hi-tech areas,” said Dr Terence Karran, Head of Teaching and Learning Research at the University of Lincoln.


“As part of its ICT (Information Communication Technology) strategy the University of Oulu is to reconfigure its campus to develop its role as an electronic learning  resource.


“This visit represents the chance for staff at the University of Lincoln to build on research networks already established with Oulu University, to engage in collaboration with a major European research university and to showcase the work undertaken by the University of Lincoln to a wider European academic community.”


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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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