ISEW Admin Staff 2020

University of Helsinki welcomes participants from various administrative fields to a one week staff training programme called ISEW Admin Staff.  During the week participants get to network, benchmark and share the best practices to efficiently support their universities´core functions.


The programme is directed to administrators with a professional interest in benchmarking of practices and networking with colleagues. Participation is limited to two person per partner institution. The language of communication is English.

The ISEW programme is only for the participants. In order to benefit from the intense programme the participants are expected to attend the scheduled activities.

When selecting the participants for ISEW Admin Staff, we aim for a varied representation both administratively and geographically. That is to ensure a professionally enriching experience and an opportunity for a wide new network to each participant.


The programme will be constructed in days with specific themes from an administrative point of view. Themes include e.g.

  • General information about the University
  • Visiting your admin counterpart in the University of Helsinki
  • Administrators supporting universities´ core functions
  • Three special evening events

ISEW Admin Staff 2020 takes place May 11 - May 15, 2020. Please find the ISEW Admin Staff 2020 Preliminary programme (.pdf) at the bottom of this page.

How to apply

The electronic application form was available online from 20 January - 17 February (3pm EET), 2020.  Please note: due to the great demand, applications outside of the application period are not accepted.


Participation in the scheduled programme is free of charge. Other costs such as accommodation and travel are covered by the participants themselves.

Want to see what previous participants say about ISEW? Please see the ISEW feedback.

Further information:
Ms Tiina Kosunen
Head of Development
International Affairs
tel. +358 50 3622578

...besides the hard work you will...

get to know the Finnish sauna & learn to relax

take your first steps of the Finnish language

gain a network of colleagues

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