Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) is a university of applied sciences located in the Satakunta region of Finland. The university is headquartered in Pori, but offers additional instruction in Huittinen, Kankaanpää and Rauma. Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) on the west coast of Finland is the leading institution of higher education in the Satakunta region. The university’s mission is to be a European higher education institution that’s core abilities are instruction, regional development, and research, development and innovations. The essential tasks of the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences include the organisations of instruction, as well as research, development and innovations. SAMK comprises of 6,300 students and over 400 staff members. Spread over eight campuses, these staff members work within the following faculties: Construction & Energy, Health, ICT, Logistics and Maritime Technology, Service Business Operations and Welfare.
The University offers Bachelor’s degrees in Physiotherapy, Human Ageing and Elderly Services, Fine Arts, Rehabilitation Counselling and Planning and Social Services, as well as Master’s degrees in Rehabilitation and Social Services. The Bachelor-level degree programme in Physiotherapy, leading to the Bachelor of Health Care degree, is offered in both Finnish and English.
Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) is a private liberal arts university in the Shenandoah Valley of the U.S. state of Virginia, affiliated with one of the historic peace churches, the Mennonite Church USA. Its 97-acre (390,000 m2) main campus is located near Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Worldwide, EMU is probably best known for its Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP), especially its graduate program in conflict transformation. CJP has educated and trained more than 3,000 people from 119 countries. CJP’s founding director, John Paul Lederach, and its expert in restorative justice, Howard Zehr, are considered to be international leaders in the fields of peace and justice. CJP alumna Leymah Gbowee was a co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. In her autobiography, she speaks of EMU as “an American college with a well-known program in peace-building and conflict resolution” and with an emphasis on “community and service.” President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is also an alumnus of Eastern Mennonite University’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute based in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In 2001, he completed three of the SPI’s intensive courses, studying mediation, trauma healing, and designing learner-centered trainings. He credits the tools and instruments that he acquired while attending the SPI with having equipped him with the necessary diplomatic skills to successfully engage challenging circumstances in his everyday work.
EMU describes itself as a “leader among faith-based institutions” in emphasizing “peacebuilding, creation care, experiential learning, and cross-cultural engagement.”
University of East London is a vibrant university with a vision to bring transformational academic and enterprising opportunities to those in the region. It seeks to do this through diversity, partnership and excellence in teaching and research. The University is educating individuals since 1898 and it is now one of the most diverse universities in the UK, with more than 120 nationalities represented on the campus. UEL has almost doubled our output of world-leading research in the past six years, according to a massive peer review of research at universities in England. Around 17 per cent of the research UEL submitted to the 2-14 Research Excellence Framework was classified as world-leading, the assessment’s highest possible rating, with a further 45 per cent classified as ‘internationally excellent’.
The School of Business and Law is a combined school which offers undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD degree programmes, as well as non-degree executive education for individuals and companies. It cultivates an engaging and responsive intellectual environment for students from diverse backgrounds who aspire to be creative, compassionate and ethical leaders and global citizens. It provides a transformational experience that serves students, staff and communities in all aspects of excellence in research and learning including creation, dissemination and application of knowledge.