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International Week at KAMK – New plans for the Azerbaijan project


After bureaucratic problems, the activities of “Sustainable Tourism in Azerbaijan” project are finally startingĀ in the target regions. To support the project goals, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) and Azerbaijan Tourism and Management University (ATMU) have applied and received Erasmus+ funding. The funding enables the student and staff mobility between the institutions.

KAMK organized International Week for partner universities on 20-24 February 2017. Ms Gahira Mammadova, Head of Research, from ATMU participated the event. Together we planned new activities and cooperation. The first KAMK students will go for Erasmus exchange to ATMU in Autumn 2017 semester. Those two Tourism students will also contribute to the project implementation and reporting to Finland. Lecturer in Tourism, Jan Mitts, from KAMK will go for teacher exchange to ATMU in April 2017 and give a workshop in strategic marketing planning for the project participants and stakeholders. PreparingĀ a strategic marketing plan for the Rural Tourism in Azerbaijan is one of the project’s main objectives.


As a part of the International Week, a round table discussion was held with the topic of “Best practices and lessons learned”. The project manager Kaisa Merilahti gave a presentation about “How to combine R&D project with Erasmus+ mobility” using the case example of Azerbaijan. Combining the two different frameworks will hopefully give us sustainable results in our cooperation.

Ms Gahira Mammadova meeting KAMK Tourism students.

Ms Gahira Mammadova meeting KAMK Tourism students.


Text and photos: Kaisa Merilahti

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