Lahti University of Applied science is a multidisciplinary institution of higher professional education, formerly known as Lahti Polytechnic in Lahti, Finland.LUAS is located in Southern Finland, 100 km from the capital of Helsinki. The six faculties of LUAS operate in a number of locations in Lahti, with the main central campus rea within a kilometre from the city centre, close to Lake Vesijärvi and the Salpausselkä outdoor recreation area. Wikipedia.
News Article | February 20, 2017
SRV renovates premises for the Lahti University of Applied Sciences SRV has been selected to renovate premises for the Lahti University of Applied Sciences (LAMK) in Isku’s old industrial property at Mukkulankatu. The renovation is already underway, and LAMK will move to the new premises in autumn 2018. “The new campus of LAMK is a good example of how an old, historical industrial property can find new life through adaptive renovation for a new use. We will implement a new, modern learning environment that is steeped in the history of the old industrial property,” says Director Kimmo Kurki. SRV will build modern, energy-efficient premises suitable for university studies in the industrial property. The facade of the building is listed, and therefore it will be refurbished and preserved to serve as a reminder of the history of the building. The site will provide a new kind of meeting place for campus and business life, as university students and companies from different industries will meet each other in the new premises. The size of the building is 23,000 m2. The renovation work began in December 2016. At the moment, partitions are being built and surfaces are being painted at the site. You can also find us in the social media: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Instagram
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2009-NIGHT | Award Amount: 131.60K | Year: 2009
The RN Share Brains will invite all citizens as parent, student, company director, teacher, granny, etc. to spend an academic, educational and entertaining night together with researchers on Friday, the 25th of September, 2009. Based on previous experiences and a high impact reached, the Share Brains can guarantee an attractive, well balanced programme between highly scientific and academic but also popular issues including attractions, fun and entertainment linked to researchers and their work in benefit for all of us. Researchers are given voice and face as they will be put in star roles in spotlights as speakers, performers, guides, animators, singers, show masters, jury members etc. always in interaction with citizens. Improved interactivity and finetuning will be considered real issues here. Share Brains will apply new ways of being interactive during the event, but also during the planning phase and in the awareness campaign; the use of social media, blogs and other digital media will increase the degree of interactive participation and sharing views and visions in advance. It is also the young people and children we want to attract; they will complete the industrial revolution and lead Europe into the phase of knowledge based society. We now live the digital turn and know virtual worlds, but the future research will open doors which we now can not imagine yet. Share Brains will demonstrate how fascinating and highly interesting the work of a researcher can be. People can meet researches as common people, just as one of us, they can be met in living labs, on the stages, exhibition places, panel discussions, sofa-corners, around coffee tables and in the streets and on science paths. The Share Brains project will build up a holistic, interdisciplinary event, a mini-world, where researchers represent technology, economy, humanities, industrial design etc. Imagine! Create! Innovate! is imperative now. ShareBrains wants to build up a matrix of sharing.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: PEOPLE-2007-5-1.NIGHT | Award Amount: 112.56K | Year: 2007
The trans-regional (Finnish regions: Kouvola, Lappeenranta, Lahti regions) event Researchers Night has a strong aim to bring researchers into interaction with citizens and to invite all citizens and especially young people and schools to visit the open campuses that night. The Researchers Night intends to increase the awareness of the importance of the research, and subsequently, it is targeted to demonstrate the great importance of researchers work for making a better world and a better life for all. It also aims at showing, how fascinating science is. In this context especially the Marie Curie contribution to the European research will obtain an important role, but also the European academic research cooperation in general. A great diversity of technology research and humanities with a focus on partners main disciplines and strengths will be demonstrated to a large public in a popular way. The demonstrations will be carried out in the most different ways in laboratories and in living labs, city centers and campuses with open doors, even in IC-trains, and connected with cultural performances by local schools such as drama and music - all transmitted by video technics in open air. Excursions, debates and panels between researchers and citizens, lectures, exhibitions, presentations, round tables and entertaining discussions, a quiz Path of Science, researchers bus service Science Line and a drawing competition will be arranged around the topic. An international on-line communication with other European universities during the event is planned. All regional players are invited to demonstrate a real research-public-private partnership and to contribute to the dialog between society and research. Additionally, two other events will take place at the same time: the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome and a commercial demonstration action called Night of Fashion. A visible media campaign will be arranged before and during the event.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: FP7-2008-PEOPLE-NIGHT | Award Amount: 135.41K | Year: 2008
Based on the great impacts both in quantitative and qualitative terms and the enthusiastic reception which the Researches Night 2007 got in Southeast of Finland a new proposal in similar spirit is a natural consequence. In order to underline the importance of European researchers a fine-tuned, interregional, multidisciplinary and in first line human centred Researchers Night event in reinforced private-public cooperation is being proposed. In line with the FP7/People work programme and the goals set to the specific Marie Curie Action Researchers Night the main objective of the project proposal FutureWorld is to organise an educating and entertaining Researchers Night event on the 26th of September 2008, well balanced between scientific academic and popular, entertaining elements and addressed to a large public. One of the main objectives of the holistic approach is to give face and voice to researchers. This can be achieved by putting researchers into star roles and bringing them in interaction with citizens, into the middle of the society and in spotlights as speakers, guides, animators, performers, game masters etc. in the programmes on the stage, in exhibition places, panel discussions, sofa-corners, cafs etc. The leading concept in the background is the rapidly changing society and the future knowledge based European society. High European visibility connected to the event will underline the importance of the event and make the essential difference. Citizens of all ages will be attracted by different highlights: rich scientific, cultural and entertaining programmes with multidisciplinary contents, well planned visual/aesthetic elements and interesting protagonists will conquest the normal Friday night activities and move people to partying labs. The human centred event invites everybody to active participation. A photograph competition addressed to schools and young people will be a part of the strong communication strategy and awareness campaign.
Rantapuska T.,Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Information Systems 2013, IS 2013 | Year: 2013
The existing models meant to help in the ICT investments process are too heavy and technical to be used in SMEs. This paper reports the results of a case study in which the users carry out an ICT investment by applying the Collaborative Software Acquisition (COSA) model. The COSA model applies user participation and team-working in the acquisition of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software products. The results show that the users are willing to commit to the COSA process. However, problems exist related to analysing system requirements and figuring out the system as a whole. The users should also investigate the existing COTS market before the requirement analysis and do the system requirements elicitation together with the evaluation of the existing COTS products. © 2013 IADIS.
Sinisalo R.,Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Communications in Computer and Information Science | Year: 2015
Finding high quality information is an ever-growing challenge in the academic world. The Library of Lahti University of Applied Sciences is tackling this challenge with the new Masto-Finna discovery tool which provides a single search interface for public catalogue and digital collections. With Masto-Finna, students can search the library catalogue and digital collections at the same time, so the amount of time used for teaching technical searching skills can now be used to guide students in source criticism and reference skills. This way, information literacy teaching is hoped to result in students finding higher-quality source material. In the future, Masto-Finna is expected to further increase the usage of digital collections and thus assist in decreasing the carbon footprint by substituting the print collections with online information services. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.
Asplund M.,Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014, ML 2014 | Year: 2014
Students with different achievement goal orientations have different approaches towards learning and studying. There is a widespread interest to find an easy access into learning spaces for those students who have low motivation with fear of failure and academic withdrawal. Mobile learning offers an easily accessible chance with low threshold to view materials and to carry out mobile assignments. The topic of this cases study was to investigate different achievement goal orientation profiles combined with mobile learning. The aim of the study was to reveal if any correlation could be found between students' achievement goal orientation profiles and results from mobile assignments students did with smartphones on the course "The basics of databases". The sample consisted of students in the second academic year (N=173) at the Faculty of Technology at Lahti University of Applied Sciences in Finland, of whom 64.7% had an achievement goal orientation profile (n=112). The results of the study imply that no difference can be found between orientation profiles and outcome from mobile assignments. Contrary to what was expected, students with a positive orientation profile (mastery-oriented and success-oriented) did not get any better results from mobile assignments than students with a negative orientation profile (avoidance-oriented). This in turn implies that students with an avoidance-oriented profile could benefit from mobile assignments. © 2014 IADIS.
Hilmola O.-P.,Lappeenranta University of Technology |
Laisi M.,Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Expert Systems with Applications | Year: 2015
In transportation sector implemented deregulation processes as well as increased free competition in the global scale have been key change drivers in recent decades. This research work analyzes in retrospective shareholder value creation in North American railway freight and peer group of four transportation companies from Europe and one from Asia. Research shows that North American, and particularly Canadian, railway freight companies own exceptional ability to increase shareholder value over time. From peer group companies Ryanair and Copenhagen airports have shown similar performance. In comparison all analyzed companies beat Dow Jones index as its starting year is 2000. However, index performs better, if it is enlarged to take into account decades long time period. As a caveat for analyzed well performing companies are occasionally occurred economic crisis times, which challenge ownership advances as declines have been rapid and significant. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2009-NIGHT | Award Amount: 88.56K | Year: 2010
This proposal continues the succesful work in promoting researchers interaction with the citizens in Southeast Finland in three cities and adds another city and the region to the consortium. (Kouvola, Lappeenranta, Lahti and Kotka (new). This proposal also inroduces a new coordinator of the consortium. The focus is on multidisciplinary research combining technology, design and commercialisation. The leading concept idea is shared brains and knowledge transfer. The official consortium consists of three universities that combine higher education and research institutions of their regions into common work to meet objectives of the Researchers Night. The regions will plan their activities according the regions special features. European visibility and consortiums focal points are to be taken into action planning. Event will consist of several types of activities: interaction with citizens in shopping center,s in campuses, schools.etc. The event is to reach all age groups. Young people are our special intrerest. The awareness campaign will use tarditional medias (tv, radio press, posters, internet, printed materials etc , but social medias as well. Presentations, European Union stand, competitions, workshops, childrens happenings, science cafes, open academic libraries, films, studia generalis, poster exhibitions and cultural happenings etc are the tools in meeting citizens. Events take place among people in public places as well as in campuses. Results will be analysed thoroughly with the data of recent years to keep contact figures high and improve. The length of the activities is 7 months. The value of the project is EUR 165.153 and the requested EC contribution EUR 115.153.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2011-NIGHT | Award Amount: 79.14K | Year: 2011
This proposal continues the successful work in promoting researchers interaction with the citizens in southern Finland in three cities, and adds a new participant and the region to the consortium. The coordinator remains the same (KyUAS) but the city where to arrange the event, is also new (Kotka instead of Kouvola). The focus is on multidisciplinary research combining technology, design and commercialisation. The leading concept idea is innovation, interaction, inclusion, invention (4i), and knowledge transfer. The official consortium consists of three universities of applied sciences that combine higher education and research institutions of their regions into common work to meet objectives of the Researchers Night. The regions will plan their activities according to the regions special features. European visibility and consortiums focal points are to be taken into action planning. Event will consist of several types of activities: interaction with citizens in shopping centres, in campuses, schools etc. The event will reach all age groups. Young people are in our special interest. The awareness campaign will use traditional media (tv, radio, press, posters, internet, printed material etc) and social media as well. Presentations, European Union stand, competitions, workshops, childrens happenings, science cafes, open academic libraries, films, studia generalia, poster exhibitions, and cultural happenings are the tools in meeting citizens. Events take place in public places as well as in campuses. Results will be analysed thoroughly with the data of recent years to keep contact figures high and improve. The length of activities is 7 moths. The value of the project is EUR 79,141.29 and the requested EC contribution is EUR 60,000..