A few of the previous projects are presented in the following.
The project ARCHOIL - Management of onshore cleanup operations of oil spills in archipelagos started in November 2012 and continued until the end of 2013.
The aims of the project were to establish collaboration between the neighbouring regions in order to improve the oil protection preparedness in archipelago conditions, create common strategies for oil protection and cross-border operational cooperation and arrange practice opportunities for relevant participants in the region.
The project was financed by EU Central Baltic Interreg IVA programme with national financiers such as the Government of Åland (Ålands Landskapsregering), the ELY-central and MSB.
Egentliga Finland (Finland proper), Åland and Stockholm provinces were participating regions in the project. Turku University of Applied Sciences was the project owner, and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki and Åland University of Applied Sciences were partners. The Swedish partner was Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap MSB(Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency).
The project "Active Ageing Online" introduced a new support service within the geriatric care on the Åland Islands as a qualitative and economically profitable complement to traditional home care.
The project started in March 2013 and ended in February 2015.
During the course of the project the goals were to implement the support service in a minimum of 10 municipalities and to have at least 50 elderly included in the use of the service, to have it used within the health service system and to have teaching of the subject included in the curriculum in the upper secondary school level education for practical nurses.
Åland University of Applied Sciences led the project. Ålands Yrkesgymnasium; programme for Lifestyle and Health, Nya Apoteket, Central Apoteket, the Public Health Activity House (Folkhälsans Allaktivitetshus) and the municipalities of Eckerö, Brändö, Jomala, Föglö and Mariehamn also participated in the project.
The project was financed by The Government of Åland (Ålands Landskapsregering)
In 2012 and 2013 the Åland University of Applied Sciences participated in the EU project Intermar together with 17 other maritime colleges and universities with language training as a specialty. The goal of this project was for seafarers to use more languages on board and in contact with other nationalities.
Related languages are understandable when used in specific contexts, both oral situations and texts. With that attitude, life-long learning of several languages and deeper understanding of other cultures becomes inevitable. Improved communication will be a consequence of this. The fact that English remains the professional maritime language is a given thing, but in many situations, good communication fails due to a single-minded belief that anything that is not English is incomprehensible.
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The Bergkulla foundation granted the Åland University of Applied Sciences a grant of 20 000 € per year during 2012, 2013 and 2014 for a biogas project. The university employed a project manager to lead the project which is gave the teachers at the technology programmes additional possibilities for further education.
Project owner was Åland University of Applied Sciences and it was financed by The Bergkulla Foundation.
Rector Edvard Johansson
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