Working life engagement in studies in the fields of construction and real estate management

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Working life engagement is based on a long lasting and self-renewing interaction with the student, working life partners as well as with the educational and research staff of the higher educational institution. The article is based on our experiences in student engagement in Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and Aalto University’s department of built environment. As we are reflecting the results of the current and previous working life collaboration projects, we are also suggesting further ways in which the higher educational sector could include working life partners as part of higher educational activities.

Thus, we suggest that e.g. higher educational sector in construction engineering could benefit of the business investment and industry intervention in educational activities. Deeper collaboration with higher educational institutions and working life partners could support students in gaining competitive and cross-disciplinary skills through education.

Original languageFinnish
Number of pages4
JournalAMK-lehti / UAS Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2018
MoE publication typeD1 Article in a trade journal


  • engagement
  • civil engineering
  • real estate

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    Ammattikorkeakoulujen avoin TKI-toiminta, oppiminen ja innovaatioekosysteemi

    Ahlavuo, M., Hyyppä, H., Jaalama, K., Talvela, J. & Turppa, T.


    Project: Other external funding: Ministry of Education funding



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    Department of Built Environment

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