Birgitta Nelimarkka and Johanna Rajakangas-Tolsa from Haaga-Helia University in Finland visiting the Department of Tourism and Hospitality

Birgitta Nelimarkka & Johanna Rajakangas-Tolsa from Haaga- Helia University in Finland are currently visiting the Department of Tourism and Hospitality  as part of an Erasmus programme to exchange ideas and teaching innovation practices on Food and Hospitality education.  They were welcomed to Bournemouth by Professor Dimitrios Buhalis Head of Department and Dr Hanaa Osman Global Engagement Liaison.

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They can be seen here with students from the Masters Food and Drink option.  Everyone is looking happy particularly as the session that they had just participated in had featured tastings designed to stimulate the senses and explore the gastronomy of Finland.

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As well as speaking to other groups Birgitta and Johanna have had some time to venture out into Dorset and will also be exploring the Jurassic coast with Dr Sean Beer as their guide.

As well as speaking to other groups Birgitta and Johanna have had some time to venture out into Dorset and will also be exploring the Jurassic coast with Dr Sean Beer as their guide.

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Following a very successful week teaching at the University Birgitta Nelimarkka & Johanna Rajakangas-Tolsa from Haaga- Helia University in Finland enjoyed some rest and recuperation along the Jurassic Coast. They are pictured here at Durdle Door with Dr Sean Beer, his wife Anne is taking the picture, but the most important person seems to be Mickey the jack Russell Terrier who was team leader, and seems to have spotted a rabbit.

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Following the exercise it was home for roast beef and Yorkshire pudding along with sea cabbage collected on the walk. There was also a very interesting dairy product tasting, which for the mean time will have to be kept secret, as it may represent a future collaboration between the two Universities and industry. Birgitta and Johanna returned safely to Finland on Sunday.

3 Responses to “Birgitta Nelimarkka and Johanna Rajakangas-Tolsa from Haaga-Helia University in Finland visiting the Department of Tourism and Hospitality”

  1. Hanaa Osman

    It was a pleasure to welcome Birgitta and Johanna. We have learned a lot about Finnish culture and food and the macroenvironmental factors affecting food in Finland. Thank you for an enriching experience.

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    • Katri Salmi

      Birgitta and Johanna are safely back home in Finland, and extremely happy about their experiences in Bournemouth. Thank you for all colleagues in UK!

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  2. Birgitta Nelimarkka

    Thank you all for your warm hospitality during our Erasmus Exchange. We have also learned so much about British Culture and the World Heritage site Jurassic Coast. Looking forward to future collaborations.

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