Our aim is to promote the renewal and resilience of working life through knowledge and competence-building. Our operations have started in the autumn of 2022.


We define the objectives and solutions in close cooperation with working life, taking into account future competence needs and foresight information.


Continuous learning is a key for developing the skills and competences as well as the ability to change needed in working life. We need new innovations for work-based learning.

Road map towards a new working life

1 Working life in a continuous learning ecosystem

We are reforming university – workplace cooperation models and producing RDI solutions for learning-oriented work communities. The needs arise from working life and are jointly resolved by developing solutions, making use of available regional, national and international project funding.

Thematic areas:

  • Responsible competence vision
  • Identification and anticipation of skills and development needs
  • Flexible solutions for continuous learning


2 The diversity of working communities and good working life

We promote the development of a good working life through various project funding and consortia.

Key thematic areas:

  • Diversity as a resource for the working community
  • Work ability, working communities and ways of working
  • The future of work

3 Future higher education, guidance and student well-being

We are developing future higher education as part of international, national and regional networks, both in research and development activities.

Key thematic areas

  • Recognition and assessment of prior learning
  • Micro-credentials
  • Guidance


A  student feeling well leads to a prosperous professional of the future. We promote the development of student well-being in cooperation with the Student Union Kaakko, among others.

Key thematic area:

  • Student well-being




Let´s be renewed together - How can we help?


On-going projects

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Laura Kuismala

Research Manager
Mikkeli Campus