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NEWinRugby Fest intends to be a Not For Profit European Sport Event and it aims to promote women and girls engagement in sports through rugby (tag, touch and 7’s), being that at the role of athlete, coach, referee, or other.

After a local preparation stage (education, training, coaching, workshops, seminars and so on in each participating country/institution) there will be a international festive girls and women rugby tournament during a full weekend, staged in Lisbon, Portugal, with all the teams of all age groups and personnel involved. This event is meant to be a celebration of sports and of the involvement of girls and women. With different levels of competitiveness, it is also an opportunity to build an European network, in rugby, through the interchange of experiences and the share of good practices.

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The University of Tampere organises an International Staff Week for the staff members of all our Partner Universities on 6 – 9 June 2016. This year the International Staff Week will be organized together with Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK).

Programme of the week includes five hours of Intercultural Communication workshops where the participants will increase their knowledge and awareness of culture and its influence on communication. During the week, participants will have an opportunity to benchmark different services and practices of the two universities and share views on topics related to their own work. The participants will choose one thematic track they wish to attend. One of the UTA thematic tracks is University Sports (Unipoli Sport).

The programme of the week takes place in the campuses of UTA and TAMK. The participation fee for the International Staff Week is 100 € which includes the training programme and all social events mentioned in the programme.

The registration for the week closes on 8 April. The electronic registration form is available at

The number of participants is restricted to 40. Therefore, we will primarily accept two participant per partner institution at maximum and may not be able to accept all applicants. We shall announce the list of selected participants to all applicants per e-mail by April 18.

Contact information:

Laura Lalu
Coordinator of international education
University of Tampere

Noora Kahra
International coordinator for staff exchanges
Tampere University of Applied Sciences