Founded in 1229 along the river Aura, Turku is the oldest and sixth largest city in Finland. Once an important trading passage, the Aura river remains a central landmark and its riverfront a popular shared living room for Turku’s 190 000 habitants and the nearly 330 000 people living in the Turku urban area.
Turku Vocational Institute is at the forefront of development work in vocational education.
Decades of experience in serving our region’s evolving workforce needs leaves Turku Vocational Institute uniquely qualified to guide education providers looking to build and develop their vocational programs.
We can help your organisation in building education that meets the demands of both students and their future employers.
Our expertice in VET development is at your service.
TAI students and staff can gather skills to prepare for the ever-globalizing working life through our organization’s international activities:
Are you looking for new career paths or educational opportunities in the Turku region?
Turku Vocational Institute offers vocational study options for immigrants within the Turku region. We offer basic education for adults, preparatory programs, and vocational education and training with special attention to Finnish language skills. We can help you integrate into the Finnish society and find a path to the Finnish working life.
Turku Vocational Institute offers youth and adult learners training in various fields of vocational education on six campuses within the City of Turku. Through the apprenticeship office, the qualification options are almost limitless!
The Turku Vocational Institute also provides preparatory education for students with an immigrant background as well as education and training specially tailored to the requirements of actively competing athletes.
Kenen ehdoilla? (On whose terms?) artwork series combines graphics and photography on the way that makes the viewer reflect thoughts about the possibilities of mobility and the use of street space. The artworks have been commissioned by the CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project, and they are created by an artist Hilda Ylhäinen. The works are based on photographs of Turku on which have been added graphical elements.
The artworks are part of the smart mobility communication of the CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project.
Meals for pupils in quarantine are ordered and picked up twice a week in accordance with the schedule below. The meals have been cooled down and they are intended for two or three days (main course and salad or dessert.) Meal components for each day have been marked with a date.
-Turku is doing its part to keep the word on track to the 1.5 degree target-
The city of Turku has a very ambitious climate plan to be a carbon-neutral area by the year 2029.
City of Turku can reduce itself half of the region's emissions, for example by investing in sustainable energy and infrastructure as well as low-carbon transport and promoting circular economy. The rest of the area's emission reductions will require efforts from businesses, communities and residents.
Speakers of the 11th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR 2020
Cooperating for Innovation and Sustainability – better together (even during a pandemic)!
Ms. Bettina Rafaelsen, Chief Market Manager, COWI
Bettina Rafaelsen has more than 25 years of experience in developing public policies and funding programmes for national governments, the European Commission and international institutions. Currently she works for COWI, responsible for managing assignments in policy analysis and assessment, focusing on European Cohesion policy.
Many of Monitori’s services are also available digitally. Due to the coronavirus situation, we would like to ask our clients to please favour online services whenever possible.
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Our customers and staff are of the utmost importance to us. We want you to be able to visit the library with confidence. We monitor the development of the coronavirus situation and adjust the activities according to the recommendations. Let's take care of the safety of us all together!
åppi is a new learning app of augmented reality. Developed in Turku, it encourages pupils and students to walk along the side of the River Aura and introduces unheard stories from Turku. The app can be downloaded free of charge in Google Play store and App store and it is useful for teaching history, biology, visual arts and languages, for instance.
The EUSBSR Annual Forum 2020 has its own mobile application. You can watch the live stream, see the program and chat with others by using the app. It’s a good idea to download the app if you can’t be at a computer for the whole duration of the Forum.
When you open the app for the first time, you will be asked to write your email address. Please use the email address you used when you registered for the Annual Forum.
Can Ruissalo Island (postcode area 20100) be considered to be part of the competition area?
The competition does not aim for development ideas for Ruissalo, although technically the island has the postcode area of the city centre. The competition seeks openings related to the revitalization of the city centre in accordance with the city centre vision 2050. As the development targets defined in the vision also act as assessment criteria in the competition, a proposal that does not address the intended area would not be in an equal position with other proposals.
Steam engine Ukko-Pekka in the Turku region
Turku main railway station, Ratapihankatu 37
The largest steam engine in Finland, known as “Ukko-Pekka,” with its vintage cars will serve passengers in the Turku region on the weekend of 19-20 September 2020. Tickets (available on board the train, cash payment only): €10–35, children 4–16 years –50%, children younger than 4 years, free entry
Turku has introduced a new digital social and health care service, Omaolo. Omaolo provides you an easy assessment on what treatment you need and, based on your situation, guides you to the appropriate services of the municipality or hospital district of your choosing.
Recommendations for treatments can vary between urgent guidance to local emergency services, direct electronic contacts or appointments with a nurse, doctor or physiotherapist, or home treatment instructions, always depending on your individual answers.
Turku Day appro has been postponed
Turku Day appro -event what was planned to be on Turku Day 20th of September will not be held. City of Turku is working on finding a new date for the event.
We have switched over to Kissmyturku.com, where you can now find all the information relating to sights and attractions in and around Turku. Visitturku.fi will continue to serve travel professionals and the media.
The commercial city centre surrounding the Market Square is one of the key targets of measures aimed at developing the city centre. The year-round attractiveness and commercial vividness of the city centre are strengthened through several measures together with entrepreneurs and other operators in the city centre.
Many travellers arrive in Turku via the Aninkainen area and the public transport stations located within it. The area extending from Puutori Square to the railway yard area via Aninkainen bridge will develop not only as a multimodal centre of transport and logistics but also as a strong hub of housing, working and experiences.