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Mobile Education and Development Unit DiakHub Eastern Finland

DiakHub Eastern Finland based in Pieksämäki is a mobile training and development unit of Diaconia University of Applied Sciences. We respond to the educational requirements in Eastern and Central Finland by training professionals in the fields of social welfare and health as well as for church community work through a special mobile training model with an online focus.

DiakHub Eastern Finland also carries out research, development and innovation activities tailored to the needs of working life. We solve the challenges in the region together with our working-life partners, DiakHub Eastern Finland students and teachers as well as research, development and innovation actors. We also offer customised training courses subject to a fee.

Training activities to start in autumn 2023

In the initial phase, DiakHub Eastern Finland’s course selection will include UAS (University of Applied Sciences) programmes in the fields of social welfare, health and church community work, which will be implemented as multi-modal education with an online focus around Eastern and Central Finland. The first DiakHub Eastern Finland courses have started in autumn 2023 in Joensuu and Pieksämäki.

Our aim is to bring UAS courses to those areas within Eastern and Central Finland where they are needed to fulfil the requirements of working life. The training courses will be designed in cooperation with actors in the world of work, such as Wellbeing Services Counties, businesses, dioceses and parishes. The training courses will be organised at the premises of local partners and online. We also offer customised training courses subject to a fee.

Together online

DiakHub Eastern Finland training courses will be organised as multi-modal education with an online focus and will include working in locally based small groups. In the small groups, students have an opportunity to participate in development tasks and other group work related to their studies together with work-life representatives and teachers. On-site face-to-face teaching will also be provided to teach practical skills.

Our principle is: flexible theory learning remotely – high-quality practical training on site.

Agile development

At Diaconia University of Applied Sciences, we want to find more flexible and agile ways to respond to the needs of working life in our changing world. DiakHub Eastern Finland’s key principle is to provide solutions together with clients and service providers and users to genuine problems that arise in the everyday life of the social and health care sector and the Church.

Are you thinking of potential development projects within social, health and employment services or the Church? Are you looking for new models of cooperation for organisations, Wellbeing Services Counties and municipalities? Get in touch with us! Together, we will come up with a development project to provide solutions to your problem.

DiakHub Eastern Finland: Pieksämäki office

Huvilakatu 31 B, 76130 Pieksämäki


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