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Digital Competence

Are you interested in learning about digitalisation in health and social services?

We offer a unique opportunity to participate in the Digital Competence Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) and learn from experts from different countries. The inspiring programme consists of online workshops and collaborative teamwork with an intensive week in Helsinki, Finland.

The Digital Competence BIP is organised with Diak’s partner HEIs Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (Germany), Kärnten University of Applied Sciences (Austria) and VID Specialized University (Norway).

“Great new learning experience!”

The first Digital Competence BIP was organised in spring 2022 with excellent feedback from participants. See the videos of the student interviews!

Programme Content


  • Online Learning & Digital Competence Frameworks: GDPR, Copyrights & Creative Commons, Open digital resources, Accessibility/Universal Design for Learning
  • Design Thinking
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Virtual Reality
  • Digitalisation in Health and Social services

Learning Outcomes

  • apply design thinking principles
  • become aware of future technologies
  • acquire digital competence in social and health care
  • understand ethical principles
  • work in transnational teams

Learning Methods

Collaborative online teamwork with lecturers and 1-week intensive program in Finland.




B2 English language level

Schedule 12 April - 25 May 2023

  • Kick-off workshop 12 April 2023 at 10:00-12:00 Austrian/German/Norwegian time -11:00-13:00 Finnish time
  • Teamwork in Howspace
  • Intensive Programme in Helsinki, Finland 8-12 May 2023
  • Teamwork in Howspace
  • Final workshop 25 May 2023 at 10:00-12:00 Austrian/German/Norwegian time -11:00-13:00 Finnish time


Intensive Week in Helsinki


8-12 May 2023 at 9:00-16:00. The detailed programme will be available on Howspace learning platform.

When making the travel arrangements, please make sure to arrive in Helsinki by Sunday 7 May 2023 and leave earliest on Friday afternoon. The programme will start on Monday morning at 9:00 and finish on Friday afternoon at 16:00.

Campus location

Kyläsaarenkuja 2, FI-00580 Helsinki, Finland
Click here to read more about the campus

Public Transportation

We recommend downloading the HSL app to buy tickets and find the rutes. This app can be used also for the train from the airport to the city centre. Alternatively, you can buy day tickets (for 1-7 days) e.g. from R-kioski.

Helsinki Journey Planner is a practical tool for finding public transportation routes and schedules.

From Helsinki central railway station, the bus number 55 (departs from platform 3) stops in front of the campus building (stop Haukilahdenkatu). The journey takes 15 minutes.


Daily lunch is available at 12-13. The price for a warm meal is 2,90€/students and 8,10€/staff.
Click here to check the menu!

Other activities

Visits to The National Museum of FinlandOodi Library and Allas Sea Pool. Participation in these activities is voluntary.


Participants will take care of their own housing arrangements. Diak’s international office will send the instructions to the participants after registration.

Recommended options are Hotel Arthur, Diana Park Hostel, Cheap Sleep Hostel, and Omena Hotel. The price is 30€-40€ per person per night depending on the shared room.


For staff and students from partner institutions, participation is supported by the Erasmus+ Mobility grant.


Student Registration

Partners will nominate the student participants by 15.3.2023. Please contact your international office for further information.

The selected students will register for the BIP by completing the online registration form by 15.3.2023.




Diak will issue a Transcript of Records in English for all participants who have successfully completed the programme.

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