One of the main goals of FITech is to strenghten the connection between universities and companies in industry. This is achieved mainly through studies, e.g. company cases and masters theses.
FITech has also created tools and frameworks especially for the creation and development of online courses to support the teachers of the network university. You can find the material here.
Find an expert targeted for your company
FITech educates targeted technology experts for the needs of Southwest Finland’s business life to support economic growth.
We provide solutions to the shortage in engineering skills in companies located in Southwest Finland. In addition, we make right experts available for companies and create a collaboration ecosystem that brings together technology education, students and companies.
Master’s theses are a key way of directing talent towards Southwest Finland. Since 2017, a total of 361 master’s theses have been done in companies in the Southwest Finland region.
The potential of master’s theses for companies
In their master’s thesis, the student is carrying out a planning, development or research project for the company. The central goal of the project is to solve a relevant problem in the field by making use of latest scientific knowledge and good research methods.
Through master’s theses, companies receive the help of practically orientated students for whom the scientific perspective is still freshly available in their memory. Students have a relatively long period of time to focus on a delimited problem and this way and topic can be evaluated thoroughly to find most optimal solution for the overall process.
Commissioning a master’s thesis is a low risk opportunity for a company to build a relationship with potential future employees, and also allows both the company and thesis worker to assess the other’s suitability for future work.
Up to date with industry needs
We are updating the estimates of the recruitment plans and know-how needed in the companies in Southwest Finland yearly. This enables fast adaption to industry needs.
We started with a very high priority of educating and bringing more M.Sc. level employees to the area and recently there has been a shift towards lifelong learning and developing the know-how in the area.
This autumn, we will send a questionnaire to companies in Southwest Finland. We hope a lot of answers in order to achieve the most up-to-date picture of the needs of the industry!
The founding members of FITech Network University are Aalto University, LUT University, University of Oulu, Tampere University, University of Jyväskylä, University of Turku, University of Vaasa, Åbo Akademi University, Technology Industries of Finland (Teknologiateollisuus ry) and Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK. Read more here.