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LTKY Newsletter, January 8th, 2020



Our university sailing club, Skuutti, made the decision to direct the sails to Croatia and the islands of Split next autumn. This time the voyage will take place from October 3rd to 10th, 2020. The crew of 32 will depart with four eight-person boats. Send your application by January 31st.

You can fill out the application from the link.

Information event on the trip and Skuutti will be organized January 14th, 2020 in classroom 1326 and more information can be found from Facebook.

Tet Together 2020

We would like to call “Tet” a celebration of rebirth. 

  • “Tet Nguyen Dan” or “Tet” is the most important and popular holiday and festival in Vietnam. It is the Vietnamese New Year marking the arrival of spring based on the Lunar calendar.
  • The name “Tet Nguyen Dan” is Sino-Vietnamese for “Feast of the very First Morning”.
  • Tet takes place from the first day of the first month of the Lunar calendar (around late January or early February) until at least the third day.
  • There are a lot of customs practiced during Tet such as visiting a person’s house on the first day of the new year, ancestral worship, wishing New Year’s greetings, giving lucky money to children and elderly people and etc.
  • During Tet, people usually visit their relatives and temples, forgetting the troubles of the past year and hoping for a better upcoming year.
  • People consider what they do on the dawn of Tet will determine their fate for the whole year.

Joining “Tet Together” with us this 18th January 2020, we promise you a wild ride of cultural, emotional, and spiritual experiences that can certainly spice your year up: authentic Asian-inspired New Year food corner, traditional “TET” bamboo dancing trial, exciting and mood-lifting live performances, authentic “Ao Dai” trial and photo-shooting, Lunar New Year traditional games, and of course, a great deal of new friends and new memories, too!


– More than 9 amazing traditional foods from Vietnam

– Games: Chosen games will bring you back to the early 2000 in Vietnam

– 3D photobooth with very Asian features blended in decoration ideas: lantern, calligraphy, and so on!


SOUVENIR & PADGE: range of options to mark yourselves that you have been in a real Vietnamese fair. 

CALLIGRAPHY: a FREE and ADMIRABLE idea to specialize your name. Imagine of how your “letters” will be written in calligraphy! The only thing you need to do is QUEUE IN 

HAIR DESIGN: another FREE activity where you can have a good time checking in on your phone while we’re plaiting you a new hair style!

PICK THE LUCK”: Try your luck by picking yourself an envelope of lucky money from the tree. Everything you get represents your happiness and luckiness in this year 2020


MUSIC & DANCE: Bringing you mind blowing K-pop modern dance, “Ao dai” dance as well as singing with our best performers

AO DAI FASHION SHOW: Traditional clothing “Ao Dai” represents for Vietnamese beauty, which are well-designed and lively perform during TET TOGETHER 2020

YOU ARE ALL WELCOME TO TET TOGETHER 2020 ON JAN 18TH and check our Instagram and Facebook.

Parent’s Day January 25th

Remember the date! LTKY will hold the traditional Parent’s Day on Saturday 25.1. At the event, you or your parents can visit the campus, its facilities and the Skinnarila campus. A separate invitation for the event will be sent to home.

50th Anniversary Closing Ceremony

LTKY celebrates its 50th anniversary on January 15th at 4pm. There will be no remembrance of the good old days, but the gaze will go far into the future as the event assembles LTKY’s time capsule. So come to the TEK lounge on Wednesday January 15th at 4pm and see what the time capsule will hold. Coffee and snacks are also available.

Contact Forum in Messukeskus January 23th. Still room in free bus ride!

Contact Forum will be held on 23rd of January in Messukeskus in Helsinki. There is also free bus ride leaving from university to the event. Be fast, there are only few places left in the bus!

News from LTKY

Teekkari cap order, batch 2

The most glorious days to be a freshman approaches when Wappu (first of May) draws closer. Now is the time to order your shining white teekkari cap so it’s ready when the time comes! Teekkari cap on this second batch costs 134€ for students who began their studies at Autumn 2019 or Spring 2020 and 145€ for older students. The bill will come in email at the beginning of March. Deadline for this second round of orders is 5.2.2020. This is the last change to order the teekkari cap for this Wappu 2020! Answers to questions and more information from Virpi Partti at LTKY’s office, by phone 045 261 2670 or by email

MAKE NOTE! LUT Highway -students may only order their caps after being admitted in as degree students.

The link to the order is here.

Master’s Thesis Project in Lahti (Industrial Engineering and Management)

The job is to do a Master’s thesis under the title “Digitalisation in Business Development” in the Performance Management Research Group.

The work requires knowledge of performance management and digitalization.

Send application and CV by January 15th, 2020 to prof. Hannu Rantanen,

Time and duration: From January 2nd to June 30th, 2020 or according to the agreement

Form of employment: Full-time job

Salary: n. 2200 e/kk

Additional information on the salary or reward: Effective with the collective agreement

Location: Päijät-Häme

Application deadline: January 15th, 2020

Additional information on the open position: Prof. Hannu Rantanen, 040 558 7237,

The ad can be found here.

Surveys of city of Lappeenranta

Survey of attractiveness of Lappeenranta and services for families with children and young adults

The survey is intended especially for young people, students and families with children, but of course everyone can answer.

Among the respondents who left the contact information will raffle these prizes:
– 10 visit tickets to Lappeenranta Swimming Pool – a ticket to the Finnkino cinema
– City Theater Gift Card for 2 persons
– One month free parking at Willipark Parking Garage

Link to the survey.

The library of your dreams

The Lappeenranta Main Library is about to go under renovation in 2022–2023, and is now being planned. The renewed main library wants a more functional and modern library that meets the needs of its customers.

The library is the most used cultural service in Lappeenranta, so ideas and wishes for planning are sought from city residents and library users. The Lappeenranta City Library has launched an online survey, which allows anyone to submit their own ideas and wishes about what the renewed main library should be. The online survey is open until February 7th.

The survey can be found here.

Student Representative to the LES Academic Council

LES Academic Council is looking for one supplementary member!

The Academic Council decides on the curriculum of the academic unit, makes proposals for the filling of the positions of the unit and grants permission for debate. The Academic Council meets approximately once a month during the academic year, so preparation time for meetings is 10-20 hours per month, depending on the month. Meetings will be rewarded with meeting fees and valuable experience in meeting behavior and negotiation, for example.

Eligible students are energy, mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering students who don’t work for more than 20 h / week for the University. To apply you have to speak fluent Finnish.

More information from here.


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