We decided to join the World Technology Universities Network to strengthen its international collaborations in the longer perspective. It was important for us to find likeminded universities that are interested to boost their international collaborations. The network conference provides an important platform for mutual discussions among the university leaders and a channel for creating active bilateral relationships.
Equally important are the joint mobility activities and in general all the activities that boost the hands on collaborations of our teachers and researchers. We see that being active at WTUN supports the building of our international reputation and in the longer term brings benefits for the quality of our education and research as a whole.
— Ilkka Virtanen, International Relations Manager, University of Tampere