JOCID Partners

Coordinator: Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) provides Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree studies in seven different educational fields. The Degree Programme in Journalism provides students with journalistic skills needed in the current cross-media environment. Journalism students study in the real newsroom of the cross-media publication Tutka (Tutka= ‘Radar’). In their practical journalism courses students produce content for Tutka on a regular bases, using text, photos, audio and video.

Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) is the oldest journalism training institution in Ghana.  GIJ offers both a 2-year diploma program in journalism and a 4-year Degree Programme in Journalism (BA). It also organises certificate courses in Public Relations, Journalism and Communication. GIJ has been an autonomous institution affiliated to the University of Ghana, but has has in the last couple of years become a fully independent and fully autonomous academic institution with a right to grant academic degrees and develop its own courses. It is now a full-fledged University.

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is one of the most international universities of applied sciences in Finland. The international activities for Finnish students at Metropolia include international degree programmes, student and teacher mobility, work placement opportunities abroad and various projects as JOCID for one.

Polytechnic of Namibia (PoN) offers a three-year Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication Technology. It is one of only two tertiary education institutions offering professional qualifications in Namibia. In 2009 PoN also started a Bachelor’s Honours Degree in Journalism and Communication as an initial postgraduate specialisation that builds on the preceding BA. Department of Media Technology Studies in PoN trains students to work at various media professions: in print and broadcast journalism, photo journalism, freelance journalism (entrepreneur), desktop publishing, public relations and multi-media producer. The BA provides broad training for students in media language and writing, media technology, communication theory, photography, broadcasting and public relations.

University of Iringa (UoI) offers a three-year Degree Programme in Journalism (BA), and a practically oriented two-year Diploma Programme and one-year Certificate Programme in Journalism. The strength of UoI’s BA degree is in diverse supply of social science courses. BA programme aims at equipping students with the ability to understand and analyse the social, political, cultural and economic role of journalism and mass communication in the process of development within local, national, continental, and international context and perspective, and to broaden and deepen students’ general knowledge. In the beginning of the academic year 2013–2014 UoI became an autonomous university, independent of Tumaini University, accredited by Tanzania Comission for Universities.