CASE: Saudi Arabian nuclear safety experts

Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) is initiating a collaboration for training with Saudi Arabia, whereby LUT will train Saudi Arabian students as nuclear safety experts. This is an example of the so called onshore education export, meaning the teaching and training takes place in the exporting country. It fits a major national project in Saudi Arabia with nuclear power at the heart of sustainable energy generation. Reforming the country’s energy system on a sound basis of renewable energy is projected to take decades.

CASE: Sino-Finnish Centre for Developing Learning Innovations

Tampere Adult Education Centre (TAKK) and Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (JAMK) together with the Guangdong Polytechnic
Normal University (GPNU) have opened a Sino-Finnish Centre for Developing Learning Innovations in Guangzhou, China. The Centre fosters cooperation between Finland and China, the provision of vocational higher and secondary education, and the development of innovations in education and learning, as part of the Learning Garden Framework Agreement between China and Finland.

CASE: Botswana's vocational teacher training

Botswana’s Ministry of Education and Skills Development has commissioned the training of 60 vocational teachers by Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. The teacher training will take place in Francistown, Botswana, during 2016.


Higher Education

Finland reaps the rewards of world-leading teacher training and pedagogical practices, and the country’s outstanding higher education institutions offer a wide range of degree programs, training courses and modules to enhance the abilities of trainee teachers and other education professionals.

The tailor-made programs offered focus on improving knowledge and practical skills, and are delivered in a variety of ways: as e-learning/m-learning programs, lectures, workshops, mentoring sessions, intensive training and study visits. There is a wide range of higher education establishments and formats from academic universities and institutions to universities of applied sciences, and from offshore campuses to distance learning degrees for foreign students. These Finnish institutions also make complete degrees as well as research services available for export as part of their offering.