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1 Education expertise from Turku - FinnWayLearning Kirsti Virtanen Manager, Global Education Services Turku University of Applied Sciences

2 Turku University of Applied Sciences Nearly 10,000 students and 750 employees one of the biggest universities of applied sciences in Finland Over 40 Bachelor s degree programmes and 17 Master s programmes Over 300 international partners TUAS coordinates or acts as a partner in over 350 RDI projects

3 TUAS campuses in Turku Arts Academy Business, ICT and Life Sciences Technology, Environment and Business Health and Well-being

4 Education expertise from TURKU - FinnWayLearning Presentation frame: Education export (the definition of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture) Finnish education export strategy Future Learning Finland national export programme FinnWayLearning cooperation network

5 Education export Education export is part of the global service economy. Education commerce is a growing business and it provides many opportunities for Finland. The aim is for Finland to become one of the world s leading education-based economies. The implementation of the education export strategy consists of improving networking, productisation, quality, marketing development, forming an educational export cluster and activating the higher education institutes as exporters. Successful export of Finnish educational know-how will be built on the country s strong education system and its continuous development.

6 Finnish education export strategy Shared aspiration: Finland s strengths in the education field must be utilised and education must be developed into successful export articles for Finland. Measures must be taken to maintain and enhance the international competitiveness of the Finnish education system. The aim is that Finland will be one of the world s leading education-based economies resting on the quality of the education system.

7 Finnish education export strategy Opportunities: The education market is growing and globalising. Many countries are investing strongly in the development of education and education systems. Finland has taken measures to make it possible for higher education institutions to provide fee-paying services, and amendments towards greater flexibility in the legislation will give more latitude for operation. The higher education institutions provide a wide range of education in English and there are good services for international students. The innovation system, teacher education, pedagogic knowledge and a culture of cooperation in Finland offer a good environment for developing and testing education innovations and processing them into products.

8 Future Learning Finland Future Learning Finland (FLF) is a national education export program powered by the Finnish government: Ministry of Education and Culture Ministry of Employment and the Economy & Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Finland The program has 70+ members and is lead and coordinated by Finpro, a global expert network established by Finnish government and companies Private companies Vocational institutions Universities Universities of Applied Sciences 8

9 FLF co-operation model FLF connects optimal players and markets to provide the best solutions FLF key activities: Trade events Seminars and roadshows Delegation visits Roundtable discussions and workshops 9

10 Introduction to FinnWayLearning a unique consortium of education expertise The members of the consortium are: Turku University of Applied Sciences, University of Turku, City of Turku Education Division, Turku Adult Education Centre and Novia University of Applied Sciences Everything from early childhood education to higher education Combined turnover 685 million euros Over 60,000 students in total Over 8,000 staff in total

11 Introduction to FinnWayLearning a unique consortium of education expertise Mission of FinnWayLearning: Covering all levels of education from basic education to higher education, FinnWayLearning consortium members produce unique solutions for their customers. Close cooperation of the consortium member organizations contribute to their success in international markets.

12 Introduction to FinnWayLearning a unique consortium of education expertise Vision of FinnWayLearning: FinnWayLearning activities contribute to the internationalisation, innovation and competitiveness both of its member organisations and the companies in education sector; at the same time it offers its member organizations students and employees with new work and career opportunities. FinnWayLearning is known for its high quality education services in the international education market.

13 Introduction to FinnWayLearning a unique consortium of education expertise Examples of FinnWayLearning expertise: Learning environments and pedagogical solutions New methodology and content for education institutions and teachers Linking education with working life Planning education according to the specific demands of working life; promoting innovation in universities. Chains of education Creating and maintaining effective, business branch specific value chains covering all levels of education.

14 Introduction to FinnWayLearning a unique consortium of education expertise Examples of FinnWayLearning trainings: Quality Assurance in education Improve the Attractiveness of Vocational education Guidance, Support and Special education Early Childhood education School meals more than just food Home Care Work ICT as a Language Learning Tool Workplace Instructor Training

15 Introduction to FinnWayLearning a unique consortium of education expertise The FinnWayLearning services include: Expert lectures, seminars and workshops Research and development services Consulting services Study visits Student projects E-learning etc

16 THANK YOU!

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