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Press release 1.6.2020: EduExcellence and Helsinki Business College are expanding together into new markets

Press release 1.6.2020

EduExcellence and Helsinki Business College are expanding together into new markets

EduExcellence, a Finnish global education service provider, and Akademia Scandinavia Sarl, a Moroccan consulting and training company, have signed a business agreement on degree programmes in Finland. A business professional qualification training programme is implemented by Helsinki Business College (HBC), and the first group of Moroccon students will start a one-and-a-half-year professional qualification programme in business in August 2020.

Qualification in Business (QB) is a concise, English-language secondary education programme that provides students with comprehensive basic skills in for example business, marketing, logistics and entrepreneurship. In addition to contact and distance learning, the QB programme includes for example business cooperation and internships. The QB programme gives students both excellent working life skills and an opportunity to continue their university studies.

“Akademia Scandinavia Private Sarl AU wants to increase its role as an on-demand degree operator of undergraduate students, especially in MENA countries. So far, only a small proportion of students going abroad end up in Finland, but there is a great interest in the Finnish education system. Our ambition is to promote Finnish top-level studying opportunities in North Africa, ”says Ria Öhrnberg-Autio, APartners Oy Ltd, the founder of Akademia Scandinavia.

“Collaboration with Akademia Scandinavia and HBC offers a great pathway to Finnish higher education, especially for our three shareholder universities”, says Tuija Pulkkinen, CEO of EduExcellence.

More info:

Tuija Pulkkinen
CEO, EduExcellence
[email protected]
puh. +358 50 527 7258

 

About EduExcellence: EduExcellence is a global education service provider of three major universities of applied sciences (Haaga-Helia, Laurea, Metropolia) in Finland. Founded in 2017, EduExcellence has development programmes not only in Africa but also in China and Latin America. More on EduExcellence.

About Akademia Sarl: Moroccon consulting and training company owned by a Finnish consulting company APartners. More on APartners.

Press release 28.5.2020: Finnish Education to Support Youth Employability in Latin America

Press release 28.5.2020

Finnish Education to Support Youth Employability in Latin America

EduExcellence, a Finnish global education service provider, and Forge Foundation, a non-profit organization have agreed to collaborate on expert consultancy to audit and certify training programmes for young adults in Latin America.

The goal of the development programme is to enrich current training programmes to empower youth in gaining access to quality jobs. Forge has been studying the best practices and knowledge in Finnish education, so that it can be applied to their programmes in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Peru and Mexico.

In the first phase of the development programme, a series of webinars will be offered to directors and pedagogy experts from different locations in Latin America, in order to set the foundation for the development process. The aim of these webinars is to strengthen knowledge and training practices in the auditing and certification phases. The development programme will continue with the auditing of Forge’s pedagogical model.

Rodrigo Kon, CEO of Forge Foundation, states the following:

“The Finnish educational model is well recognised all over the world and we want to learn to strengthen ourselves, and be able to offer better training opportunities for young people in Latin America. The Forge Foundation has grown since its establishment, and our aim is to grow and to help integrate more than 100,000 socio-economically vulnerable young people into the labour market of the future. In order to meet our objectives, we want to acquire knowledge and best practices. Thus, cooperation with EduExcellence will enable us to reach the next level.”

“In Finland, equality is the cornerstone of our education system. Therefore, our training and education models are designed to empower people to develop adequate ‘soft skills’ that will help them gain access to the labour market”, says Tuija Pulkkinen, CEO of EduExcellence. “As a provider of Finnish higher education expertise, we are delighted to partner with a highly recognized and novel organization, thus helping to create life-improving opportunities for many people in Latin America.”

More info:

Tuija Pulkkinen
CEO, EduExcellence Ltd.
[email protected]
tel. +358 50 527 7258

EduExcellence Ltd. is a global education service provider of three major universities of applied sciences (Haaga-Helia, Laurea, Metropolia) in the Helsinki Metropolitan area in Finland.

Press release 26.5.2020: Finnish Experts to Support Professional Skills Development in South Africa

Press release 26.5.2020

Finnish Experts to Support Professional Skills Development in South Africa

EduExcellence, a global education service provider, and BluNova, a South African IT company, have agreed to collaborate on expert consultancy and cooperation in building and piloting a Decision Science Accelerator in South Africa.

The goal of the the Decision Science Accelerator development programme is to facilitate the recruitment of BluNova experts directly from universities and to integrate them faster into working life. BluNova has been studying applied learning models of Finnish higher education, with the goal of integrating an innovative touch into their own unique model.

In the first phase of the collaboration, EduExcellence, provides expert support in planning and facilitating a virtual hackathon. The aim of this hackathon with a South African university is to strengthen the skills of university students in understanding the basics of business, as well as in entrepreneurial and customer orientation in data science, among other things.

“We have recognised a worldwide interest in the Finnish work-based learning model, bridging higher education and industry needs”, says Tuija Pulkkinen, CEO of EduExcellence. “As a provider of Finnish higher education expertise, we are delighted to be the educational partner that will be contributing to the upskilling of South African professionals for the 4th Industrial Revolution.”

More information:

Tuija Pulkkinen
CEO, EduExcellence Oy
[email protected]
Tel +358 50 527 7258

 

About EduExcellence: EduExcellence is a global education service provider of three major metropolitan-area universities of applied sciences (Haaga-Helia, Laurea and Metropolia) in Finland. Founded in 2017, EduExcellence has development programmes not only in South Africa but also in China and Latin America. More on EduExcellence.

About BluNova: BluNova is a mobile technology company, part of Blue Label Telecoms in South Africa. More on Blue Label Telecoms.

Press release 1.10.2019: China and Finland reinforcing adult education through Executive MBA programmes

Press release 1.10.2019

China and Finland reinforcing adult education through Executive MBA programmes

EduExcellence Ltd., Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and Shenzhen Abundance International Education Co., Ltd. (Abundance) have signed a strategic commercial agreement to provide the Executive Master in Business Administration (eMBA) in Service Excellence programme in China.

Shenzhen Abundance International Education Co., Ltd. (Abundance) has focused on the area of education since 1999. It is the first ever institution to introduce international Master of Business Administration (MBA), Executive MBA and Diploma Bachelor of Arts (BA) programmes into China from countries such as Canada, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Being a pioneer in international degree education for adults, it is considered a top runner among similar institutions in terms of a programme range and number of alumni. Courses are delivered by leading teachers in their respective fields and students are recruited in top positions across a wide range of industries, making Abundance the leader in international degree education for adults in China.

This collaboration brings continuous opportunities for adult students to reskill in a fast-changing world. The programme follows the curriculum and quality standards of Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. The programme will be delivered by teaching professionals from Abundance and Haaga-Helia.

Tuija Pulkkinen, CEO of EduExcellence comments, “We are honoured to be the first Finnish consortium to strategically collaborate with Abundance. We are looking forward to having a fruitful and long-lasting collaboration with Abundance”.

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More info:

Tuija Pulkkinen
CEO, EduExcellence Ltd.
[email protected]
tel. +358 50 527 7258

EduExcellence Ltd. is a global education service provider of three major universities of applied sciences (Haaga-Helia, Laurea, Metropolia) in the Helsinki Metropolitan area in Finland.

Press release 7.3.2019: Finnish education expertise empowering South African academic leaders and professionals

 

 

                                                                                        Press release 7.3.2019

Finnish education expertise empowering South African academic leaders and professionals

EduExcellence Ltd., a global education service provider of three major universities of applied sciences (Haaga-Helia, Laurea, Metropolia) in Finland and the Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa, have signed a strategic agreement to implement innovative learning programmes in various areas of expertise both for TUT´s staff and external parties.

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) is the largest contact-learning university with 65,000 students in South Africa and a forerunner in higher education in the country. In 2015 TUT started a strategic cooperation with Haaga-Helia School of Vocational Teacher Education to train their academic staff on Finnish pedagogy. Since then four groups of academics have been trained in Pretoria and the fifth teacher training programme is on-going. TUT and Haaga-Helia have signed the agreements to extend the Vocational Teacher Education Programme and add the Education Management Masters Programme and the Training of Trainers Programme.

TUT also sealed a strategic agreement with EduExcellence to implement a programme to enhance the competence in Infection Prevention in South Africa. The programme content will be designed and implemented by Laurea University of Applied Sciences. In 2018 Laurea implemented the Intensive Service Design Programme with TUT. The strategic objective of the TUT and EduExcellence is to expand over the coming few years commercial cooperation to various expertise areas provided by Haaga-Helia, Laurea and Metropolia Universities of Applied Sciences.

Prof. Stanley Mukhola, TUT`s Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Technology states that “Education is important in empowering our people. The economy of South Africa is dependent on people who are better educated. Since working with Haaga-Helia TUT has seen an improvement in how our teachers interact with students. Our success rate is improving for staff who have undergone vocational teacher training. We are looking forward to next five years of cooperation.”

Teemu Kokko, President and Rector of Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences comments, “Investment in education is the investment in the future. This thinking is the common denominator for our both countries”.

“We and our three shareholder universities are very honoured to be the strategic Finnish education partner for TUT. We are excited to be part of TUT´s story in co-developing South Africa´s education for the future” says Tuija Pulkkinen, CEO of EduExcellence Ltd.

More info:

Tuija Pulkkinen
CEO, EduExcellence Ltd.
[email protected]
tel. +358 50 527 7258