StartUp Week 3.-7.12.2018 – Do Registration here

StartUp Week 2018 is an amazing opportunity!

StartUp Week brings educational organizations and incubators together in Helsinki to get inspired, learn, benchmark and network.

Get your ticket to StartUp Week now! The ticket to SLUSH is included in the price.
Tickets are sold by EduExcellence:

REGISTER HERE!

Some of the benefits of StartUp Week:

  • Inspiration and information about the future of education and entrepreneurial learning
  • Introduction to Haaga-Helia StartUp School concept
  • Ideas on building an entrepreneurial mindset, group coaching methods, accreditation of prior learning, pitching and organizing entrepreneurial events
  • Network of colleagues around the world
  • Overview of the global startup scene in SLUSH

 

StartUp Week takes place 3.-7.12.2018, again on the same week with the World’s largest startup event, Slush.

  • StartUp Week starts on Monday 3 December with an introduction to StartUp School’s way of teaching.
  • On Tuesday and Wednesday all participants will attend Slush event. The 2-day ticket is included in the price of StartUp Week.
  • On Thursday, which is the Independence Day in Finland, we go through key take-aways from Slush, and of course celebrate the Finnish Independence.
  • On Friday we will dive deeper into StartUp School offering, and demonstrate ways of implementing what we have learned into the way of teaching.


This is a preliminary program.
More detailed program will be provided closer to the event.

Read more

www.startupschool.fi

StartUp Week 2017 was a success!

The first StartUp Week was organised in December 2017 and it gathered participants from South Africa, Germany and Bolivia to gain insight into entrepreneurial way of teaching and learning.

During the week, Haaga-Helia signed a MoU with Tshwane University of Technology and EduExcellence signed a MoU with Universidad de la Cordillera. Both universities are very keen on building their own StartUp Schools so we can really say that our first StartUp Week was a success!

Momentos Finlandia – Graduation Ceremony in Colombia

Momentos Finlandia – Finland moments

En la Universidad Autónoma de Manizales se realizó la ceremonia de graduación de 25 profesores que participaron en el Programa de Especialización en Educación Docente con la Universidad de Haaga Helia de Finlandia.

The graduation ceremony in Universidad Autónoma de Manizales in Colombia.

Read more from this link

 

EduExcellence on line XTOTVEnlaceBolivia: Modelo educativo finlandés en Encuentro con la Verdad

Edu Excellence es la institución que exporta el exitoso modelo educativo finlandés, la CEO Tuija Pulkkinen y el experto Klaus Lüttjohann comparten sus experiencias. Andrés Tórrez, presidente ejecutivo de Universidad de la Cordillera contextualiza la relación con Bolivia.

 

Edu Excellence is the institution that exports the successful Finnish educational model, CEO Tuija Pulkkinen and expert Klaus Lüttjohann share their experiences in Bolivia TV on 19th March 2018.  Andrés Tórrez, executive president of Universidad de la Cordillera contextualizes the relationship with Bolivia.

 


Alberto Salcedo P., Directori Encuentro con la Verdad


Andrés Tórrez, Presidente ejecutivo de Universidad de la Cordillera,
Klaus Lüttjohann and Tuija Pulkkinen, EduExcellence Ltd. Finland.

 

 

Ambassador of Finland in Colombia: Tres claves de Finlandia el mejor sistema de educación del mundo

Tres claves de Finlandia el mejor sistema de educación del mundo

25 docentes de cuatro universidades de la región de la Universidad de Manizales, Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga y la Universidad Autónoma de Manizales, se graduaron de la Especialización en Educación Docente de la Universidad de Haaga-Helia en Finlandia.

A este evento asistió el Señor Embajador de Finlandia en Colombia,
Jarmo Kuuttila, con quien compartimos las tres claves del mejor sistema de educación en el mundo.

1. La gratuidad

La sociedad finesa, entiende y apropia el concepto de ’todos somos iguales’, los finlandeses tienen derecho a la educación aunque no tengan recursos económicos. “Ayudamos a todos a educarse,  porque la educación es una inversión para nosotros”, puntualizó el Embajador.

2. Igualdad: todos tienen derecho a las mismas oportunidades

Los profesores tiene una educación muy buena, una carrera universitaria y todos cuentan con Maestría en Educación, todos los finlandeses respetan y valoran a los docentes por su labor, es una combinación que los motiva a hacer su trabajo lo mejor posible, porque saben que todos tienen las mismas oportunidades y deben promover una educación inclusiva.

La familia es muy importante e imparten los principios de equidad los hijos, se tienen vacaciones para que compartan como familia, padres y estudiantes tienen la posibilidad de tener vacaciones al tiempo y organizar sus horarios para dedicarles tiempo a sus hijos.

“Nuestras escuelas tienen muy buena calidad y todas las familias eligen escuelas cercanas a sus casas”, puntualizó el diplomático.

3. El proyecto de vida es continuar con la carrera universitaria

Según el Embajador, al ser la educación gratuita hasta la universidad, y el Gobierno tiene pensando implementar la educación gratuita hasta el nivel de posgrado. “Para nosotros es muy importante que todos los finlandeses cuentan con toda la formación, esto también es equidad”.

Además, el diplomático manifestó el interés de su país por contribuir en temas de educación con el Gobierno Colombiano para articular conocimientos, y de esta manera conocer de manera presencial las estrategias finlandesas para la educación.

Read the press release (Spanish) in Universidad de Manizales, Bogotá, Colombia:

Tres claves de Finlandia el mejor sistema de educación del mundo

 

EduExcellence in Colombia: We learned from Finland, the # 1 in education in the world

The seminar “Day of Teachers” of the Autonomous University of Manizales,  the Finnish teaching model was replicated.

In the Autonomous University of Manizales the Teachers’ Day was made from workshops prepared by 25 professors participating in the course guided by the Haaga Helia University in Finland, in which they learned tools of the Finnish model as: the development based on the inquiry , digital tools and team collaborative work; replicating what they learned in the course to their peers.

Tuija Pulkkinen, CEO EduExcellence Ltd. was a keynote speaker in Bogota 22nd of March.

En la Universidad Autónoma de Manizales se realizó la Jornada de Docentes a partir de talleres elaborados por  25 profesores participantes en el curso orientado por la Universidad de Haaga Helia en Finlandia, en el cual  aprendieron herramientas del modelo finlandés como: el desarrollo basado en la indagación, herramientas digitales y trabajo colaborativo en equipo; replicando así lo aprendido en el curso a sus pares

Aprendimos de Finlandia, el #1 en educación del mundo

www.autonoma.edu.co

EduExcellence in Mexico

Milton Aldrete,
Director of Business Development at EduExcellence

participated as a keynote speaker at the first Innovation
and Internationalization at Home Symposium
organized by the government of
the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

The topic of his presentation was
“Implementing practical and innovative pedagogical
models with an emphasis on internationalization
– Finnish solutions for global challenges.  

The event took place on the 20th of March 2018
at the University of Guanajuato campus Salamanca.

EduExcellence Embassy Evening March 6th 2018

EduExcellence hosted an Embassy Evening on the 6th of March in “Valopiha”,
Haaga campus of Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (UAS).
We had an enjoyable evening with Ambassors and diplomats from 28 countries.

Tuija Pulkkinen, CEO EduExcellence Ltd, introduced the
new team and company plans cornerstones.

EduExcellence is the gateway to Finnish Education serving
as one contact point for 3 UAS – Haaga-Helia, Metropolia and Laurea.

On the picture (from left to right) Jan-Markus Holm, Irina Tikka,
Elina Viitanen, Tuija Pulkkinen, Milton Aldrete, Marja Tiainen and Klaus Lüttjohann.

In the picture:
Mr Harri Mannila, Honorary Consul of The Kingdom of Lesotho in Finland
receives the Prize from EduExcellence CEO Ms Tuija Pulkkinen.

Universidad de la Cordillera and EduExcellence Ltd. launch a significant collaboration project

 

EduExcellence Ltd. and Universidad de la Cordillera signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in Helsinki on 30th November 2018, to provide Finnish educational services in Bolivia through Universidad de la Cordillera. The agreement includes all fields of education offered by the Helsinki Metropolitan area Universities of Applied Sciences – Haaga-Helia, Laurea and Metropolia. EduExcellence Ltd. is the biggest provider of educational services produced by Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland.

The universities agreed on the first steps for the implementation plan in Helsinki this week. The collaboration project will start in 2018.

“Latin America and the world have much to learn from quality and equity of Finland’s education. Finnish education offers a paradigm shift for the world by building a new society through education change and innovation, based on trust, resilience, pragmatism, and productivity as its core values”, says CEO of Universidad de la Cordillera Andreas Torrez Villa-Gomez.

“We are delighted to start this cooperation. We want to help the Universidad de la Cordillera in its vision to develop the economy and create a paradigm shift in education in Bolivia”, says CEO of EduExcellence Ltd. Tuija Pulkkinen.

More information

Tuija Pulkkinen, CEO, EduExcellence Ltd.
tuija.pulkkinen@eduexcellence.fi
tel. +358 40 573 6317

Andreas Torrez Villa-Gomez, CEO, Universidad de la Cordillera
atorrez@ucordillera.edu.bo
tel. +591 77 588 999

StartUp Week Nov 27th – Dec 1st, 2017 in Helsinki – Enrol now!

What makes finnish educational system special? How we can support entrepreneurial mindset in education?

Finland is one of the most exciting startup nations and  ranked to one of the most innovative in the world. We decided to combine these topics for our StartUp  week event.

StartUp Week during Nov 27th – Dec 1st, 2017 brings educational organisations and incubators together in Helsinki to get inspired, learn, benchmark and network.

During the first three days, you hear inspirational speakers and  will get insight to the entrepreneurial way of teaching and learning in the Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and StartUp School. For the following two days, you get an access pass to the world’s leading startup event SLUSH with 20,000 from over 120 countries. During the week you have a unique opportunity to share learning and network with international participants. Participants have signed already from Germany, South-Africa, India and Finland.

The price of the 5-day program is 2.500 € / attendee.

Price includes two day  tickets to SLUSH.

 

More information about StartUp week from our  webpage.  You can also enrol at our webpage.

If you have any questions please contact us startupschool@haaga-helia.fi

You can also contact Hannele Mennala, Head of StartUp School, hannele.mennala@haaga-helia.fi

 

Limited number of participants, join now !

By registering before Sept 30th you’ll get early bird discount -15%.

 

Hope to see you soon, welcome to Helsinki!
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Learning Soft Skills in Peacebuilding conference was organized in Leppävaara campus 19th of September

The objective of this conference was to present findings concerning training design and collect good practices from military, civilian and police training experts about training practices when preparing personnel to Conflict Prevention and Peace Building

​The conference was targeted to experts working with training and education in peacebuilding from academia, policymaking and training institutes (civilian, police, military).

Personnel deployed on Conflict Prevention and Peace Building (CPPB) missions need to be equipped with the skills and knowledge to perform successfully from the start of their tour of duty in the respective CSDP mission or operation. The Gaming for Peace (GAP) project has consulted experts in the field and reviewed broadly relevant documentation, and identified gaps in training for the soft skills needed to perform successfully in EU missions. Based on this analysis a set of curricula and a specific methodology, multiple player online game, is currently under development in the GAP consortium.

GAP project creates a knowledge around the importance of cultural awareness and self-awareness

One of the universities in this project, Kennedy Institute, has co-operated with Laurea in two different projects. First one is the GAP project and the other one is IECEU project which is a project that looks the effectiveness of EU missions that are deployed abroad to try to build peace around the world.

“I must say, we have had very close connections with Laurea. We are very impressed with the level of investment to research and teaching within this area”, Keiran Doyle from Kennedy Institute says.

The wider influence of GAP project is that it creates a knowledge around the importance of cultural awareness and self-awareness for people and agencies as they deploy in to peace building environments.

“We live in a very connected world, the implications of actions by people at every level within the Peace Building mission can be very influential and perhaps even at times catastrophic. I think if GAP project can build a tool, an instrument that can help people to work in that environment, I think that’s very important contribution to Peace Building”, Keiran Doyle tells.

“The goal of GAP is to think about the social skills peacekeepers need and to train them to work with people who are different than themselves. Whether that is different organization, gender, sexuality, culture among other things”, Principal Investigator Dr. Anne Holohan, Trinity College Dublin, the coordinator of GAP project explains.

There are already existing games that teach soft skills, communication and cooperation, but not yet in the Peace Building context. -“And we are also interested in the roleplaying aspect, to get people play with their online character is something different from already existing games, Dr. Anne Holohan tells.

In the workshops participants were developing the design of the game

The GAP project develops an innovative game environment where Conflict Prevention and Peace Building (CPPB) personnel can experience a range of real life simulated scenarious. real life ge of real-life simulated scenarios.

The participants in the workshops were planning for example how the game is going to look like and feel like and what kind of movement there will be in the game.

Picture 1. Workshop in Leppävaara Campus

One participant of this conference was Jari Mustonen, who has worked as a peacekeeper for different operations around the world for seven years. Jari has also participated a one day workshop for GAP project before. “This is very promising project. I think gaming can be used as a tool when training soft skills. We should also always remember to include face to face communication to the training. It is great that this is not only national but international project focused on EU missions”.