Success stories

Why choose us?

EduExcellence expertise covers wide range of disciplines, processes and models utilized by the world known Finnish pedagogical approach.

  • Tools and methods to support your educational transformation
  • Close integration of work life and education for development of regions
  • The best Finnish education and learning methods for reskilling your workforce
  • Implementation flexibility to adapt our offerings to real local needs
  • Supportive cutting edge technology for scalability

Our global success stories
demonstrate the impact of our services




National Training Service, Colombia 2014

In 2014 Colombia’s National Training Service (SENA) chose Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and its School of Vocational Teacher Education as its partner to organize a vocational teacher education programme for their teachers. Colombians valued the Finnish model for its capability to combine both academic and professional education and for its understanding of the requirements of working life. Also the quality of the teacher education and pedagogical expertise mattered.
“I think it was a good experience to work together with the Finnish experts, it is important for us to focus on in team work and especially learn to work together” said Sergio Bermúdez, teacher from the region of Antioquia.


Universidad Autónoma de Manizales, Colombia 2017

The Finnish education model - Team work in Teaching and Learning - is an example of flexibility and collaborative approach and famous for developing teachers into education professionals. For these reasons the Univesidad Autónoma de Manizales settled an agreement with the University of Applied Sciences Haaga-Helia on a Vocational Teacher Education programme.
“I believe that the message is the importance of working in teams, neither learning nor teaching are individual activities, but collective, the knowledge is generated and used socially " says Patricia Castrillón Arias, coordinator of the Project Unit.


Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa 2016 - 2019

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences School of Vocational Teacher Education has been training teachers of Tshwane University of Technology (Pretoria, South Africa) faculty in higher education pedagogy. The aim is to train 150 faculty members for modern pedagogy.


The China-Finland Center of Exellence, China 2014

The China-Finland Center of Exellence in Vocational Education in Shanghai invited Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences to implement pilot training program in vocational teacher training.


Educational System Development

Sistema Nacional de Educatíon Terciaria, Colombia 2016 - 2017 

The Colombian Ministry of Education is developing the country’s higher education system through an ambitious programme SNET (El Sistema Nacional de Educatiòn Terciaria). Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences has participated in this initiative in two phases.

The Finnish education expert conducted international validation on the development of technology institutions  and trained 28 pilot institutions in Colombia. Many of the recommendations have been put into practice.


Entrepreneurial skill development to increase employment in South Africa, Tshwane University of Technology, 2018 -

 Tshwane University of Technology and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences are collaborating to implement Haaga-Helia Startup School programme. This project includes content design and implementation of a new entrepreneurship module, education of entrepreneurial skills, teacher exchange and R & D projects. The new entrepreneurship program empowers students to start new businesses.




Chongqing University of Science and Technology, China 2018 -

Chongqing University of Science and Technology (CQUST) have collaborated to implement Aviation Business Bachelor’s Degree programme in Chongqing. The programme started when a group of teachers from Chongqing came to Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and started shadowing Haaga-Helia Aviation Business teachers.


University of Mondragón in Queretaro, México 2018 -

University of Mondragón in Queretaro México is implementing Dual Degree International Business Degree with Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. The students specialize in customer relationship management and supply chain management and studies take place in México, Finland, Brazil and China. The students will gain a Finnish Degree from the programme.


The Institute of Tourism Studies, Malta 2016 -

The Institute of Tourism Studies in Malta contracted Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences for the delivery of a Top-Up Program for Teachers in Culinary Management and for Thesis Shadowing Program, the joint delivery of a Hospitality Management B.A., which combines the first country-wide Recognition of Prior Learning process.