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Finnish Envoy gave a talk at Singapore Chinese Girls’ School

On the morning of May 22, Paula Parviainen, Ambassador of Finland to Singapore along with Anna Korpi, Counsellor of Education and Science paid a visit to the Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, a-120-year old School for girls located in Bukit Timah, Dunearn Road Singapore. The visit was made as a part of “World Readiness Conversation” and…

EU Comes to Singapore’s School

“EU Comes to Your School” launching event was organized on May 13, 2019 at the Ministry of Education Language Centre in Bishan, Singapore. The project was presented to promote 21st century proficiencies by enhancing global awareness and cross-cultural skills amongst Singaporean students to teach them to appreciate different cultures and languages through the diverse cultures…

Finland’s Ambassador talked on Malaysia’s education reform

Petri Puhakka, Finland’s Ambassador to Malaysia had an interview with BERNAMA, Malaysia’s international news service on several mutual matters concerning educational system in both countries as well as new Malaysian government under the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. Governing Malaysia for one years since 2018, PH coalition seemed to have a strong interest in Finland’s education…

Shaping the future in Thailand’s education

Finnish-educated Thai scholar-turned-politician Kunthida Rungruengkiat sets her eyes on the horizon to benefit Thai teachers and students It has been almost 20 years since Kunthida Rungruengkiat, deputy leader of Future Forward Party (FFP), had her first educational experience in Finland as an exchange student. At the time she was just 16 years old. “The days…

The “Finnish Experience” for Malaysian teachers

The “Finnish Experience”, a two-day programme for Malaysian teachers was held in Taiping, Malaysia from April 24-25, 2019. Attended by 278 teachers from public and private education sectors, with a majority of them from Perak and Kuala Lumpur, the programme intented to provide teachers an opportunity to experience and study the factors making Finnish teaching…

Angry Bird’s developer to teach in Indonesia’s Business Program

Peter Vesterbacka, a Finnish Angry Bird game’s developer will take a part as a mentor of Bali Business Foundation Program, co-organized by Asia Exchange (AE), Finnish study exchange provider in Indonesia and Indonesia’s Warmadewa University (WU). Scheduled to start in September, the program aimed to provide both exchange and domestic students the opportunities to learn…

EU donated EUR 221 million to education in Myanmar

European Union supported education in Myanmar with EUR 221 million to provide equal acesses to better quality education for all Myanmar students. The donation ceremony was officially held on 21 March 2019 in the presence of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, EU Ambassador Kristian Schmidt, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Planning and…

FORSK visited Swedish Embassy in Bangkok

The Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok received a visit from FORSK, the section in charge of research at Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) on 12 March 2019. The reason of the visit from FORSK was to team up with the Embassy to attend the seminar supported by Sida on SHAPE-SEA: Strengthening Human Rights and…

Singapore’s politician visited Finland on educational summit

Indranee Rajah, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Finance and Education, attended the 9th International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) in Helsinki, Finland. Held from 14-15 March 2019, the ISTP intended to assemble ministers and authorities from countries and regions that have “high-performing or rapidly improving school systems” as…