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Ambassador of Denmark attends educational meeting in Myanmar

Myanmar National Education Policy Commission invited John Nielsen, Ambassador of Denmark to Myanmar to the meeting taking place around 4-8 February 2019. During the meeting, the Ambassador and representatives from Education Policy Commission were discussing the issues and challenges toward an educational sector in Myanmar. The Ambassador also highlighted the way Denmark can do to enhance…

Finnish Ambassador attends exchange student’s orientation in Indonesia

Jari Sinkari, Finnish Ambassador to Indonesia visited an exchange student’s orientation organized by a Finnish company, Asia Exchange at Udayana University, Indonesia on 1 February 2019. At the ceremony, the Ambassador along with Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Wyasa Putra, Deputy Rector for Planning, Cooperation and Information and a batch of 100 students from all around…

Finland’s new education expert resource for Southeast Asia

As Finnish education and know-how has increasingly become an export product, paired with rising start-ups within edutech going international, Finland’s Ministry of Education has strengthened its presence in the Finnish embassies with specialist positions, one appointed to Singapore, Education and Science Counsellor Anna Korpi. Covering Southeast Asia she is especially tasked to make Finland’s higher…

Helsinki promotes start-ups, business investment in and via Singapore

Following the ‘Meet Finland in Singapore’ week that took place during the Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology 2018 (SWITCH), and also included Helsinki’s very own Slush tech start-up event concept (held for the third time also in Singapore), the Finnish organisers’ initial evaluation in a press release was positive and upbeat. They said that…

Swedish Embassy to support English language teaching in Vietnam

The Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi and the Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training have signed an agreement to boost cooperation in teaching and learning English in higher education in the 2018 – 2020 period. The agreement fouses on encouraging the cooperation and exchange of experiences in training English, promoting English proficiency evaluation and English…

Annual European Higher Education Fair held in Indonesia

European Higher Education Fair 2018 was held in Banduing on 8 November, Jakarta during 10-11 November and Yogya on 13 November. The Embassy of Finland in Jakarta team was delighted to see the great amount of interest and good questions about studying in Finland. The embassy also held a presentation about Finnish higher education. European…

Finnish children’s science academy entered Malaysia and Singapore

Finnish children’s science academy ‘Kide Science’ in October signed an agreement with the Singaporean Edufarm Learning Center.   Teacher training is to commence in November, with the first students set to arrive at the start of 2019. This new deal follows the opening of the world’s first Kide Science centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in…

Lego Education offers progress learning in Chinese schools

LEGO Education is offering a new and more progressive way of learning science and technology, engineering and math for the millions of students in China, in a US$ 500 billion education market and US$ 12 billion toy market. The exciting Lego schools are visited by curious children, who wish to learn by playing and supported…

Hong Kong and Finland want to increase education cooperation

The government of Hong Kong and Consulate General of Finland have expressed wishes to increase cooperation between the two countries in education, innovation and technology. Chief Secretary of Hong Kong Special Administrative Regions (SAR) Matthew Cheung wants to increase cooperation between Finland and Hong Kong in education, innovation and technology as well as further youth…

Finland-Vietnam signed innovation, science, technology MoU

On 16 October, at the Vietnamese Headquarter of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam and the Ministry of Economy and Employment of Finland. Attending the signing ceremony were Minister of Science and Technology, Finnish Economy Minister Mika Lintilä, Finnish…