2.3.2018

Director General Heinonen visits China to discuss educational cooperation and business

Mr Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General for Finnish National Agency for Education, will visit Shanghai and Hong Kong with a Team Finland business delegation March 5–9, 2018. During the visit, the delegation will meet with both private and public sector organisations.

The delegation’s visit is a continuation to the visit Finland’s education minister Ms Sanni Grahn-Laasonen made to China in autumn 2017. The visit is part of the operations for Education Finland, a national government-level programme aimed at boosting Finnish education export.

The delegation comprises twelve companies and organisations representing various branches of Finnish educational solutions: learning environments, digital learning solutions, education tourism, learning contents, early childhood education and care, and higher education.

During the visit, the delegation will meet with both private and public sector organisations, such as Shanghai Education Council and Hong Kong Education Bureau. Also, as a new approach the Finnish organisations will meet Chinese educational investors.

Further information

Dr Lauri Tuomi
Programme Director for Education Finland
tel. +358 (0)29 533 1667

Educationfinland.fi

Education Finland is a governmental cluster programme supporting the best educational providers in their growth on international markets. The programme is coordinated by Finnish National Agency for Education. Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment fund the programme, and there is a strong link to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and embassies around the world. The programme collaborates with Business Finland and its trade offices globally.

Members selected for the programme are given the opportunity to use a label indicating official membership. Members represent educational institutes on all levels of education as well as private companies.

Mr Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General for Finnish National Agency for Education, will visit Shanghai and Hong Kong with a Team Finland business delegation March 5–9, 2018. During the visit, the delegation will meet with both private and public sector organisations.