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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…

Smart Solutions from Finland in Ho Chi Minh City

As part of the Week for Ho Chi Minh City Innovation, Startup and Entrepreneurship (WHISE 2018), celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Vietnam – Finland Diplomatic Relations, the Embassy of Finland in Hanoi and the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee co-organise the event “Smart Solutions from Finland” on 18 October, 2018. The event took place…

Finnish education conference held in Kuala Lumpur

Finland and Malaysia are connecting and collaborating to drive education forward. Mr. Olli-Pekka Heinonen, DG at the Finnish National Agency for Education, Opetushallitus – Utbildningsstyrelsen visited Kuala Lumpur on 17 October, where the Education Ministry, with the cooperation of the Malaysian International Islamic University, organised a seminar on the Finnish Education System, held at the…

Finnish Teacher Education Forum, Educa Thailand

On 17 October the Embassy of Finland in Bangkok attended the international seminar at Educa Thailand 2018. Two Finnish experts shared their knowledge on stage. Sanna Vahtivuori-Hänninen from the Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland spoke about ’New Learning Environments and Digitalization Government Program for Education 2015-2019 Key Projects on New comprehensive school’. Later Professor…

Raising kids abroad requires a plan

Moving abroad with young children forces parents to take deliberate choices about their child’s upbringing that parents not living abroad do not have to think about. Two parents being aware of this are Hanna Tjernberg and Emma Campbell from Sweden, who raise their preschool kids in Thailand. Moving with kids to a new country can…

Jönköping University: Cross-functional learning, international campuses, work placement

Promoting education in connection to the ‘Swedish Education & Career Days’ held in Bangkok, Jönköping University (JU) is not only one of Sweden’s most international universities but also one the most forward-looking globally. The quite remarkable fact is that JU is almost alone in offering the studies and work placement combo. “The uniqueness is that…

University in Singapore receives millions to attract Swedish scientists

Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has received S$9m to attract top young scientists from Swedish universities. The donation comes from The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, a private financier of research in Sweden, and the money will be used to establish a new postdoctoral fellowship programme at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore). The new programme…