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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…

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…