Penang-based Disted College and long-established Finnish institution of higher learning Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) recently.
The collaboration is aimed to enhance the activities and joint efforts that can contribute to cultural enrichment and scientific progress for both institutions. These include:
• exchange programmes involving students, faculty and staff;
• transnational education experience study tours;
• collaborative research and development projects;
• collaborative development of educational programmes; lectures, seminars and workshops; and
• exchange of academic information and materials.
The MoU also potentially paves the way for the establishment of a Finnish Degree transfer programme, the first of its kind in Malaysia. Meanwhile, it facilitates the groundwork, assisting Disted students in pursuing a diploma programme locally, before proceeding to a Haaga-Helia degree programme, either locally or at the Finnish university campus.
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