Su Gang Meets with the Counselor of the Ministry of Education of Finland

  • Written by Tian Yanqiong
  • Published: 2018-03-23
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On the morning of March 19, Tiina Vihma-Purovaara, the Counselor of the Ministry of Education of Finland paid a visit to UCAS at the Yuquanlu campus and met with UCAS Vice President Prof. Su Gang.

Su Gang extended his warm welcome to the Counselor, and then introduced the management philosophy of UCAS highlighting the fusion of education and scientific research as well as acknowledging a number of newly established colleges founded on this philosophy.

Vihma-Purovaara gave a presentation about higher education and the research sector in Finland, emphasizing the reforms undertaken in recent years by its universities and state research institutes. She then expressed her hope that the internationalization of both China and Finland be further accelerated through a more thorough personnel exchange.

Afterwards, both parties compared notes on topics such as international student programs and university-industry cooperation. They agreed that signing a Memorandum of Understanding on Scientific Cooperation between Universities Finland UNIFI and UCAS should be put on the agenda.

Further reading:

Education in Finland is an education system with fully subsidized meals served to full-time students. The present education system in Finland consists of daycare programs (for babies and toddlers) and a one-year "pre-school" (or kindergarten for six-year-olds); a nine-year compulsory basic comprehensive school (starting at the age of seven and ending at the age of sixteen); post-compulsory secondary general academic and vocational education; higher education (University and University of applied sciences); and adult (lifelong, continuing) education. The Finnish strategy for achieving equality and excellence in education has been based on constructing a publicly funded comprehensive school system without selecting, tracking, or streaming students during their common basic education.