The higher educa­tion insti­tu­tions of Eastern Finland are inten­si­fy­ing their educa­tion export coop­er­a­tion by launch­ing the Finland Univer­sity website


The Univer­sity of Eastern Finland together with Karelia and Savonia Univer­si­ties of Applied Sciences use the well-known educa­tion export brand in busi­ness-to-busi­ness marketing.

The Univer­sity of Eastern Finland, Karelia Univer­sity of Applied Sciences and Savonia Univer­sity of Applied Sciences will intro­duce the well-known Finland Univer­sity brand in their educa­tion export cooperation.

Previ­ously, Finland Univer­sity was a joint educa­tion export company of several Finnish higher educa­tion insti­tu­tions. The company has since closed its oper­a­tions. Eastern Finnish higher educa­tion insti­tu­tions will now continue to use the Finland Univer­sity brand in their joint educa­tion exports.

The joint brand enables the Univer­sity of Eastern Finland and Karelia and Savonia Univer­si­ties of Applied Sciences to have a wider recog­ni­tion, selec­tion, and capac­ity in educa­tion exports. The joint website of educa­tion export oper­ates at the web address

The selec­tion of the educa­tion export coop­er­a­tion includes services on the themes of educa­tion, green tran­si­tion, sustain­able busi­ness, and health and well-being. The unify­ing goal is to create future research-based know-how, under­stand­ing and exper­tise on a global level and among inter­na­tional partners.

– Our goal is to expand and diver­sify educa­tion exports into a larger entity. The coop­er­a­tion and strong educa­tional exper­tise of three Eastern Finnish higher educa­tion insti­tu­tions create a good basis for explor­ing new markets. Research-based devel­op­ment of educa­tion increases the effec­tive­ness of educa­tion in the target coun­tries. Through new educa­tion export prod­ucts, we are also build­ing a new kind of research coop­er­a­tion, says Tapio Määttä, Acad­e­mic Rector of the Univer­sity of Eastern Finland.

Through Finland Univer­sity, the higher educa­tion insti­tu­tions of Eastern Finland market their services to the commu­nity and busi­ness sector (B2B) instead of indi­vid­u­als. The target groups are soci­etal actors, non-govern­men­tal orga­ni­za­tions, foun­da­tions, and compa­nies from around the world. Educa­tion export’s services extend from early child­hood educa­tion to basic educa­tion in the social and health sector and higher educa­tion, as well as contin­u­ous learn­ing. The services of sustain­able busi­ness, green tran­si­tion and health and well-being are also increas­ingly included.

– All three higher educa­tion insti­tu­tions have strong exper­tise related to the chal­lenges of climate change. Together, we can offer inter­na­tion­ally inter­est­ing and multi­dis­ci­pli­nary enti­ties that promote sustain­able devel­op­ment and the green tran­si­tion. We imple­ment the export of know-how, which is both ethi­cally and finan­cially sustain­able, states Mervi Vidgrén, Pres­i­dent of the Savonia Univer­sity of Applied Sciences.

-Coop­er­a­tion with Finland Univer­sity enables the imple­men­ta­tion of educa­tional export projects concern­ing the entire higher educa­tion sector. It also brings with it a suffi­cient pool of experts for the plan­ning and provi­sion of even more chal­leng­ing and multi­dis­ci­pli­nary projects. The economic poten­tial of the coop­er­a­tion in terms of educa­tion export is signif­i­cant, sums up the Pres­i­dent of Karelia Univer­sity of Applied Sciences, Petri Raivo.

More infor­ma­tion:

Riikka Pelli­nen, Direc­tor for Inter­na­tional Affairs, Univer­sity of Eastern Finland, [email protected], p. +358 40 355 2453

Virpi Laukka­nen, Direc­tor of Inter­na­tion­al­ity, Savonia Univer­sity of Applied Sciences, [email protected], p. +358 44 785 6018

Liisa Timonen, Head of Inter­na­tional Affairs, Karelia Univer­sity of Applied Sciences, [email protected], p. +358 50 591 3397