Finnish research and education expertise is in high demand. Finland University offers various types of trainings for professionals from around the world. One of the newest courses was held in Saudi Arabia to support Saudi Mission 2020 strategy where entrepreneurship and innovation have a central role.

In a week-long workshop organised in November 2019, university teacher Sanna Ilonen and university lecturer Joachim Ramström from the University of Turku trained around 160 teachers and members of staff of the Saudi Arabian Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University to incorporate entrepreneurial thinking and innovation education in the university’s study programmes. The objective in Saudi Arabia is to create new entrepreneurial and innovation courses to be included in various different study programmes.

In addition to organising the workshop, Ilonen, Ramström and Key Account Manager Ari Koski participated in an international panel discussion on Finnish education success in entrepreneurship and innovation.


Saudi Arabia delegates study in Finland


Workshop in November 2019 was a continuation to a workshop organized in 2018. The objective is to continue the collaboration to offer participants competence and opportunities to engage in entrepreneurial activities.

The full interview can be found here


Additional information on the programme:

Ari Koski, Key Account Manager, Finland University, ari.koski@finuni.fi


Finland University is a consortium jointly owned by four leading Finnish research universities: Tampere University, University of Eastern Finland, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. The purpose of Finland University is to combine the best knowledge and expertise in these universities in order to create learning solutions for students and professionals from around the world. Our customers include educational institutions, governments, companies, NGOs, foundations, and public and private organisations of various kinds.

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