Finland University is proud to announce the start of training cooperation with Anima Education of Brazil, under which Finland University with the University of Tampere will provide the Anima university teaching staff with a Diploma programme in University Pedagogy.

Anima and Finland University signed a co-operation agreement on the 9th of March 2017, when the FinUni delegation visited Anima's group leaders in Sao Paulo. This programme will be Finland University’s first project in Brazil. Anima is one of Brazil’s largest private organisations of higher education, both in terms of revenue and number of enrolled students.

”We at Finland University are honoured and very excited to partner with Anima, a leading esteemed institution in higher education in Brazil and plan to build a long-lasting and fruitful cooperation with Anima”, announces Pekka T. Saavalainen, CEO of Finland University.

For Daniel Castanho, President of Anima Educação, “this partnership with Finland University is an important milestone in improving our teachers’ capabilities, which should further expand the reach of the high-quality education offered by our institutions. Moreover, we are honoured to sign this co-operation agreement, as it stands as a great opportunity to strengthen our alliance with this University. We are certain that the partnership will be fruitful and long-lasting, with excellent results for everyone”.

The programme will run from August 2017 to February 2018 in Belo Horizonte for 40 university teachers from Anima’s institutions. The Programme will be led by Adjunct Professor Dr Johanna Annala of the University of Tampere.

Anima Education

With over 79,000 students enrolled in classroom courses at 18 campuses – located in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo – Anima is one of the largest private organisations of higher education in Brazil. The institutional network of Anima consists of three University Centers (UNA, UniBH and Unimonte) in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo, and two Colleges in the cities of Betim and Contagem (Minas Gerais). Based on the yearly IGC ranking released by the Ministry of Education (MEC), two of Anima’s institutions (UNA and UniBH) have been among the top three private University Centers in the state of Minas Gerais since 2010.

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