Finland University, joint entity of four leading Finnish universities,  strengthens its commitment to the education sector in Brazil: Mr Jarkko Wickström joins Finland University as representative in Brazil and Latin America starting 1 September 2018.  

Jarkko Wickström has studied and worked in Brazil since 2001 and has strong connections to its education sector, e.g. in 2016-18 he was the Coordinator of the Embassy of Finland in Brazil for promoting education and science collaboration between Brazilian and Finnish education institutes.

"Brazil is implementing massive reform programs in both basic and higher education. Finnish experience has been proven very helpful for these programs. Finland University is already running capacity building and education programs with leading university groups in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin Amerca, and we are in dialogue with many others ", says Pekka T. Saavalainen, CEO of Finland University.

”Finland University represents the best of Finland´s university sector – it combines the powers of four leading institutions that represent 40% of Finland university capacity. I am very enthusiastic about this new opportunity to build in new role the growing collaboration between education sectors in Finland and Brazil, and later elsewhere in Latin America”, says Jarkko Wickström.

”We are very happy to welcome Jarkko Wickström to the Finland University team. Jarkko brings unique qualities that strengthen our position in the education market of Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America. With him on board we are able to better identify current and emerging education needs and respond with program offering that is well targeted to match the clients' needs”, says Saavalainen.


Further information: Pekka T. Saavalainen, CEO, Finland University, tel: +358 40 6850717


Finland University is the international education brand, and marketing and sales company of four leading Finnish research universities: University of Eastern Finland, University of Tampere, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. All universities are in the top 2% of global university rankings.

Finland University provides the degree programmes and professional development programmes of its member universities to individuals and institutions worldwide (universities, government ministries and agencies, foundations, companies). 

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