Share Paper: From the Top of the World: A Presentation Examining Efforts to Internationalize Finnish Vocational Higher Education

  1. Julia Sergeeva, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  2. Mark Curcher, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Wednesday, October 29 4:00-4:30 PM Southdown

Abstract: The Finnish education system continues to receive attention due to its ranking in various international measures. As a result the Finnish government has established initiatives to promote Finnish education in international markets. This presentation examines the global education initiatives of Tampere University of Applied Sciences as it seeks to internationalize and commoditize a number of programs to the global education community. The presentation will examine a range of online and blended education programs offered to participants in Russia, the Middle East and Brazil. It will describe the challenges of globalizing and commoditizing education and the strategies employed to overcome these ...