Finland University is starting cooperation with the Brazilian Anima Education
The University of Tampere will start offering studies in university pedagogy in Brazil next week. The training pilot is the first step in the educational cooperation of Anima Education and Finland University whose cooperation agreement was signed last March when a delegation from Finland University visited Brazil.
“This is a great start for Finland University in Brazil. Anima is a very highly esteemed partner and we hope to start a fruitful and long-standing cooperation with them,” says Pekka T. Saavalainen, CEO of Finland University.
The aim is to extend the cooperation with Anima Education and the negotiations to do so will begin in August during the next visit of the Finnish delegation to Brazil.
Anima is one of the largest private higher education providers in Brazil with 79,000 enrolled students on 18 campuses in different parts of the state of Minas Gerais and São Paulo. Anima has three university centres (UNA, UniBH and Unimonte) and two colleges in the cities of Betim and Contagem.
The first programme is organised for forty teachers
Forty higher education teachers from the Anima organisation will participate in the first training programme. On 21-24 August, the first contact teaching sessions and the launch of the programme will be organised in Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais.
Lecturers Johanna Annala and Terhi Skaniakos will mainly be in charge of the programme and they, too, are very excited about the new venture.
“I am eagerly awaiting our new partnerships and sharing knowledge. I am positive that both they and we will gain new insight on university teaching and the directions in which it should be developed,” Annala says.
Significant cooperation for Anima
Finland University is Anima’s first Finnish cooperation partner so Anima is very happy about the new project.
“Cooperation with Finland University is an important milestone for Anima,” says Daniel Castanho, president of the company.
“We want to build the capacity of our teachers in order to be able to provide even better education at our institutions. We are proud to cooperate with Finnish educational experts and hope that this is the start of long-term cooperation,” Castanho continues.