The first episode of ‘This is Finnish Education Video Series’, which was produced by the Sino-Finnish Education Research Center (SFERC), coordinated by the University of Tampere (UTA) and Beijing Normal University in China, was first released during the visit of Mrs. Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, the Minister of Education and Science of Finland, to Beijing, China on 9-10 October 2017. The video was received with much enthusiasm. Many in the audience said that the message of the video is clear and inspiring and that they were looking forward to the next episodes.
On October 10 2017, Mrs. Sanni Grahn-Laasonen and the Finnish delegation visited Beijing Normal University, one of the coordinating institution of SFERC. Dr. Yuzhuo Cai, Adjunct Professor from the Faculty of Management, UTA, as the director of the SFERC, and Dr. Jun Teng, Associate Professor from Beijing Normal University, introduced SFERC and its core activities to Mrs. Sanni Grahn-Laasonen and the Finnish delegation. The first episode of ‘This is Finnish Education Video Series’ was also shown at the Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Innovation Institute (Jolli), and presented to Mrs. Sanni Grahn-Laasonen and the Finnish delegation.
A selected section of the video was also broadcast on Channel 1 of the Chinese Education Television. Soon the full version will be launched online on different platforms for the public in both Finland and China.
Text: Gaoming Zheng, Yuzhuo Cai
Photos: Gaoming Zheng