The first Master’s degrees completed in Vietnam, new programmes about to start
The University of Tampere increases its international educational exports. Educational exports have begun with made-to-order programmes offered jointly with Vietnamese universities.
The School of Management at the University of Tampere organised a two-year Master’s programme in public sector economics at the state-owned National Academy of Public Administration in Vietnam. The programme was concluded in August when 38 Vietnamese students received their Master’s diplomas in a ceremony in Hanoi.
The School of Management has now concluded preliminary agreements with four other Vietnamese universities for exporting educational know-how in administrative sciences. Co-operation is also being developed in research and student exchange.
In future, the University of Tampere will engage in educational exports in its own key areas, such as public administration and finance, health sciences and extension studies for teachers.
– We intend to build a few Master’s and extension study programmes which we will then start to market, says Vice-Rector Harri Melin of the University of Tampere.
Educational exports help the University to become more international and to develop its activities. Financially speaking, the exports are rather small-scale.
– Educational exports are still a new thing for all Finnish universities, Melin says.
The School of Management gained valuable experience of how to design international Master’s programmes, from the education that they arranged abroad.
– The numbers of international students are growing all the time. We can make the English language education available also in Finland, says Lasse Oulasvirta, Professor of Financial Administration and Public Sector Accounting.
For more information please contact
Harri Melin, Vice-Rector, tel. 050 420 1526, e-mail email@example.com
Markku Sotarauta, Dean, School of Management, tel. 040 190 4004, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Press release from the University of Tampere 24.9.2012