After Orientation Day, Pilot project of Finnish Education Center(FEC) has organized a training day at VLU

(Admission Office – Văn Lang, 30/08/2018) - On 21st of August, 2018, the Pilot project of FEC has organized an Orientation day, which is part of a series of collaborative programs between Van Lang University and four universities of applied sciences in Finland, at room 5.1- Campus 3- Van Lang University..

In May, 2018, Van Lang University and four universities of applied sciences in Finland including the University of Applied Sciences Helsinki Metropolia (Metropolia), the University of Applied Sciences Kajaani (KAMK), the University of Applied Sciences Haaga -Helia (Haaga-Helia) and Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (JAMK) signed an agreement to establish the Finnish Education Center (FEC) in Ho Chi Minh City (the pilot phase from 5/2018- 6/2019)

The Finnish Education Center is based at Van Lang University campus 3. One of the main objectives of this project is to develop and implement the transfer programs for Vietnamese students who wish to study and get a diploma from one of the applied sciences universities of the Finnish Association..

vlu pilot project  001Orientation Day organized by FEC project at Van Lang

Representatives of the Finnish Education Center (FEC) and the Board of Van Lang University excitedly shared with students the objectives of the program during the Orientation Day. Representatives from FEC exchanged with the trainee including Mr. Jari Poikonen - Project Director from Finland; Mr. Harri Halva - Representative of the Finnish Consortium; Mr. Mika Lackman - Representative of Viope Educational Software Company. Associate Professor Ph.D Tran Thi My Dieu- rector of Van Lang University; Mr. Vo Van Tuan- price principal; Dr. Ngo Minh Hung- the head of the International Cooperation and Scientific Research Division also chaired the program.

 Orientation Day is the opening event of the Finnish education program at Van Lang, which assists students of Van Lang in general and students from other universities to have better understanding about the transfer program for Vietnamese students who wish to study and get a diploma from one of the applied sciences of the Finnish Association(FEC). During the event, professionals shared, introduced and answered students ‘questions about the transfer procedures to Finland after one year studying in Viet Nam and also the visa applications and estimated costs ……

vlu pilot project  002Representative of the Finnish Consortium, Mr. Harri Halva (right) is presenting the study program, the Study Guide and the policies.
Representatives of Viope Educational Software Company, Mr. Mika Lackman (left), instruct students to use technology platforms to study and log on student accounts.

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Dr. Ngo Minh Hung - Director of the International Cooperation & Scientific Research Department of Van Lang University is introducing the Van Lang Education City - where the Pilot Project of the Finnish Education Center will be based and implement the training program.


vlu pilot project  5The FEC Project Practitioners are using the platform, log in the student account and navigate the platform in the lab with the help of Finnish teachers.

The first 16 practitioners passing the registration and the examination successfully have been enrolled to the pilot project of FEC. The training program which was held on 24th of September, 2018 received great support from Van Lang University and high appreciation from the Finnish Representative.

As planned, FEC has offered 8 full scholarships (100 million VND / each) for Van Lang University students and 15 scholarships (50 million VND / each ) for the Finnish Technology Program (Finnish program in Vietnam).

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On the event of Orientation Day, representatives from Finland also visited Van Lang University Campus 3. The experts highly appreciated the architecture and facilities of the new campus and hope to cooperate with Van Lang in the upcoming years, to help students of Van  Lang have more opportunities study in the advanced training environment of Europe.

Writer: Ngọc Thi
Photos: Nguyen Linh
Translated by: Pham Thi Hoai

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