Capacity development program for Sino-Finnish education cooperation professionals

The capacity development for Sino-Finnish education cooperation professionals and second workshop in August 2017

Sino-Finnish Education Research Centre (SFERC) coordinated by the University of Tampere arranges a capacity development training programme (2 / 5 ECTS) for professionals engaged in Sino-Finnish education cooperation in summer 2017. Training program includes a pre-workshop essay and reading material, a workshop held in Tampere, and an optional post-workshop assignment.

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The capacity development for Sino-Finnish education cooperation professionals (PDF)
中芬教育交流 人士能力提升项目暨2017年8月第二期高级研修班 (PDF)


16.5.-16.6. Application period.
The application period has ended. 

The application period may end earlier if the maximum amount of registrations (40) is received. Applicants will be informed about acceptance to the training programme on first-come-first-served basis.

7.8. Deadline for pre-workshop assignment
Participants will be informed about the details of the pre-workshop assignment and reading material at the time of acceptance to the workshop.

23.-25.8. Workshop in Tampere, Finland


30.10. Deadline for optional post-workshop assignment


The main goals of the training programme include:

  • Increasing the understanding of Sino-Finnish education cooperation
  • Enhancing skills on successful Sino-Finnish exchange and education cooperation
  • Strengthening education exchange between Finland and China
  • Commencing new cooperation projects between our two countries.

The workshop is held in the premises of the University of Tampere, Tampere University of Applied Sciences and Tampere Adult Education Centre from 23rd August until 25th August 2017. The target group of the course are professionals who are already engaged in or who aspire to work on Sino-Finnish education cooperation. The participant quota of the training course is approximately 30-40 persons. Priority will be given to those candidates with working proficiency in English and earlier working experience on related fields.

The training course is free of charge, however, the participants must cover their own travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Those who have passed the course will receive a total of 2 or 5 ECTS depending on whether they have completed the post-workshop essay or merely participated in the workshop. Participants will also receive a certificate on Sino-Finnish education cooperation professionals’ capacity development accredited by Sino-Finnish Education Research Centre.

The training program is part of a project funded by Finnish Agency for Education. The project is a concrete activity of the education cooperation and quality assurance under the Sino-Finnish Learning Garden framework signed by Ministry of Education in China and Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland. Furthermore, the project is one of the first initiatives implemented under the Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Education Institute (JoLii), which was founded in May 2016. Sino-Finnish Education Research Centre is one of the six centres of JoLii.

The partners in the project are the University of Tampere, Tampere University of Applied Sciences and Tampere Adult Education Centre in Finland, and in China the Beijing Normal University, National Institute of Education Science (NIES), National Academy of Education Administration (NAEA), Peking University, University of Science and Technology Beijing and Jiangsu Agency for Educational Evaluation. The project has organized a similar workshop last year in Beijing.

The capacity development programme for Sino-Finnish education cooperation professionals in detail

1)Self-study period

Before the workshop, the enrolled participants are requested to read articles and other material on Sino-Finnish education cooperation and submit a 1-2 page essay, in which they reflect on Sino-Finnish education cooperation based on personal experience and pre-workshop reading material. Finished essays must be emailed to coordinator Laura Mursu ( by the deadline 7th August, 2017.

2)Workshop study period

The workshop will take place in Tampere from 23rd to 25th August, 2017. The workshop lasts three days and its learning goals include the following:

    • Understanding the background and important policies of Sino-Finnish education cooperation
    • Understanding Finnish education from Chinese point of view
    • Discovering solutions to challenges in Sino-Finnish education cooperation
    • Developing the skills and expertise of professionals engaged in Sino-Finnish education cooperation
    • Developing existing programs and starting new ones on Sino-Finnish education cooperation

The teachers participating in the workshop are professionals on Sino-Finnish education cooperation from Finnish and Chinese higher education institutions and education research institutions.

3) Optional post-workshop assignment

The participant can choose to complete a post-workshop assignment. The assignment can be completed independently or in a group. By completing the post-workshop assignment, the participant can receive 5 ECTS from the training programme.

Contact person:

Coordinator of International Education Laura Mursu, tel. +358 50 318 7831, email: