Towards a new model of education cooperation with China --A solution by the Finn-Sino Education Cooperation Network. Yuzhuo Cai CEREC , University of Tampere 25.4.2014. Main topics. What is the network?
CEREC, University of Tampere
What is the network?
How can the network help overcome the current challenges faced by Finnish educational institutions in cooperation with China?
Open platform initiated by CEREC and FERC
Public funding, sponsorship, project funding
Ambition to become Nordic-SinoEducationCooperationNetwork
To provide knowledge and information about both countries’ education practices and policy development
To analyse the relevance of one's education system and education practices on the other
To facilitate and support dialogues between key actors in both field
To establish a database and network of key actors and resources in the field
To educate Finnish Chinese education expert and Chinese Finnish education expert
To team up interesting actors and apply external funding for ad hoc projects
To provide tailor-made services
To monitor the cooperation and develop quality assurance standards
Little knowledge about Chinese higher education
Ineffective approaches to promoting Finnish higher education
Lack of trust building with Chinese partners
Lack of successful experiences of developing joint degree programmes with Chinese partners and particularly education export
Lack of coordination between Finnish higher education institutions
Insufficient motivation and commitment (especially on education export)
Unclear vision on international cooperation and education export
Lack of cooperation and coordination among Finnish educational institutions at the national level
High quality research in the field by highly competent teams
Promotion of one Finnish brand and development of quality assurance system
Network building mechanisms and information sharing channels.
Studying existing cooperation cases
Problems caused by the ineffective cooperation
Stimulating national coordination trough quality assurance development: This is Finnish Education
Capacity development trough training local experts.
We are now more confident as FERC (Finnish Education Research Centre) is joining the network!