FINNIPS – The power of network cooperation

  • Internationalisation of Higher Education Handbook
  • Publication date
    July 2015
  • Topics
    • Partnerships and networks

Internationalisation of Higher Education Handbook, issue 3, 2015

The Finnish Network for International Programmes (FINNIPS) is a cooperation body which, in 2015, brought together 21 Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) and over 50 of their English- taught degree programmes. This article describes the purpose and functions of the FINNIPS network and discusses the various dimensions and benefits of the cooperation that the network generates for the higher education institutions involved. It discloses the practices agreed upon and implemented within the international degree programmes’ admission and selection process, as well as in student recruitment and marketing. Moreover, the article will shed light on the joint efforts aimed at the development of international degree programmes and learning environments in a broader sense.

This article was published in Issue 3, 2015 of the Internationalisation of Higher Education, an EAIE Handbook. From 2011–2015, the EAIE was the Editor of Internationalisation of Higher Education Handbook, published by Raabe Academic Publishers (Berlin). The EAIE holds joint copyright of all 2015 articles with DUZ Verlags- und Medienhaus GmbH.

— Author: Riikka Vanhanen

Table of contents

1. Universities of Applied Sciences in the Finnish higher education system 50
2. FINNIPS brings together UASs’ international degree programmes 52
3. Entrance exams outside Finland: actors in cooperation 56
4. Joint efforts in marketing and development of international education 62
5. Considering prerequisites and challenges of network cooperation 65
6. The power of cooperation 67
7. Current issues in the Finnish higher education scene: the future lines of cooperation 69

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