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Haaga-Helia School of Vocational Teacher Education exports education abroad. We offer also programmes in English to become a teacher in the vocational education sector, as well as, pedagogical extension studies in English.

Education export

Since 2007, education export has been a major part of the activities of Haaga-Helia School of Vocational Teacher Education. In recent years, vocational teacher education has been exported to countries such as South Africa, Colombia and Uruguay.

Since 2015, vocationals teachers have been trained in Pretoria, South Africa, from the Vocational Teacher Education Programme of Finnish Touch. In 2019, the collaboration took a new direction when Haaga-Helia started Training the Trainers Programme, where participants become teacher trainers.

In education export, teacher training is work-life oriented. Teacher students are encouraged to collaborate with the working life and develop training in their home countries. Future-driven learning is also important. The latest modern tools and pedagogical methods are used in teaching.

Partner universities

Haaga-Helia School of Vocational Teacher Education has partner universities in countries such as  South Africa, South Korea, Austria, Germany and Estonia. Major partners are: 

  • Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), South Africa
  • Chungnam National University, South Korea
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich, Austria
  • University of Paderborn, Germany
  • University of Tartu, Estonia

Other international activities

The internationality is also reflected in the teaching college's RDI activities and student/staff exchanges. Students may apply for an exchange at Erasmus universities or acquire an exchange university themselves.

RDI projects at the Haaga-Helia may include international activities that can be accepted as part of the vocational teachers' studies.

You can also study Vocational Teacher Education Program in English. Each year, about 20 new teaching students start in the Vocational Teacher Education program.

Erasmus and other student exchanges, contact: Sini Bask, tel. 029227586, e-mail

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