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The Consul General of Finland in Shanghai hosted a dinner in celebration of the Dual Master Degree Programme in Engineering Education between Fudan University and University of Turku



On the evening of March 5th, 2014, the Consul General of Finland Marja Joenusva hosted a dinner to celebrate the success of the Dual Master Degree Programme in Engineering Education between Fudan University and University of Turku. Representatives from Fudan University, University of Turku and relative companies that were devoted to this Programme were invited.


Ms Marja Joenusva said, the Finnish Government attached great importance to the cooperative education between Fudan University and University of Turku and would provide necessary assistance for further development of this programme. Tapio Salakoski, Deputy Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, University of Turku intorduced the innovativeness of the Dual Degree Programme as well as the urgency of engineering education reform. Fang LU, Vice President of Fudan University, looked forward an excellent prospect of this cooperated programme and, representing Fudan University, gave Marja Joenusva a gift “Galloping” indicating a promising future of the cooperation between China and Finland.


This International Dual Master Degree Programme aims to reform the engineering education and cultivate talents who are suitable for the enterprise as well as the social development in the field of information technology by introducing innovative interdisciplinary research project – Capstone Project. Taking advantage of resources of Fudan University and University of Turku and meeting the needs from society and enterprises, teamwork and practice are promoted for students from different educational and cultural background in this programme. In addition, tutors with different discipline backgrounds from both universities and companies are invited to coach in the projects. For the first time running, 16 Chinese students and 6 Finnish students have been recruited to this programme.


Besides, the Finnish-Chinese Network of Excellence in Education and Research on Food Quality and Safety between Fudan University, Univeristy of Turku and Peking University has been recently started to further enhance the cooperation between the two countries.

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