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Minister of Education Henriksson to visit India on 16–20 October

Ministry of Education and Culture
Publication date 13.10.2023 15.25
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Minister of Education Anna-Maja Henriksson will visit India on 16–20 October to promote the export activities of Finnish education operators and to meet Indian ministers and education authorities. The visit will focus on comprehensive level and upper secondary vocational education in the three southern states of India, which have shown a clear interest in Finland: Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. India, which has recently become the world’s most populous country, is developing its education sector and is therefore an interesting partner for Finland.

The purpose of the visit is to deepen the existing cooperation in education projects and to support their operations and export efforts. In addition, initiatives to develop vocational education cooperation will be taken to support further vocational education carried out within the framework of attracting and employing skilled workers and experts from India in the needed sectors in Finland.

During the visit, Henriksson will attend the continent’s largest education fair, Asian Summit on Education and Skills, which brings together ministers and experts from Asia and beyond. Minister Henriksson will deliver one of the opening speeches at the event. 

She will also visit the Didac India education fair in Bengaluru to support the activities of Finnish education export companies. An event for Indian students will also be organised in Bengaluru in cooperation with Study in Finland (Finnish National Agency for Education) and Business Finland. 

During her visit, Henriksson will meet ministers of education from India’s central government and the states. 
Several members of a Finnish-Indian higher education network will participate in the trip. The network serves as a cooperation platform for Finnish education sector operators and their Indian partners.

Inquiries: Alexander Junell, Special Adviser, tel. +358 295 330 055

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