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Webinars and Trainings for Higher Education Experts

The higher education expert training seminars and workshops address different themes relevant to the internationalization of Finnish higher education, and global higher education and exchanges.

Posterisessio: Miten vastaanotamme kansainvälisiä osaajia korkeakouluissamme?


Fulbright Suomi -säätiö piti korkeakoulujen kansainvälisten asioiden kevätpäivillä Seinäjoella posterisession kansainvälisten osaajien laadukkaan vastaanoton ja isännöinnin merkityksestä.

Tackling Global Challenges: Science Diplomacy In Fulbright Exchanges

June 2, 2023

A session focusing on Fulbright and science diplomacy at the 75th anniversary conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Washington, D.C. 

Understanding U.S. Higher Education System and Its Current Trends

May 3, 2023

In this training, you will learn about U.S. post-secondary education system in its diversity and gain an understanding of the higher education institution accreditation practices as well as how U.S. institutions compare to one another. Also, the current hot topics at U.S. universities and colleges are discussed. The program highlights student experience in a U.S. university as well as how Fulbright Finland Foundation programs, services, and partnerships can be utilized to expand U.S. exchange opportunities. As an institution case example, you will be introduced to Villanova University.

Capacity Building Workshop: Championing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for International Student and Scholar Integration

March 24, 2022

This interactive workshop aims to support Finnish higher education institutions in their efforts to create safe, inclusive and welcoming spaces for international visitors. How can we champion diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to warmly welcome international students and scholars and facilitate an overall empowering cultural exchange?

Internationalization of Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era

June 9, 2021
May 5, 2021
April 15, 2021
March 9, 2021
February 9, 2021
January 14, 2021
December 10, 2020
November 9, 2020

The U.S. Department of State’s USA Study Abroad branch, the Fulbright Finland Foundation, and the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) organized a global webinar series "Internationalization of Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era" with eight sessions between November 2020 and June 2021. Over 1 400 attendees from 67 countries participated in the series. All sessions are available on YouTube

The aim of the series was to raise awareness of the changing landscape of U.S. study abroad and international education, to strengthen foreign institution’s hosting capacity for U.S. students, and to increase participation in higher education strategic partnerships and engagement with U.S. university counterparts. The series aimed to pave the way for long-term collaboration between higher education institutions around the world with those in the United States to increase and diversify American study abroad, as well as faculty exchanges for research, lecturing, and partnership building.

Workshop on Best Practices in Hosting U.S. Students and Visiting Scholars

August 20, 2019

The workshop brought together hosts of U.S. students, teachers and scholars from Finnish HEIs, and provided them with an opportunity to share and discuss best hosting practices. The workshop was facilitated by an experienced administrator in the internationalization of higher education, Leasa Weimer, Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Fulbright Finland Foundation.

IIE Generation Study Abroad International Symposium (GSA)

September 16-20, 2018

Fulbright Finland Foundation partnered in the IIE Generation Study Abroad International Symposium (GSA) in Helsinki on September 2018. This was the first GSA Symposium taking place outside the United States. The Symposium aimed to help U.S. and Finnish institutions in their partnership building efforts to increase student mobility.

Fulbright Finland Capacity Building Workshop on Establishing Partnership Agreements with U.S. Universities to Increase Student Mobility

March 14, 2018, Paasitorni, Helsinki

The workshop aimed to help Finnish higher education institutions in their efforts to establish and maintain well-functioning partnership agreements with U.S. universities, and to increase student and staff mobility between Finland and the U.S. A reception hosted by the Finnish Ministry for Education and Culture concluded the workshop program. 

Fulbright Capacity Building Workshop: Fulbright Center Services & Attracting U.S. Students to Finland

April 6-7, 2016, Hakaniemenranta 6, Helsinki

This two-day workshop introduced strategies to help Finnish universities to better attract American students by discussing their perspectives and motivations for study abroad. The first day focused on the internationalization services provided by the Fulbright Finland Foundation, while the second day centered specifically on attracting U.S. students to study in Finland.