Investment in engineering education in Finland 10 Jan 2019

Normet News Release

Education of future engineers at the Savonia University of Applied Sciences in Finland is supported with a donation from international equipment company Normet. The donatation of €10,000 was handed to staff of the University by Normet CEO Robin Lindahl.

Normet CEO Robin Lindahl with Savonia Univeristy staff
Normet CEO Robin Lindahl with Savonia Univeristy staff

“Savonia University is an important partner to us,” said Lindahl, “and we want to deepen our cooperation further. In a constantly evolving world, our business also changes and develops and it is important to take care of the skills of our personnel and ensure the availability of skilled new personnel. Savonia has been involved in that process and we have hired many professional engineers with Savonia degrees.”

Principal of the University Mervi Vidgrén, was delighted with the donation, and said that engineers graduating from Savonia are desired experts in the technology industry. Mechanical engineering at Savonia University was the first engineering programme with European Union accreditation in Finland in 2014. There are only two other programmes in Finland with the same status.

Mechanical engineering studies lead to BEng Bachelor of Engineering degrees (Insinööri (AMK) in Finnish) and with EUR-ACE status it qualifies students to apply for master degree programmes in the European Union. The EU accreditation proves the high level quality of teaching and operations at the University and its EU BEng qualification is recognized as a mark of quality throughout the world.

The EUR-ACE evaluation is maintained by the European ENAEE technology organization that evaluates programmes for engineers. The status makes sure that the programme meets the quality standards of the European Union and graduates, known as European engineers, can work as chartered professional engineers across Europe.

“It is important to Savonia that businesses see us as a strong producer of experts,” said Vidgrén. “Our work is particularly beneficial for companies and organisations in the region who get the best experts for their workforce now and in the future. We are strongly involved in innovation and research and development activities of the companies we work with and this is provides a major collaborative advantage for our students in return.”


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