Finnish delegation at USU
On October 30, USU welcomed a delegation of city officials, business and community leaders from Seinajoki (Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland), who came to Ulyanovsk region on a four-day visit to explore prospects for cooperation.
Among the group members were President of the Southern Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce, Pertti Juhani Kinnunen, and Chair of the Russian-Finnish friendship society, Heikki Rajala Mauno.
In the previous two days the guests had met the governor of Ulyanovsk region, Sergey Morozov, and the mayor of Ulyanovsk, Sergey Ermakov.
During the meeting in the USU rector’s office, attended by several university administration members, the parties discussed the possibility of establishing academic exchanges between USU and Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences.
The prospective Finnish partner institution enrolls about 1400 students but offers programs in fields as varied as forest management, IT, psychotherapy, economics, among many others.
The parties agreed to develop a memorandum of understanding to be signed by USU and University of Seinajoki in the near future. It will initially target EMBA students from both institutions providing them with new study abroad opportunities.