Recognising the importance of the global exposure to our current education system, MET Institute of Management organised a ‘Mixer for Finnish Higher Education’ event on 18th April 2023. The same was held at the MET Convention Centre. The event drew participation from various Institute Delegation, Indian Education Professionals and members of the Finland Alumni Network in India. The event provided a platform for the Indian and Finnish Institutes to form valuable connections for the greater good of the education system and the Institute as a whole.
The Mixer event commenced with the welcome address by Dr. Swati Lodha, Director, MET IOM followed by the Trustee’s address by Mr. Pankaj Bhujbal, Trustee, Mumbai Education Trust who introduced the Institute, its working and values to the various Finnish educational heads present delving a bit deeper on MET’s faculty and student initiatives.
The welcome address was followed by the opening address by H.E Erik af Hällström, Consul-General of Finland in Mumbai. Mr. Hällström briefed the representatives present on various opportunities that lie in Finland and also the vision of Finland with respect to innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.
The event also included addresses by the representatives from the Finland Alumni Network in India, Ms. Rhythm Bhatia and Mr. Ashwin Sivakumar. The two alumni discussed their journey and learnings from Finnish exposure and briefed on their entrepreneurial journey.
During the event representatives of various participating higher education Institutes namely Aalto University, Centria UAS, Haaga-Helia, Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), Satakunta University of Applied Sciences: SAMK, University of Eastern Finland, University of Oulu, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences (VAMK) and University of Turku briefed the audience present on their respective institutes and initiatives for further collaboration in areas of student participation, upskilling, collaborative research, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. The closing remarks for the event were given by Mr. Harri Hälvä, Senior Marketing Specialist - Study in Finland, Finnish National Agency for Education who introduced the functioning and the opportunities that Finnish higher educational institutions have to offer.
The Mixer event ended with a fruitful networking and dinner party with all representatives of the Indian and Finnish Institutions.