Press Release

Helsinki, 17.4.2018

Soprano Oyj
and Savonia University of Applied Sciences have signed a five-year agreement on education export cooperation. Cooperation begins with Savonia’s continuing education, aiming to improve the level of education in developing countries in Africa, Asia and South America in the agricultural, water and energy sectors.

The parties provide their international training services in co-operation. The goal is to make theoretical training, practical projects, tasks and contacts with the student as much as possible online training in Soprano’s artificial intelligence learning environment. In addition to continuing education, the parties will begin Savonia’s English Master’s Degree Program in the Digital Health program to be adapted to the online digital training format.

In addition to Savonia’s qualifications and continuing education, the cooperation agreement includes the Soprano’s six business schools; Tieturi, Leadership Training JTO, Infor, Fintra, Management Institute of Finland MIF and Informator, training and professional qualifications in Finland and internationally.

Principal Dean of Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Mervi Vidgrén:

In recent years, Savonia has invested in digital solutions that enhance learning and new international curriculums. Now with the development of artificial intelligence, training can be provided more and more online. Foreign students no longer need to come to the site to study, but a high level of education can be organized over the Internet. I believe this will further increase international interest in Savonia’s educational offerings.

Arto Tenhunen, CEO of Soprano:

With artificial intelligence and advanced analysis, we are able to increase student motivation, reduce interruptions and improve learning outcomes. In cooperation with universities, we are now developing more attractive training programs and generic content that can be scaled to international markets. Finland’s good reputation as education and contracting partner will help export efforts.


Soprano Group

Additional Information:

Soprano Oyj, CEO Arto Tenhunen, tel. +358 400 413314,
Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Dean/ CEO Mervi Vidgrén, 044 785 5001,