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26.2.2018 at 09.30

Soprano and Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences begin cooperating in education exports.

Soprano Oyj and Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences JAMK have signed a cooperation agreement in education exports. As a first joint project, the parties are preparing a bid for further training of teachers and improvement of vocational education and training in South America. The project is being conceptualized so that it could be duplicated in other developing countries, so in addition to South America it could be done in Africa and Asia.

The parties provide their training services in cooperation and, as much as possible, online in Soprano’s artificial intelligence learning environment. The aim is to make future education, learning, projects, tasks and tests as well as contacting the student and group work among students be done online. This is yet not quite possible, and some of the training is still done traditionally.

In addition to the qualifications and further training provided by Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences, the co-operation agreement covers all of Soprano’s training companies; Tieturi, Johtamistaidon Opisto JTO, Infor, Fintra, MIF and Informator training services in Finland and internationally.

Jussi Halttunen, Dean of Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences :

“Finnish education has a high reputation in the world. Artificial intelligence assisted online training is the future and we believe that we will do well with the quality of education in a tough international competition. In the recent years in JAMK we have invested heavily in digital channels and e-learning. In addition, we have long experience in education exports, last month we signed a major training project in Kazakhstan.”

Arto Tenhunen, Chairman of the Board of Soprano:

“Teacher training has a tremendous need in the world and it is rising in demand. According to the National Board of Education, 27 million new qualified teachers are needed every year. It’s not possible by traditional means, so online training is needed. In addition to our teacher training, our education export trips have shown that there is also demand for entrepreneurship training, ICT and health education, and graduate studies.”

Education is one of the top projects of the Finnish Government. The government has set an ambitious target of 350 million euros for education exports for the year 2018.

Soprano Oyj

Additional Information:
Soprano Oyj,
Chairman of the Board Arto Tenhunen, tel. +358 400 413314, arto.tenhunen@soprano.fi

Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences,
Rector Jussi Halttunen, +358 400 644913, jussi.halttunen@jamk.fi

Soprano Corporation
Soprano is a development company whose parent company Soprano Corporation’s share is listed on a stock exchange maintained by Nasdaq Helsinki Oy. Since January 1, 2017, the Soprano Group consists of two fully-owned business segments: the Informator Tieturi Group, a Nordic ICT training specialist, and the Finnish Management Institute of Finland MIF specializing in management and leadership. The third is reported by Soprano Oyj and its associated companies Ambientia E-Commerce Oy and Brain Alliance Oy.

In the education sector, Soprano has grown into a leading private enterprise and organization trainer in the Nordic countries. Right now, education is digitizing and moving into the cloud. Our goal is to be the customer’s most desirable partner in the development of competence and to provide the best course offerings for the client, the most sought after coaches and the latest learning environments.

Developing company Soprano Corporation is seeking new investment opportunities from the service business in industries where new digital services can generate significant added value.

Our experts serve in Helsinki, Tampere, Jyväskylä, Oulu, Stockholm, Gothenburg and St. Petersburg, through the network in dozens of countries and virtually all over the world.

Soprano Group | MIF | Infor | Johtamistaidon Opisto JTO | Fintra | Informator | Tieturi | www.soprano.fi

Learn more about our company and services:
Soprano Corporation
www.soprano.fi

Management Institute of Finland MIF
www.mif.fi
www.infor.fi
www.jto.fi

Informator Tieturi Group
www.informator.se
www.tieturi.fi




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