H.E. Zahoor Ahmed, Ambassador of Pakistan to Sweden and Finland, visited leading universities and education institutions in Turku, Finland on Monday November 7, 2022. He was accompanied by Mr. Sair Khan, Consular Attache at the Embassy of Pakistan in Sweden and Mr. Wille Eerola, Hon. Consul General of Pakistan in Finland.

Thank you all for your valuable time and interesting discussions!

Lunch meeting hosted by Mr. Hannu Immonen, Head of Vocational Training of city of Turku. (From right: Mr. Antti Kaskinen, CEO of Finnish Global Education Solutions, Mr. Wille Eerola, Hon. Consul General of Pakistan in Finland, Mr. Hannu Immonen, Head of Vocational Training of City of Turku, Ms. Piia Elo, Deputy Mayor of City of Turku, Mr. Kalle-Antti Suominen Vice-Rector of University of Turku, H.E. Zahoor Ahmed, Ambassador of Pakistan to Finland and Sweden, Mr. Pekka Hänninen, Dean, Faculty of Medicine at University of Turku, Mr. Sai Khan, Consular Attache at Embassy of Pakistan in Sweden, Ms. Marleena Tuuri, Project Manager at Turku Vocational Institute (TAI).

Visit included meetings with representatives of Turku University of Applied Sciences, University of Turku and Turku Vocational Institute (TAI) and also visits to several learning environments.

Meeting at the Turku School of Economics for cooperation with the leading Pakistani business schools. (Mr. Majid Aleem, Mr. Sair Khan, H.E. Zahoor Ahmed, Mr. Peter Zettinig, Mr. Wille Eerola, Mr. Muhammad Sufyan)

Turku, the biggest city of students in Finland, and also the oldest city of Finland, is home of various top level educational institutions and world’ class research. plenty of topics and collaboration opportunities were discussed during the day, encouraging also more Pakistani students to consider studying for Masters and Ph.D studies in Turku, in the fields of IT, medical, nursing, chemistry and business administration.

Vesa Taatila, Rector of Turku University of Applied Sciences and H.E. Zahoor Ahmed.

Visit to learning environment of construction studies where students are building complete houses as part of their studies.

Ambassador also visited the construction TVET side of Turku Vocation Institute TAI, who is already running joint-diploma programs on hospitality management with NUTECH in Pakistan, and in talks on launching first construction sector skills training programs in Pakistan.

Further visits made to Game Lab and and Health Technology Research Lab of Turku University of Applied Sciences.

Visit to Turku Game Lab at University of Applied Sciences. Mr. Mika Luimula, Research Group Leaders shared some of the future views of virtual learning environments with the delegation.

Ms. Ms Elina Kontio, Ph.D, Principal Lecturer, Research group Leader of Health technology Research Lab share some of the latest trends in the field.