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Western Europe: Spotlight on schools

   Oct 04, 2021
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With campuses in four cities in Finland, Novia University of Applied Sciences adopted a multidisciplinary approach with a focus on the working life in all its degree programs. The university, which has partnerships in China, leads in specialist fields, like Sustainable Coastal Management and Energy Technology. Its students become part of a tight-knit community where their learning and success in the workplace are priorities.

Novia President Orjan Andresson

Location: Vaasa, Turku, Raseborg and Jakobstad

No. of students: 4,000 (total) / 400 (international)

Top programs: Sustainable Coastal Management, Energy Technology, and Nursing

Phone: +358 (0)6 328 5055




The country s second-largest applied science university, Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) prepares each student for a global career. Through its partnerships with business and industry, TAMK believes international cooperation can solve the several problems facing the world. The university also ensures that students feel like they are a valuable member a multi-cultural family, whose well-being is a priority.

Tampere University President and CEO Tapio Kujala

Location: Tampere, Finland

No. of students: 10,000 (total) / 633 (international)

Top programs: BA Environmental Engineering, BA Software Engineering, BA International Business

Contact Person: Mrs. Tanyu Chen




The University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki) offers the highest education in fine arts, music, dance and theatre in an inspiring, multidisciplinary environment. Uniarts Helsinki - which consists of the Academy of Fine Arts, the Sibelius Academy and the Theatre Academy - strives to be an open meeting place for all artists and a critical community that welcomes both experts of tradition and bold modernists.

Location: Helsinki, Finland

No. of students: 1,889 (total) /300 (international)

Top programs: Live Art and Performance Studies (Master), Fine Arts (Bachelor and Master), Classical Music Performance (Bachelor and Master)

Phone: +358 294 47 2000




Among the oldest of its kind in the Nordic region, Hanken School of Economics is one of only 54 triple-accredited business schools in the world (EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA). It offers a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration taught completely in English. The two-year program, which made it to the annual Financial Times ranking, provides students with excellent career development opportunities, as well as a chance to live and study in the happiest country in the world.

Location: Helsinki, Finland

No. of foreign students: 88 (Masters) / 50 (PhD)

Top programs: International Strategy and Sustainability, Marketing, and Humanitarian Logistics




One of France’s elite “grand écoles,” Telecom SudParis, trains tomorrow’s top engineers in the broad fields of digital sciences and technology to  become builders of the information society. Its engineering programs provide solid grounding in high-level research and are coupled with training in project management, entrepreneurship, and internationalization skills, as well as a wealth of opportunities for internships with prestigious industrial partners.


Location: Evry and Palaiseau, France

No. of students: 1,000 (total) / 300 (international)

Top programs: Data Science, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, High-Speed Networks, Industry 4.0, Finance, E-Health

Phone: +33 1 6076 4480




EDC Paris Business School has solidified its reputation as a top business management school since its founding in 1950. For more than 70 years, the state-recognized school has built partnerships with many universities around the world and has attracted a growing number of foreign students.

Location: 74-80, rue Roque de Fillol, 92800 Puteaux - France

No. of students: 1,900 (total)

Top programs: Grande École Program (5 years, 18 specializations); Bachelor of Management (3 years, 3 specializations); Master of Science (2 years, 18 specializations); All offered in French only, English only, or bilingual.

Phone: +33 7 60 43 67 44 (Grande École Program) / +33 7 60 43 71 46 (Bachelor s Program) /(Master of Science Program)




Located in one of Europe’s oldest learning centers, Webster University in Leiden offers an American-style education. With students and faculty coming from around the globe, it has created an enriching atmosphere that encourages learning inside and outside the classroom. Having acquired a global mindset, the university’s graduates have secured work in top companies in the Netherlands and around the world.

Location: Leiden, the Netherlands

No. of students: 300 (total) / 250 (international)

Top 3 Programs: MBA, B.Sc. Business Administration, and B.A. International Relations

Contact Person: Jamie Wu




Invest in your future. Choose a study programme at a top-rated school in the Netherlands: Tio University of Applied Sciences. Every business and hospitality study programme at Tio has consistently been rated as the best in the Netherlands for many years. Choose a bachelor or an MBA program at Tio to give your international career a headstart. Tio will become your home away from home.

Location: Tempelhofstraat 5, 1043 EA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Contact person: Mr. Arthur Teeuw

WeChat:.. Tio .. Holland Tio University

Phone: +31 (0) 30 – 7 999 000




Warwick School was founded in 914, making it one of the oldest schools in the UK. We are a leading independent day and boarding school for boys aged 7-18, set on a beautiful 50 acre site. High academic achievements, together with outstanding pastoral care and exceptional co-curricular provision make Warwick School a wonderful place to be educated.

Warwick School Headmaster James Barker

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

No. of students: 57 (foreign) / 49 (Chinese)

Top programs: A-level and GCSE programmes

Contact person: Admissions Team

Phone: +4419 2677 6414



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