Helsinki, 24/04/2024 – In a landmark event for international education, Alexander College, Cyprus, and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland, are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This ceremony, held at the Metropolia University headquarters in Helsinki, marks the beginning of a promising long-term partnership.

The MoU was signed by Riitta Konkola, CEO of Metropolia University, and the management team of Alexander College, under the leadership of Professor Metanious Halabi, Director of Alexander College. Eng. Risto Vahanen, Chairman of the Finnish Consortium for International Education (FCIE), also attended, endorsing the initiative.

During the signing ceremony, the CEO of Metropolia University, expressed her happiness with this significant milestone, which marks a major step forward in the internationalization of Finnish higher education. She highlighted the partnership as an important achievement that enhances Metropolis’s global educational engagement and opens new avenues for collaboration and academic excellence.

The Director of Alexander College said “We, at Alexander College, highly appreciate and recognize the importance of the Finnish educational system in the domain of higher education. Especially, when there’s an active ongoing link that encourages the collaboration between Cyprus and top European educational institutions and universities such as Metropolia University.”

The Chairman of FCIE said “From the inception of this collaboration, the FCIE has been the driving force in identifying and uniting Metropolia University and Alexander College. We took the initiative to not only find the right partner but also to facilitate every step towards the realization of this Memorandum of Understanding. This partnership embodies our commitment to fostering international educational exchanges that are rich in innovation and opportunity. As we celebrate this milestone, we are reminded of the transformative power of education in connecting worlds and creating futures. FCIE is thrilled to have spearheaded this venture and will continue to support its evolution and success.”

Finnish education is renowned worldwide for its innovative and student-centered approach, consistently ranking among the top education systems globally. This collaboration not only opens new avenues for students in Cyprus to access top-tier educational programs but also sets a benchmark for international educational standards and cooperation.