International services

The student exchange and work placement activities continued to be active in 2017. More than 600 students participated in student exchange or work placement abroad through our programmes. The most popular exchange destinations were Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, France, the UK as well as Korea and China. We established new programmes in Spain and Korea. The 300 foreign exchange students added to the international atmosphere on our campuses. We celebrated the 30th anniversary of the European Erasmus+ programme by inviting students and personnel to networking events.

In teacher and staff exchange, nearly one hundred Haaga-Helia employees shared and developed their competence with European partners. We carried out pilot courses in the EU-funded Connect Intercultural Learning Network for Europe project, which will help students to strengthen their international competence. Together with the Dutch Stenden University, we carried out benchmarking of international operations, which examined the personnel’s role in the internationalisation of the University of Applied Sciences.

  2017 2016 2015
student exchange 1,047 1,086 730
Students' work placement abroad 207 206 159
Expert exchange 637 602 341


International Haaga–Helia