We continued with our exchange programmes as far as possible, while considering safety aspects. Due to the pandemic, there were 50% fewer students going abroad and 25% fewer incoming students than the previous year.
We developed virtual courses for the students of our partner universities to make up for the restrictions on travel. Our students were also offered the opportunity to take online courses in the partner universities. As we transitioned to remote studies, all of our services were transformed into online services.
At the end of the year, Haaga-Helia was granted the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, ECHE, which is a prerequisite for us participating in the Erasmus+ programme’s new season (2021–2027). We prepared for our new Erasmus+ programme season and the renewal of our European partner universities’ agreements by conducting a comprehensive partner analysis.