Metropolia University of Applied Sciences signed on Wednesday, 30.9.2015 a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation with Bahraini Princess Noora Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa.
The content of the memorandum covers the sale of degrees, customized continuing education, consultation services, as well as RDI (research, development and innovation). The next phase of the cooperation agreement will be negotiated between Princess Noora and Metropolia next week in Bahrain.
Metropolia’s Business Services, MCreO, has a special interest towards Bahrain, as it has a long history of formal education and a strategic location as an active gateway to the GCC countries.
"This an important opening for Metropolia. We have built a confidential cooperation relationship with Bahrain, which is the basis of the undergoing negotiations now”, says Director Katri Luukka. ”Our strength is our extensive educational offering, including years of experience in English Degree Programmes. Our staff also has extensive, solid expertise and pedagogical know-how, as well as enthusiasm for developing new concepts”, Luukka summarizes.
H.H. Sheikha Noora Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa is a young successful business woman, owner of Educational Institute in Bahrain and 16 other Companies, in diverse sectors across the GCC Countries. Recently, Her Highness obtained an approval for establishing a private university in Bahrain. Her Highness is very much interested in the Finnish Education System and in mutual cooperation opportunities with Metropolia UAS in this regard.
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Director Katri Luukka ja Princess Noora.
Photo: Oskari Wäänänen, Valovirta