A major Chinese corporation becomes a HAMK customer
At the end of last year, Häme University of Applied Sciences tailored a training programme for the senior management of Shaanxi Coal and Chemical Industry Group in Finland. The topics were sustainable development and renewable energy. The training was carried in cooperation with HAMK’s network partners.
Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) has strengthened its position in the Chinese market as an international expert on sustainable development and renewable energy. The Chinese corporation Shaanxi Coal and Chemical Industry Group brought their senior management to Hämeenlinna in November 2018. The training focused on strengthening the company’s already strong expertise in renewable energy production, the industry’s development prospects and the related public guidance and regulations, at both Finnish and EU level.
The following network partners of HAMK were part of the training team: Ruukki Construction, Valmet, Oilon, Robocoast and LUKE. The training’s key contents were management, sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. The University’s facilities in Hämeenlinna, as well as facilities offered by the network partners were used as learning environments. Customers were also introduced to Finnish culture.
Feedback from the customers was encouraging. The training inspired them to develop the renewable energy industry in China in the future. The tailored training content, visits, and the extensive network of Finnish partners that were involved strengthened Finland’s and HAMK’s position in the Chinese education market. HAMK is the first and only Finnish university organisation with SAFEA authorisation in China. This enables HAMK to negotiate directly and bilaterally with the People’s Republic of China.
The Shaanxi Coal and Chemical Industry Group is a corporation operating in the coal and chemical industry. The company is ranked 294th on the world’s TOP500 companies list and it employs some 136,000 people. The training lasted two weeks. According to China’s National Energy Strategy and the BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) project, companies are moving to use low-carbon, green energy in a sustainable way.
The training was provided through the SAFEA Overseas Training Program Contact and Cooperation System (OTCO).
Maaret Viskari, Manager, Global Education HAMK, tel: +358 50 352 9513, email: firstname.lastname@example.org