International Talent Programme starts this autumn

International Talent Programme starts this autumn

This autumn Hanken launches an initiative to bring leading Finnish companies and international students together. The aim is to create an internationalisation programme that benefits all parties.

The intention of the International Talent Programme is to place international talents at the companies’ disposal and simultaneously increase the students’ knowledge of Finnish business life and improve their employment prospects in Finland.

Minna Martikainen, Dean of Education and one of the initiators to the programme, sees that both the students, companies and Hanken can gain significant benefits through the initiative.

- Our international students get hands- on experience of a company’s business. At the same time, they can offer insight into their home markets. As for Hanken, we will take the needs of the export companies into consideration when choosing targets markets for student recruitment, she explains.

Hanken has a long tradition of both internationalisation and collaboration with companies.

- The International Talent Programme combines these to founding pillars of our activities. By bringing universities together with companies and other organisations, we can create new knowledge that benefits the corporate world and create unique study experiences for our students, says Rector Karen Spens.

The programme has already engaged selected, leading companies such as Fazer, KPMG, PwC, StoraEnso and Wärtsilä. The experienced business profiles Ole Johansson, Anne Brunila and Henrik Steinbrecher works as patrons of the initiative.

- Without international competence, it is impossible to make it globally. This is why this type of initiatives are crucial for the competitiveness of Finland. I hope that even more companies open their eyes to the possibilities that lay in collaborating with universities, says Ole Johansson.

Read more about the programme here!

More information:

Minna Martikainen, Dean of Education

Erik Lund, Head of Corporate Relations and Career Services