WHO WE ARE
Helsinki International Schools (HEI) was co-founded by University of Helsinki and experienced educational and design experts. Embracing the Nordic values of accessibility and openness, we want to make first-class early childhood education available globally. This is made possible through a scalable, easy-to-implement franchising model, offering the curriculum, teacher training modules, a design concept for learning environment as well as carefully-selected learning materials. The model is based on the proven and tested Finnish educational approach and Nordic heritage respecting high quality every-day design.
Finnish education is based on research orientated approach and creative high level teacher performance. University of Helsinki as a founder and shareholder of HEI Schools is one of the advantages differentiating HEI Schools from other early education providers. Because of the direct university link, we are able to constantly develop and test our research-based pedagogical model based on principles of Finnish early education and primary education.
The cornerstones to all that we do
University of Helsinki as FOUNDER and shareholder.
HEI Schools model for international preschools and primary schools is developed in cooperation with the University of Helsinki and based on principles of Finnish early education and primary education.
The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest university in Finland. It has repeatedly been ranked among world's top universities. The Department of Teacher Education of the University of Helsinki is the most versatile unit providing teacher education in Finland.
CHIEF EXCECUTIVE OFFICER, FOUNDER
One of the three founders of United World College in Mostar 2006 which has to date offered international education for over 600 students. Adjunct professor, State Secretary for Education 2013-15.
HEAD OF PEDAGOGICAL CONTENT, CO-FOUNDER
A professor of education, with special reference to early childhood education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki.
HEAD OF CONCEPT
& BRANDING, CO-FOUNDER
Brand and marketing strategist with deep experience in brand building and customer experience both in Finland and internationally.
HEAD OF DESIGN, CO-FOUNDER
Strategic thinker and creative. 15 years of experience in brand building, marketing
and creative direction.
HEI board members
CEO and chair of board of several major national and international companies including Sokos and ABN AMRO
CEO, Helsinki University Innovation Services
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