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EF chooses HEI Schools as their teacher training partner

EF, the international education company, selected HEI Schools, a Finnish early education company, as their trusted teacher training partner for an early education pilot program in China. 

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Children and teachers enjoy circle time at HEI Schools on a daily basis
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Together, We Are Stronger - The HEI Schools Global Community

At HEI Schools, we’re united by one thing: a passion for early childhood education. This common goal has brought us together with like-minded people around the world and helped us create a wonderful community, which is ...

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HEI Schools on CNN — HEI Schools

We were honored to be featured in the following CNN article on April 5, 2019.   Can happiness be exported? One Finnish school believes so. By Lianne Kolirin, CNN (CNN) - Finland has emerged as the happiest nation in the ...

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HEI Schools and SEGi University and Colleges to begin a collaboration

  HEI Schools, a Finnish early education company, and SEGi University and Colleges in Malaysia have signed an agreement to cooperate in developing SEGi’s Early Childhood Education Teacher Diploma program in Malaysia. ...

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HEI Schools to collaborate with the City and University of Helsinki

HEI Schools is starting a collaboration with the City of Helsinki and the University of Helsinki in a kindergarten in Jätkäsaari, a neighborhood in Helsinki. The goal of the collaboration is to further develop the ...

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HEI Schools receives €2 Million investment

We are very happy to announce that HEI Schools has received €2 million investment from Practica Capital and Tesi in its latest funding round. The money will be used to continue building and strengthening the growing ...

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The Finnish education company will be opening its first Learning Center in Bangkok in 2021. This will be the first of two HEI Schools opening in partnership with the local team, Children Must Play Co, Ltd.
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HEI Schools expands into Thailand

The Finnish education company will be opening its first Learning Center in Bangkok in 2021. This will be the first of two HEI Schools opening in partnership with the local team, Children Must Play Co, Ltd.     Helsinki ...

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Nami Island Arts and Education Inc. and HEI Schools celebrate the signing of HEI Schools Nami Island
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HEI Schools to open HEI Schools Club on Nami Island, Republic of Korea

From left: Mr. Fred Minn, CEO, and Ms. Ellen Chang, Chief International Liaison of Nami Island Arts and Education Inc., Ms. Inkeri Mentzoni, Director of Sales, and Mr. Heikki Vartia, Sales and Partnership Manager of HEI ...

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HEI Schools opens a preschool in Cairo with Finnish educational model

Laura Kansikas-Debraise, the Ambassador of Finland in Cairo (fourth from right) opened the HEI Schools New Cairo preschool on Sunday, August 16th, 2020 together with HEI Schools New Cairo CEO & Business Development ...

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University of Helsinki’s Educational Sciences Ranks 23rd in the World

We are proud to announce that our shareholder and partner, University of Helsinki, has been ranked 23rd in the world for Educational Sciences in the 2020 QS World University rankings. This is the third consecutive year ...

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Mr Mohamed Farid, Mr Eero Väisänen, Ambassador Petri Puhakka, Ms Mardhiah Zain, Ms Syahirah Hanim Jermadi, and Mr Heikki Vartia
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HEI Schools Expands Into Malaysia with Curriculum Partnership

Pictured left to right: Mr Mohamed Farid, Mr Eero Väisänen, Ambassador Petri Puhakka, Ms Mardhiah Zain, Ms Syahirah Hanim Jermadi, and Mr Heikki Vartia. Helsinki International Schools Group (HEI Schools), a Finnish ...

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HEI Schools is a HundrED Global Innovation for the third time in a row!
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HEI Schools again recognized as HundrED Innovator

HEI Schools is excited to announce that it has once again been selected by the global education nonprofit HundrED, in its third global innovation collection, HundrED 2020, highlighting 100 of the brightest innovations ...

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HEI Schools to expand in Saudi Arabia

Press release The Finnish educational company to open three Finnish-based schools in the Kingdom: Riyadh in 2020 and Jeddah & Dammam in 2021 Helsinki International Schools (HEI Schools), a Finnish company backed by ...

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HEI Schools chosen as finalist for Fast Company's Award 2019

PRESS RELEASE April 8th 2019 Selected from over 2,000 entries, HEI Schools was named a finalist for its impactful work globalizing Nordic wellbeing through education. Fast Company Media is an international leader in the ...

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HEI Schools and Kide Science join forces to globalize early education

PRESS RELEASE March 15th 2019 HEI Schools, a Finnish early childhood education (ECE) company delivering the acclaimed Finnish model to early education ECE operators worldwide has just teamed up with Kide Science to ...

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HEI Schools named top-100 in global education

The Finnish-based preschool model was selected from over 1,000 participants as one of the most innovative educational platforms in the world. World renowned education nonprofit HundrED (hundred.org) has selected HEI ...

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Kuwait and Saudi Arabia join the global network of HEI Schools in 2019

We are excited to announce the opening of two new HEI Schools in 2019. Kuwait City, Kuwait and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will join our global network bringing a new geographical area and culture to our HEI Schools community. ...

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Expansion of the HEI Schools network in China

With a new multi-unit contract signed, two new HEI Schools in Chengdu and Shanghai are confirmed to open in the fall of 2019. This is an extension to the HEI Schools China family with schools already in in Guangzhou and ...

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HEI Schools Wins 2 Gold Awards and a Grand Prix

HEI Schools, with an international concept in early childhood education, was awarded two Gold Awards (Best Product and Best Service) and the Grand Prix prize of the whole competition at Vuoden Huiput (vuodenhuiput.fi), ...

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HEI Schools to receive investment from EQT for international expansion

Helsinki International Schools Group (HEI Schools) and Finland’s largest private preschool operator Touhula, owned by EQT, join forces to bring Finnish early education to international markets. Helsinki International ...

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HEI Schools Opens in Australia in Autumn 2018

HEI Schools has signed a franchising agreement with University Preparation College in Australia about establishing and operating kindergartens in Australia. The first pilot kindergarten is planned to open already in ...

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Children created spaces with HEI Schools in Helsinki Design Week

HEI Schools participated Helsinki Design Week with a creative space design workshop in September. Children were inspired and encouraged to build and shape spaces based on their own wishes and perspectives.   When adults ...

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HEI Schools’ first teacher training for Chinese team was a success

10 Chinese Teachers from HEI Schools’ first pilot project in Baotou participated in teacher training in Finland between May 14th - June 14th. The training was conducted together with the team of early childhood ...

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Prototyping, testing and building HEI Schools Learning Space!

We are proceeding with full speed with our learning space concept. Design work has reached prototyping and testing phase before drawings are flown to China to be build to our new brilliant HEI Schools Baotou ...

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Helsinki University Makes an Additional Investment in HEI Schools

In February 2017, the Helsinki University Funds made an additional investment in the HEI Schools. The Helsinki Innovation Services (HIS), which focuses on the commercialization of scientific research, is strongly ...

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HEI Schools To Cooperate with the Chinese Academy of Science

In March 2017, HEI Schools signed a letter of intent with a kindergarten chain owned by the Chinese Academy of Science. The cooperation aims at strengthening the HEI Schools' kindergarten model, teacher education and ...

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