On August 29, 2017, the VIP day of the Finnish pavilion EXPO 2017 took place in the VIP hall of the Finnish pavilion EXPO 2017 – Clean Technologies. The theme of the program is “Finnish education in the field of clean technologies, promoting the concept of a green economy.” The seminar was attended by Finnish Ambassador in Kazakhstan, the Kazakh-Finnish Education and Innovation Group (KFEIG), Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Lahti University of Applied Sciences (LAMK), Financial Center Astana, NAO Holding Kasipkor, Nazarbayev University.
During the meeting topical issues of the Kazakh-Finnish cooperation in the field of clean technologies and green economy were raised.
First Ambassador of Finland in Kazakhstan Katya Karppinen spoke about relationship of Finland and Kazakhstan. This year marks 25 years of diplomatic relations between two countries. The Finnish universities cooperate with the universities of Kazakhstan in the field of medicine, energy, the Bolashak program.
Manager for Global Education Servicesб, JAMK Universities of Applied Sciences Heikki Poas spoke about the work of the KFEIG Consortium, about cooperation with Kazakhstan’s medical universities, and talked about key indicators of cooperation.
Director on investigations, innovations in the sphere of Cleanteach, Lachty University of Applied Sciences (LAMK) Katie Maskinen talked about clean technologies and a green economy in Finland with the example of Lahti: electric vehicles, garbage processing technologies, slag emissions, waste management in the circular economy.
Harri Matilla – Senior Lecturer of Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) spoke about projects on capacity development, cybersecurity, individual training courses. Director of JAMK of the University of Applied Sciences Pasi Raiskimaki told about industrial engineering laboratories of energy technologies.
Dastan Khusainov – employee of the service of development of the scientific and innovation system of Nazarbayev University made a presentation “Innovative cluster NURIS: business campus Astana”. He spoke about the elements of the cluster: the university, schools, commercialization offices, technology park, business incubator.
Asel Nurakhmetova, the director of the Department of Green Finance of the International Financial Center, spoke about the work of the Astana financial center, the work of the investor council, and the “green economy”.
Yernur Rysmagambetov, head of the Professional Development Bureau of the International Financial Center Astana, spoke about the structure of continuing education in Kazakhstan, and programs for obtaining certain skills.
Nurgali Arshabekov, Chairman of the Board of the NJSC Holding Kasipkor, talked about the Holding activity directions, the implementation of national programs, the renewal of TVET educational process content, the improvement of TVET teaching quality, the enhancement of TVET prestige and effectiveness, about activities in 2017, TVET system actualization and development tasks. He also answered to questions of his Finnish colleagues about the “green” economy, about the development of educational programs.
At the end of seminar, discussion about Kazakh-Finnish cooperation opportunities in the field of education of clean technologies and green economy was held.