The first diploma of higher education students in Finland began their studies at JAMK in August.

JAMK is the only institution in Finland to pilot the new study modules designed to meet adult education requirements.

The Ministry of Education and Culture will decide whether to permanently include the diplomas of the higher education in the Finnish institution of higher education system based on the diploma of the higher education pilot project.

JAMK offers diploma of higher education training in gerontological education, procurement, HR and administration and agricultural entrepreneurship. If the students later begin studies at JAMK, their prior studies will be credited for their degrees.

“The demand for the first diploma training places was high and we could not accommodate all the applicants in the four pilot programmes,” says training coordinator and Project Manager Tytti Pintilä. Approximately 80 adults began their studies.

The first diploma of higher education students in Finland will graduate in 1.5 years, i.e. no later than by Christmas 2015. The University of Jyväskylä Educational Research Institute will monitor and assess the JAMK pilot projects and publish the first research results in early 2015.

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