In 2014, JAMK concluded a cooperation agreement with Beihua University. Nurse training and nursing teacher training were launched in the autumn.

In autumn 2014, JAMK began training 82 nurses at Beihua University in China. A third of the training, comprising 14 courses, are implemented in the form of contact teaching by JAMK teachers at Beihua or and as online learning using the JAMK learning platforms.

The cooperation agreement also includes three training courses for the local nursing teachers, implemented at JAMK. Beihua University will select the teachers to be sent to JAMK from among 40 candidates. In the next three years, a total of six teachers will be trained at JAMK.

Cooperation with Beihua University, located in the Province of Jilin, has been built over a long period of time. The education export agreement concluded between Educluster Finland and Beihua University in March 2013 is an important opening into the Chinese education market. The high quality of JAMK's education and the extended experience in the provision of nursing education in English made the agreement possible. The nurse training launched in the autumn is the concrete beginning of more extensive cooperation in the future.

Beihua University also has an academic cooperation agreement with the University of Jyväskylä. An option in the agreement also includes expanding the cooperation to other key competence areas of JAMK and University of Jyväskylä, such as completing a Master's degree programme at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä.