JAMK School of Professional Teacher Education has provided Finnish teacher education since 1962. Since 1997, the School has also provided its pedagogical expertise for the development of education systems and teacher education programmes in developing country contexts. Committed to international cooperation, the School has by today delivered development projects in various country contexts with the support of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and the EU.

Between 2020-2024, JAMK School of Professional Teacher Education provides its expertise to solve learning crisis in three country contexts.

With the support of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, our experts engage in the development of the individual and institutional capacities of Ethiopian, Nepalese, and Mozambican higher educations through three respective projects.

JAMK & international development cooperation

In all our development activities, we aim at long-lasting and locally sustainable results.

Our approach – Ensuring impact:

  • builds on strengthening local developing competences
  • commitment to sustainable and long-term co-operation
  • Alignment to the Finnish development strategy in a given country context AND the national development strategies and aims of the country
  • is based on a clearly acknowledged need in the target country
  • for feasible, sustainable results the projects are designed in close collaboration with the beneficiaries and with the support of external experts.
Our Areas of Expertise
  • Student-centred pedagogy
  • Guidance and counselling
  • Diverse learners
  • Educational technologies
  • Education and working-life collaboration


Torvinen Hannele

Torvinen Hannele

Päällikkö TKI, Head of Department R&D
AOKK T&K, Research, Development & Innovations (RDI)
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Professional Teacher Education