Global cooperation to develop rehabilitation

Our global work advances sustainable development and the most important international initiatives to develop the field of rehabilitation.

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It is estimated that 2.4 billion people in the world today would benefit from rehabilitation but access to quality of rehabilitation is limited.

The Institute of Rehabilitation is increasingly known expert organization related to multidisciplinary rehabilitation. Our strong focus is on development of education, continuous learning and research, development, and innovation activities (RDI) that create impact, not only in Finland but globally.

Traditionally our international focus has been more on European level co-operation and in selected locations globally, mainly in Japan and North America. However, as we continue looking new ways to contribute towards Sustainable Development Goals, we are also building new strategic partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa, Central- and Southeast Asia.

It is estimated that 2.4 billion people in the world today would benefit from rehabilitation but access to quality of rehabilitation is limited. As a leading institute for multidisciplinary rehabilitation in Finland, we are excited to share our expertise and learn from partners all over the world. Together we can address rehabilitation worker shortages as well as co-creating new evidence-based innovations around rehabilitation.

We are always ready for new research, development and innovation related initiatives and consortiums.

How could we co-create with you?

The Institute of Rehabilitation is in position to provide high level expertise and services for different needs and contexts.

Our consulting services can include, for example:

  • Situation assessments, feasibility studies and evaluations
  • Human Centered Design in multidisciplinary rehabilitation
  • Designing use and scale of digital rehabilitation to different needs
  • Education related development, e-learning and tailoring of different continuous learning courses etc. 

Contact for global cooperation

Kari-Pekka Murtonen

Asiantuntija, Specialist
HYVI Kuntoutus- ja sosiaaliala, Rehabilitation and Social Studies
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies
+358503526606

Mirja Immonen

Johtaja Kuntoutusinstituutti, Director Institute of Rehabilitation
HYVI Kuntoutus- ja sosiaaliala, Rehabilitation and Social Studies
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies
+358405478949