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Competence development and international networks

Ade Adewoye built himself a versatile study entity including parts of the offerings of other YUFE universities. The European Universities Initiative enables the building of international networks already during one's period of studies.

Adewoye, who is from Nigeria, is studying in the Master's degree programme in Learning, Teaching and Counselling in Intercultural Context at the University of Eastern Finland. When considering his study place, he became interested in the University of Eastern Finland, mainly because the University offers extensive expertise in teacher training and subjects of continuous learning.

With the help of his Faculty's YUFE Coordinator, he added studies to his study schedule which were made possible by the YUFE cooperation. The Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) network is a European university alliance that allows students to choose study offerings of other member universities for their studies. Adewoye seized this opportunity, as well.

– I became interested in YUFE because it allowed me to take courses of other European universities and meet people from different countries, he says.  – Applying was easy and was done online.

The aim of YUFE's networking-like operations is to find new innovations through cooperation and to build competitiveness and a more cohesive Europe. Through YUFE, students can also network internationally with other students.

– I hope to develop my expertise and pedagogical skills using the numerous innovative learning platforms used by YUFE member universities. I believe that as the YUFE network grows, the opportunities it offers to students will increase, says Adewoye. – New programmes are being developed, and in order to expand my own knowledge base, I will certainly apply for them.

Ade Adewoye
– The experience has been enriching. Completing special courses related to vocational education and developing professional competence has been very rewarding, Adewoye says.