Through education, research and development, Haaga-Helia prepares professionals for business and services. We offer our students a versatile choice of studies, great opportunities for specialisation, high-quality education in Finnish and English, and wide business networks even during the studies.

Our approximately 10 500 students and almost 700 employees base their activities on highly advanced national and international expertise.

Haaga-Helia is part of the Finnish public educational system. It is privately run but steered and co-funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

Our fields of education are business, hotel, restaurant and tourism management, information technology, journalism, management assistant training, sports management and vocational teacher education.

Meet the Gritlies from Haaga-Helia

Annariikka, Catherine and Päivi

At the present time, there are twenty-four public vocational training centres that form part of the Ikaslan Association.

Ikaslan aims to help its partners achieve their common objectives and to seek out new solutions as needs arise. In the same manner, there should be a focus on optimising the added value of services provided to these partners in as far as possible.

To this end, Ikaslan seeks to identify interest groups and to cultivate close relationships with them.

Ikaslan Gipuzkoa must continue to remain a benchmark for quality and innovation for the Public Vocational Training Colleges, working with a flexible approach to address new situations as they arise.

Meet the Gritlies in Basque country

Amaia, Rosana and Mikel

Tartu Kutsehariduskeskus / Tartu Vocational Education Centre is the largest vocational training centre in Estonia offering different types of vocational training to over 3000 students in vocational education and additional 3000 adults participating in different professional courses annually.

The school in its present form was created in 2002 by combining 4 different education providers in the city of Tartu, but through these organisations we trace our history back to 1922.

Our goal is to train skillful masters through focusing on practical skills and offering training to different groups of people. For that we have modern training and recreation facilities in two campuses in Tartu city, Kopli and Põllu street.  We develope the training curricula together with our partners from the business sector. By now the school has obtained full national accreditation in 16  curricula groups from the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research.

Meet the Gritlies from Tartu Vocational Educational Centre


University College Ghent (HOGENT) consists of three faculties – Education, Health and Social Work; Science and Technology; Business and Information Management –, a School of Arts and a supporting Service Centre. Its 24 departments are responsible for 41 study programmes based on eight campuses in Ghent, Aalst and Melle. HoGent counts 14,000 students and 1,800 members of staff, including over 200 researchers in national and international research projects.

HOGENT aims for excellence in education, research, services to society and artistic practice. Through the competence of its staff and graduates and the valorization of its research, HOGENT seeks to advance a critical, creative and open society.

With its up-to-date, relevant and diverse range of courses, HOGENT is a broad gateway to higher education. In addition to professionally focused bachelor’s programmes and bachelor’s and master’s programmes in the arts, it offers graduate courses in higher vocational education.

HOGENT’s programmes are designed in close interaction with the world of work and are characterized by a practical and professional orientation. Teaching has a strong focus on interdisciplinarity, teamwork, and societal relevance.

Omnia is a multisector education provider and regional development center. We offer innovative learning environments and beneficial partnerships both in national and international education development projects.

Internationally, we specialise in capacity building projects within the K-12 and vocational education and training sectors as well as mobility. We host and send abroad hundreds of experts and students yearly in mobility projects (Erasmus+, Leonardo da Vinci, Nordplus, Grundtvig, Comenius etc.)