How we work with global partnerships

Close collaboration with trusted partners from around the globe.

Over the years, VIA has built a network of strategic partnerships with renowned institutions and businesses all over the world. Partnerships vary from mobility agreements with exchange of students to more strategic collaborations involving e.g. research, staff exchange, joint delivery of programmes and institution-wide alliances encompassing all possible domains.

Examples of partnerships

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Case alliance: The Global Polytechnic Alliance

Global opportunities in polytechnic education for students and staff.
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Häme University in Finland

Strategic partnership: HAMK

The strategic partnership between VIA and HAMK creates new opportunities for students and staff a like. In addition, the partners share knowledge on recruitment of international students and retention of international graduates.
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What do our partners say?

University of Seoul

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Students who choose to study abroad are leaving their home for the first time and they are fascinated by the distinct cultural perspective. VIA University College is the right place where students can expect to experience new activities and interests that they may never have discovered before.Hyein Kim, Programme Coordinator for Outbound Students, University of Seoul, Republic of Korea


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VIA is a wonderful partner university to work with. Their programmes are excellent and our students and lecturers are in very good hands when studying and working at VIA. We share similar values and both have put internationalisation as well as innovation of education on top of our agendas. Colleagues from VIA have fresh ideas and unique concepts on supporting and facilitating students in their development of becoming a global citizen who understand their role and responsibility in our world and take action accordingly.Arian van Hulsel, Consultant, Fontys, The Netherlands

Otago Polytechnic

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For us at Otago Polytechnic, a partnership with an international university is not just about exchange, it is about forming meaningful connections. VIA University is a reputable Partner with students of the highest calibre. The Student Exchange programme has been instrumental in our vision toward a global classroom. With VIA, we have confidence that our outbound exchange students are in good hands.Vanessa Naidoo, Global Experience Coordinator, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand

Australian Catholic University

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Australian Catholic University and VIA began collaborations in 2013. Since then we have developed a highly active and mutually rewarding partnership that supports student exchange, shared curriculum and joint delivery of academic programmes. In particular, our links with VIA have helped us build reciprocal learning abroad opportunities for students in our health science programmes, where professional requirements can make internationalisation highly challenging. In addition to these official activities, our partnership with VIA has also opened up valuable direct links between our academic and professional staff that have allowed us to exchange ideas and explore new ways of working together that simply wouldn’t be possible with other institutions.Kirk Doyle, Associate Director, Australian Catholic University, Australia