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The first ever Finnish Education Expo Middle East was held on February. The participants were school leaders and senior management from the UAE and neighbouring countries. We heard interesting panel discussions as well individual talks from gamification of learning to entrepreneurship in education and everything in between. The keynote speeches were given by Mr. Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General of Finnish National Agency for education and Mr. Mishal Kanoo, the Chairman of Kanoo Group.


GESS EDUcation awards 2019 finalists

The annual GESS Education Awards 2019 celebrates excellence in the education industry. There is a great representation of Finnish companies in this year’s awards: Me & My City, INTO School, Eduten, School Day, Leado, Lesson App, Claned and ISKU. Congratulations!

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FInnish pavilion at gess dubai 2019

We had 15 amazing Finnish companies represented at the Finnish Pavilion at GESS Dubai 2019 and it was buzzing every day until closing time! The visitors included also ministers and other state officials.


Khaleej times: Expect more high-tech tools in UAE schools from this year on

Digital transformation is happening now also in the classrooms. “Students who are digital natives are used to using digital products in their everyday lives. Game-based lessons using apps like Seppo can help build memorable and fun learning experiences for students, which can instil a love of learning and spark curiosity.”


Finnish education expo Middle East

We are arranging the first ever Finnish Education Expo - Middle East on the eve of GESS Dubai 2019. The focus will be on sharing real life learnings and discussing how Finnish solutions can work in a local UAE context. Join us for an afternoon of discovery and innovation on the 25th of February 2019 in the beautiful Raddison Blu Waterfront, Dubai!


GESS 2019

H.E. Ms. Riitta Swan, the Ambassador of Finland to the UAE, would like to invite you to visit the Finnish Pavilion at GESS Dubai 2019 exhibition. Come and discuss areas of transversal competencies, gamification and play based learning, entrepreneurship and life skills, learning analytics, wellbeing, formative assessment and self reflection, early childhood education and much more. H.E. Mr. Olli-Pekka Heinonen, the Director General of the National Agency of Education of Finland will also be delivering a keynote at the event.

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KHDA explores best arabic teaching methods in dubai

Schools in the UAE are adopting new practices in teaching the Arabic language. “Seppo is a platform where teachers can create games that can be personalised to each student’s needs and progress […] several UAE schools have subscribed to the platforms and are using the game to make learning the Arabic language ‘fun’.”