芬兰中央应用科技大学主校区所在城市科科拉拥有北欧最大无机化工出口工业园。1994年抚顺和科科拉结为姊妹城市。自此，开始有抚顺学生来芬兰中央应 用科技大学留学。在必威官网亚洲体育的大力推进下，2015年双方院校成功获取中国教育部批 准，开始在化学工程双学位项目的中外合作办学。这个项目是两个院校合作关系的里程碑，具有 重大时代意义。
截至目前，必威官网亚洲体育的48名学生完成了或正在芬兰的双学位学习，39名学生已经或者即将取得必威官网亚洲体育和芬兰中央应用科技大学的本科学士学位。当然这个数字并不大，但 是我们看到每年招生新学生人数的增长，这说明，我们这个中外合作办学项目在中国的教育市场 正取得更大的关注和兴趣。
因为灾疫，2020年全世界各个国家都经历了一个非常艰难的的开始。但是这个困难并没有阻挡我 们两校合作的正常进行。事实上，双方行政沟通更为频繁，学生老师的网上教学也平稳进行。必威官网亚洲体育和芬兰中央应用科技大学在今年5月签署了新的中外合作办学项目协议。 根据这个协议，化学工程双学位合作办学将继续到2028年。我真诚希望这个新的合作继续得到中 国教育部的批准和支持。
Greeting to Liaoning Shihua University 70thAnniversary Celebration
From Centria University of Applied Sciences
ByKari Ristimaki,President &CEO
It was a beautiful Summer last year in Kokkola, Finland when the delegation visited Finland. President Jianhua Qian invited me to join Liaoning Shihua University 70 years anniversary, I was very delighted to accept his invitation and I have been looking forward to this big event.
70 years ago, when Liaoning Shihua University was founded, it was just the after the founding of the Peoples' Republic of China, and this was New China's first petroleum school. Liaoning Shihua University played a very important role to the strategic development of China's petrol industry right from the beginning, and it has grown into a big modern university in China.
On the other side of the globe, in the 1950s, Finland was recovering from Second World War. It was a very tough time for the Finnish people to work hard to pay off war reparations to the Soviet Union. However, this was better than war. Centria was not founded yet. No one would expected that 70 years later, our two universities would work together and turn into important international partners.
The City of Kokkola, where the Centria head campus is located, is the biggest Nordic Chemistry exporting center. Fushun, where China has built the first petrol oil field has become sister cities with Kokkola in 1994. Since then, students have started traveling to Kokkola for studies at Centria. Thanks to the great promotion from Liaoning Shihua, our two universities have successfully applied the double degree cooperation programs in Chemistry Engineering from China Ministry of Education in 2015. This was a milestone and made the co-operation between our two universities even more meaningful.
During the Chemistry Engineering cooperation, Centria has sent 15 teachers to Fushun to teach. Teachers of Centria have also worked together with Liaoning Shihua University faculties exchanging teaching methods, students have studied the course evaluation process and course feedback in general. By doing so, students have benefitted very much applying multi-channel learning methods from both universities.
Until now, there has been 48 students of Liaoning Shihua University pursuing studies at Centria, 39 of them have or will get their double bachelor degrees from both Liaoning Shihua University and Centria. The number of students is not big at this moment, but we see there is growth in the recruitment of new students, which means this cooperation program has caught the interest of Chinese students.
Centria is an applied sciences university in Finland, whose mission is to educate qualified young professionals for the local industry and to provide research service for local industries. This is possible due to the large amount of funds given to Centria each year by local companies. Liaoning Shihua is a multi-major academic university that owns rich research resources and strong Research Development and Innovation teams funded on both province and state level in China. With both having a multidisciplinary background, I think our two universities can look into more opportunities in innovation cooperation programs in the future. I am especially interested in the “Liaoning Fine Chemical Collaborative Innovation Center” , which is exactly what the Chemistry Engineering research team at Centria is focusing on right now. Co-operation will create even more internationalized research environment for both universities. Furthermore, the achievement from innovation alliance of both universities will certainly bring great benefits for companies in China and Finland. That is an important strategy that modern universities have.
The beginning of year 2020 has been difficult for all countries because of the outbreak of the pandemic. However, it has not stopped our cooperation, and it will not have negative impact on our cooperation. I am very happy to see both universities working together on virtual courses and all administration communication has functioned normally and even more closely than before. Liaoning Shihua University and Centria recently signed a new cooperation agreement on the Chemistry Engineering program valid until 2028. We are looking forward to see this application getting accepted by the Ministry of Education in China.
The motto of Liaoning Shihua University is ''Perseverance and Sincerity" and you address the culture of Leifeng. I really like this idea of a persistent spirit. Many foreigners also think that Finnish people are stubborn. That is because we Finns like to get things done until they are perfectly done. Finnish people are very honest and very happy to help others. One reason why Finland has been voted as the ''Happiest Nation in the World" is because people in Finland feel they can count on the society and not feel that they are left alone if there are problems. These similarities of characteristics really bring two cites and two universities closer. As we all prepare for the future, we can see that there are many challenges as well, that is why we need partners to help each other and to inspire each other. I am quite confident this is something Liaoning Shihua University and Centria can agree on. With decades of China's development and reform of economy and higher education, its country comprehensive competitiveness has outpaced many countries in the world. Centria is proud to join the fast-ongoing development of China's higher education.
Last, I want to give my special thanks to President Qian, who gave me this great honor and privilege to join you and be part of your 70thanniversary. I wish Liaoning Shihua University a very Happy Birthday!