Press release

Free to publish 10 December 2018

Finnish International School to launch in Taiwan

EduCluster Finland (ECF) has signed an agreement with Taiwan’s DT Company Ltd to co-create a Finnish International School in Taoyuan city, Taiwan. For the signing, both companies were represented by their respective CEOs, Mr Jyrki Saarivaara and Mr Alan IS Huang. The ceremony, held in Jyväskylä, marks the beginning of a long-term collaborative partnership.

The bilingual school, which will accommodate both local and expatriate students, is set to open its doors in 2020. While the school will be operated as a Finnish-style school, teaching will follow a blended Finnish-Taiwanese curriculum.

ECF will closely work with DT Company during the school’s set-up phase to prepare for the launch. Once the school transitions into its operational phase, ECF will serve as the school’s quality management partner, supporting the learning community in delivering first-class education.

“The start of this partnership is a momentous occasion for EduCluster Finland, marking our first venture in Taiwan and our fifth school partnership globally” remarked ECF’s CEO Jyrki Saarivaara.

Speaking at the ceremony, DT Company’s CEO Alan IS Huang stated: “We are extremely honoured to collaborate with EduCluster Finland to provide future education in Taiwan today.”

Established in 2010, EduCluster Finland Ltd engages in global operations pioneering expertise over the entire Finnish educational spectrum. ECF co-develops leading-edge educational solutions with its three owners: University of Jyväskylä, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, and Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia. ECF has partnered with several education providers across the globe, and has operated the fast-growing Qatar–Finland International School since its foundation in 2014.

DT Company Ltd is a Taiwanese international investment company, with education and green energy at the core of its investments for the past 12 years. With this partnership, DT company is dedicated to bringing Finnish education methodologies to Taiwan for the benefit of future generations.

For more information, please contact
Dr Olli-Pekka Malinen, Lead Expert, EduCluster Finland
050 441 7505, olli-pekka.malinen(at)

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