Cultural diversity, immigration and integration

The University Board of the University of Turku has decided to discontinue the operations of the Brahea Centre as part of the University's Financial Balancing Programme. More information on page


Cultural diversity is everyday life for more of us. Culturally responsive work practices and two-way integration are needed to promote good social relations in all areas.

The skills of highly educated immigrants must be made available to employment sector as soon as possible, which is best achieved with the support of competent guidance and adequate training opportunities. Proficiency in the Finnish language is an absolute prerequisite for many jobs - in most fields it is the key to build a career and to gain a position, which corresponds to one's education.

    Our areas of expertise were

    • training for migrant and integration workers
    • increasing intercultural competences and strengthening culturally responsive working methods
    • training for highly educated immigrants
    • educational guidance and counselling service for people with an immigrant background.

    Information on trainings and guidance for immigrants with academic background are now available in SIMHE services on page