IBE Tutors 2019

We proudly present our wonderful tutors for the academic year 2019-2020!

Please feel free to contact them with any questions you may have about the IBE study experience and student life in Jyväskylä.

Chen Jianhong

Chen Jianhong_resized.jpgHello and welcome to Jyväskylä!

My name is Chen Jianhong and I am from Anhui, China. I have been living and working in Finland for over 13 years so far and I enjoy my life here. This Master’s Degree programme of International Business and Entrepreneurship (IBE) in the University of Jyväskylä is a valuable opportunity for you to learn and get prepared for your future career and to realize your dreams. What impress me most in IBE programme are the supportive faculty staff and the great learning atmosphere. Either you are interested in studying international business, or you have the ambition to become an entrepreneur yourself in the future, this programme is exactly what you need and where you should come and start your first step to reach your life goals. What’s more, you have a good chance to meet and make new friends of different nationalities and experience Nordic lifestyle. So, drop any of your hesitations and come join us!

Jyväskylä is located in central Finland. It is a perfect place for living and studying. Local people are friendly, and they speak English very well. There should be no worries in daily life as you get help from everywhere around you! The university of Jyväskylä has an excellent reputation in Finland and the city of Jyväskylä is well-known as a student and sports city. The beauty of the nature here is stunning, and the air is so fresh. You would definitely love your study and life experience here as much as I do with no regrets.

I kindly suggest you apply for IBE Programme right away and come join us next autumn! If you have any questions concerning life and study here, please do not hesitate to contact me! You are warmly welcome, and I am looking forward to seeing you soon!


Pavlos Tarasanski

Pavlos Website Pic_resized.jpgHi there,

First of all – Congrats on your admission! My name is Pavlos and I was born in Athens, Greece. Later my family moved to Moscow, Russia, and for the last 8 years we have been in Jyväskylä, arguably one of the best cities worldwide. I studied International Business for my Bachelor’s at JAMK and decided to continue my studies at the IBE programme in JYU. My passions are business, education, and sports.
If you are ready to reshape your views and beliefs, widen your world, and become aware of what forms the world of International Business, then IBE is exactly what you need. The faculty makes sure to stay up-to-date with the most recent trends, but rather than imposing them onto you, they will bring them up for discussion. You will have to express your opinion critically, but don’t be afraid of making a mistake. You will study different topics that form the International Business community from a theoretical (academic) and practical perspective. Be prepared to realize that the world we live is rather complex, and “easy” decisions or approaches are not the key. Lastly, the international atmosphere at JYU makes studying even more interesting.

You do not have to worry about your integration into the university, country, and city. Everyone at JYU will make sure that you feel at home - faculty, tutors, and most certainly, your classmates. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, and remember, there are no “silly” questions :)

Looking forward to meeting you!