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  • 28.11.2017

    Statistics of the month: Number of international applicants fell in higher education institutions

    Fewer foreign nationals applied to higher education degree programmes that started in autumn 2017 than the year before. The numbers of foreign nationals admitted to degree programmes and international students who accepted the place to study fell more than the number of applicants.

  • 31.10.2017

    Statistics of the month: Accessibility to student welfare services has improved

    According to data collected by the Finnish National Agency for Education and the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), accessibility to student welfare services has improved in recent years. Data on the development of student welfare services in basic and upper secondary education in Finland has been gathered since 2007.

  • 28.9.2017

    Statistics of the month: In Finland students graduating from upper secondary vocational education are older compared to other OECD countries

    The age of students completing vocational secondary education varies a lot among the OECD countries. In Finland the proportion of those who graduate at a more mature age is remarkably high. While the average age of graduation is 22 years in OECD countries, in Finland the studies are completed at the age of 28. For example, in Israel and Korea all graduates are under 20. In general, at the upper secondary level there is much greater variation in vocational programmes than in general education as far as the age of graduates is concerned.

  • 14.9.2017

    Teachers are not getting any younger in Finland

    Over 40 per cent of Finnish teaches are over 50 years of age. The biggest share of teacher over 50 can be found in vocational and liberal adult education, where they account for 56 per cent of the teachers. In basic education their share is less than 40 per cent. The proportion is slightly higher in general upper secondary education, 44 per cent.

  • 24.8.2017

    Teaching continues to be an attractive profession

    The number of applicants to teacher education continues to be very high. In the last ten years it has become increasingly difficult to gain access particularly to primary teacher education programmes.