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Higher education in Finland attracts more than ever – a record number of applicants in the joint application, mostly from abroad

Korkeakoulujen kevään ensimmäisessä yhteishaussa oli yli 61 800 hakijaa, mikä on noin kaksi kertaa enemmän kuin vuonna 2022. Haettavana olivat korkeakoulujen vieraskieliset koulutukset ja Taideyliopiston opiskelupaikat. Suurin osa hakijoista oli muita kuin Suomen kansalaisia.
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Renewed register of authorised translators helps to find a translator for different situations

The Finnish National Agency for Education maintains a register of authorised translators. The register has now been renewed, enabling the authorised translator and the customer looking for a translator to meet even more seamlessly. The customer can use the search engine of the register to find a suitable translator and contact the translator directly by submitting a contact form.
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Information for Ukrainians about how applying for a municipality of residence affects education is now available on our website

Finnish National Agency for Education has published material targeted at Ukrainians on how applying for and getting a municipality of residence affects the rights and responsibilities of children and young people with regard to education. The material has been published in Ukrainian, English, Finnish and Swedish.
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Joint application to English-taught programmes begins on Wednesday, 4 January 2023

The first joint application of the spring to universities and universities of applied sciences (UAS) begins on Wednesday the 4th of January at 8:00. The joint application ends on Wednesday, 18 January at 15:00. The application form can be filled out at Studyinfo.fi.
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Student mobility in higher education has recovered after COVID – fewer and fewer university of applied sciences students going on exchange

Student mobility in higher education has recovered after the COVID-19 pandemic, but the differences between universities and universities of applied sciences have increased. During the autumn term, university students have been going on international mobility periods as often as pre-COVID, but the mobility figures of universities of applied sciences are still lagging far behind pre-COVID figures. Overall student mobility figures remain well below peak years, having already started to decline before COVID.
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Education exports are economically significant in Finland – the growing sector is already worth nearly EUR 1 billion

The objective of the Education Finland programme, which operates within the Finnish National Agency for Education and boosts Finnish education exports, is to increase the value of education exports to EUR 1 billion by 2030. According to a recent review commissioned by the programme, the total value of the education export sector in the Finnish economy was already approximately EUR 1 billion, or nearly half a per cent of Finland's GDP in 2019.
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Know your responsibility - Recognising and intervening in bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence is every adult's duty

A series of videos produced by the Finnish National Agency for Education for guardians and professionals in the field of education helps to recognise bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence experienced by children and young people and to intervene in it in ways that promote safety and health.
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43 390 applicants to higher education programmes in the autumn joint application

The autumn joint application to higher education ended on Wednesday 14 September. 292 of the 135 available study programmes in the joint application were in universities of applied sciences (UAS). 98...
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Over 9 500 study places available in the autumn joint application

In this autumn joint application, there are 9 512 study places in 315 application options to apply to. About half of the study places are assigned to the field of health and welfare. Most of the...
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DVV: Ready-made materials for teachers in the Suomi.fi Web Service – especially suitable for teaching social studies

The Suomi.fi Web Service provides comprehensive instructions for different life events and for dealing with public administration. It is an excellent source of information for students as it is. Now the Suomi.fi Web Service also provides ready-made material for schools with exercises. The material has been produced jointly by lower secondary school teachers and the Digital and Population Data Services Agency (DVV).
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European SALTO Digital Resource Centre supports digitalisation in education, training and youth activities in EU programmes

The European Commission decided that the new SALTO Digital Resource Centre will be established at the Finnish National Agency for Education, which is the Erasmus+ National Agency in Finland. SALTO Digital is the first resource centre to operate in all educational sectors and also in the field of youth.
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Municipalities have found places in schools for Ukrainian refugees well

During the spring, municipal education services were able to organise places in basic education for children and young people who fled Ukraine. However, a significant proportion of the respondents to the survey by the Finnish National Agency for Education estimated that they would have poor opportunities to offer places for more children or young people.
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Admission offered to 6,850 applicants to English-taught study programmes and art study programmes

Over 32,600 applicants applied to English-taught study programmes and art study programmes offered in the first joint application this spring, with 21% receiving an offer of admission.
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Recognise and prevent sexual harassment and violence – materials for students in vocational education and training and general upper secondary education

The amount of sexual harassment and violence that young people experience, for example in public places and online, has increased in a worrying degree. The Finnish National Agency for Education has published a poster and a brochure containing instructions for students on how to recognise, prevent and intervene in sexual harassment and violence.
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Information point on study opportunities in Finland for those fleeing Ukraine

The Finnish National Agency for Education has launched a website that compiles information on study and research opportunities offered by Finnish higher education institutions for people whose studies or academic work in Ukraine has been disrupted by the war. The page can be found at www.studyinfinland.fi/ukraine.
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More than 800 people who have fled Ukraine go to school, study in upper secondary education or are in early childhood education and care in Finland

At the turn of March and April, the Finnish National Agency for Education conducted a survey among the providers of early childhood education and care (ECEC), basic education as well as general upper secondary and vocational education on the impacts of the Russian attack. More than 800 people who have fled Ukraine go to school, study in upper secondary education or are in early childhood education and care in Finland. The largest number of children and young people who have fled Ukraine are currently in instruction preparing for basic education.
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Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps projects can support those who have fled the war in Ukraine

The European Union enables Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps project beneficiaries to support Ukrainians currently fleeing and affected by the war.
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Every child, young person and student has the right to a safe learning environment free from discrimination, also at the time of the Ukrainian crisis

Worryingly, it has come to our knowledge that the situation has inspired fear of bullying as well as hate speech and discrimination among children, young people and students in Finland. Let’s be very clear about this: no child, young person or student should be blamed for Russia's attack on Ukraine, regardless of their nationality or mother tongue. In the current situation it is up to us all to ensure a safe learning environment free from discrimination for every learner, whatever their background.
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Instructions for early childhood education and care, schools and educational institutions on how to process the Ukraine crisis with children and young people

Events like the Ukraine crisis shock us all. The media reporting about the matter can confuse and frighten children and young people in particular. Early childhood education and care, schools and educational institutions play a crucial role alongside homes in restoring the feeling of safety and security of children and young people. Children and young people should also be protected from the flood of war news – events that are happening far away, but nevertheless shock us as well.
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Updated 3 March: Impact of Russia's attack on Ukraine on ongoing projects and international mobility in EU programmes

Due to the crisis in Ukraine, the force majeure clause can be applied to ongoing projects and mobility activities funded by the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.