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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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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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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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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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32 700 applicants to higher education institutions’ English-taught study programmes and art study programmes

A record number of applicants participated in this spring’s first joint application to higher education: the number is approx. 10 000 more than the number of applicants in the corresponding joint application last spring. There are also 500 more study places available.
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Joint application to English-taught programmes begins January 5

The first joint application of the spring to universities and universities of applied sciences (UAS) begins on Wednesday the 5th of January at 8:00 and ends on Wednesday, the 19th of January at 15:00. The application form can be filled at Studyinfo.fi. No registration or login is required in order to apply.
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Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Finnish National Agency for Education: Centre of Expertise in Education and Development to help in resolving the global learning crisis

The Centre of Expertise, newly established under the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI), will strengthen Finland’s role in resolving the global learning crisis. The Centre will facilitate the deployment of Finnish education sector expertise in development cooperation and support efforts to strengthen equitable and inclusive quality education in developing countries. At the same time, it will also facilitate the engagement of Finnish actors in the education sector in development cooperation assignments
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OECD comparison: Socio-economic background still a strong influence on educational choices - regional variations in Finland are small

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published its annual indicator comparing education systems, Education at a Glance. The special theme of this year’s publication was equality in education. The report focused mainly on 2019.
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Admission offered to over 6000 applicants to higher education institutions’ English-taught study programmes and art study programmes

The selection in the joint application consisted of programmes offered in English and programmes offered by the University of the Arts and the theatre study programme at Tampere University. Compared...
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Over 23 000 applicants to higher education institutions’ English-taught study programmes and art study programmes

A record number of applicants participated in this spring’s first joint application to higher education: the number is approx. 3000 more than the number of applicants in the corresponding joint application last spring. There are also more study places available. The application included English-taught study programmes, studies offered by the University of the Arts and the theatre study programme at Tampere University.
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Joint application to English-taught programmes begins January 7

The first joint application of the spring to universities and universities of applied sciences (UAS) begins on Thursday the 7th of January at 8:00. The joint application ends on Wednesday, the 20th of January at 15:00. The application form can be filled at Studyinfo.fi. No registration or login is required in order to apply.
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Admission offered for over 5000 students to higher education institutions’ English-taught study programmes and studies in the University of the Arts

The most contested fields of study were arts and culture, with only 9 % of applicants being accepted, as well as agriculture and forestry, with an acceptance rate of 12 %. With 29 % of applicants...
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Over 20 000 applicants to higher education institutions’ English-taught study programmes and studies in the University of the Arts

Record number of applicants participated in the joint application of spring 2020: the number is approx. 8000 more than the number of applicants in the corresponding joint application of spring 2019. In the joint application, one could apply to English-taught study programmes as well as studies offered by the University of the Arts.
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Joint application to English-taught programmes begins tomorrow at 8

Starting from 2020, the joint application to higher education is divided into two separate joint applications. In the upcoming first joint application of the spring, one can apply to study programmes...