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.

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...

International mobility at higher education institutions is gradually getting back to normal

Compared to the year before, the volume of international mobility at higher education institutions is set to increase in autumn semester 2021. This is one of the findings of a survey addressed by the...

Mika Saarinen has been elected Director of the Finnish National Agency for Erasmus+

Mikko Nupponen, Director of the Finnish National Agency for Erasmus+, will retire. Mika Saarinen, Head of Unit, who has worked with the Erasmus+ program and its predecessor EU programs for 24 years, has been chosen as his successor. Saarinen will start in the new position on July 1, 2021.

Europass future developments

Europass development plans This summer, Europass Digital Credentials will be released for use. Digital Credentials will allow users to obtain and share information about their grades, degrees...

Higher education institutions ready to digitalise the Diploma Supplement

The Diploma Supplement is widely used Among respondents the use of the Diploma Supplement was widespread: 78.31% confirmed that they are issuing Diploma Supplement 21.69% don’t issue the Diploma...

International mobility: instructions for entry to Finland as of 7 June 2021

The instructions of the Finnish Border Guard to passengers regarding entry to Finland during COVID-19 pandemic have been updated. The instructions are valid as of 7 June 2021 and will continue until 27 June 2021.

Innovation Centre ceases to operate – Finnish National Agency for Education continues to support experimental development

Over its four years of operation, the most important task of the Innovation Centre was to support the development of ECEC and education providers’ operating culture and the creation of innovations...

News updated on 4 May: The first calls under the new Erasmus+ programme period have been opened

The European Commission opened the first calls for proposals under the Erasmus+ programme period 2021–2027 on 25 March 2021. The deadlines for learning mobility and Partnership for cooperation applications are in May. In addition to familiar actions, funding is also available for new actions that enhance European cooperation.

Majority of student exchanges cancelled also during spring term

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, higher education institutions have also had to cancel the majority of the student exchanges planned for the spring term. Especially the number of outgoing students from Finland remains lower than anticipated. On the other hand, virtual mobility has started to increase when a growing number of students complete their exchange studies remotely from their home country.
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