The number of people taking the intermediate level YKI test in Finnish has increased – tests become fully booked fast

In the past few years, the intermediate level tests for the National Certificates of Language Proficiency (YKI) in Finnish have been booked up increasingly fast. The reasons behind this include a growing interest in completing the YKI test and the limited number of test locations and dates. The majority of those who take the test use the certificate to prove sufficient language proficiency when applying for Finnish citizenship.

Report: Social skills will increasingly be needed alongside technical skills in the future

The Finnish National Agency for Education analysed changes in competence needs by 2040. The National Forum for Skills Anticipation assessed the impact of these changes on generic competences that are needed across sectors and occupations. The need for skills related to digitalisation and technological change is growing strongly. In addition, multicultural skills and an understanding of social sustainability will become more important.

EDUFI Active in Developing Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Regional Facility for Teachers in Africa (RFTA) supports developing teacher education and teacher professional development through offering technical assistance for teacher governance in sub...

New Student Ambassador Program attracts international talent to Finland

The idea behind the Study in Finland Student Ambassador Program, launched in January, is to enhance Finland's visibility as a study destination and to attract enthusiastic international students to...

Number of higher education students’ mobility periods abroad not as high as during peak years – universities and universities of applied sciences developing in different directions in terms of mobility

In 2023, higher education students in Finland completed a total of just over 10,000 mobility periods abroad, counting both long-term and short-term periods. Compared to the previous year, the total number of mobility periods completed increased by 21%, or 1,750 periods. The data was collected by Vipunen – Education Statistics Finland.

The demand for higher education has increased – especially more experts in engineering and service sectors are needed

Finland requires increasingly more education, particularly for engineering programs and service sectors. The future need for education is also driven by the professionalisation of the workforce and a high rate of retirement in the social and health sectors.

The number of applicants in the joint application to higher education in English reached a new high

The first joint application for higher education institutions in spring 2024 ended on Wednesday, 17 January. There were about 8,300 starting places to apply to in 412 study programmes. Roughly half of...

Joint application to higher education degree programmes in English begins

The first joint application to universities of applied sciences and universities starts 3.1. The closing date for applications is 17.1. The application can be completed at studyinfo.fi. The joint application contains a total of about 8,300 study places, which is almost 1,000 more than a year ago.

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.

PISA 2022: Performance fell in nearly all OECD countries

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