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.

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.

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...

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...

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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