The new Team Finland Knowledge -programme opens possibilities for cooperation and mutual learning

The first application round for the new Team Finland Knowledge (TFK) program was opened in January 2021. The TFK programme is a continuation to Asia and FIRST+ programmes and has been designed...

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.

Coronavirus complicates the situation of incoming degree students as well as exchange students in Finland

The coronavirus pandemic has had a considerable impact on international student mobility in higher education institutions (HEIs). In the course of this year, the Finnish National Agency for Education has investigated the situation by means of several surveys on the number of mobilities and the arrangements made by HEIs. The most recent survey revealed that coronavirus has in many ways complicated not only the situation of exchange students but also the situation of foreign degree students in HEIs.

Higher education institutions estimate the number of student exchanges in the autumn semester to be much lower than normally

Student exchanges in Finnish higher education institutions (HEIs) continue during the autumn semester 2020. However, as a result of the COVID-19 situation, the number of both incoming and outgoing exchange students in Finland are much lower than in a normal situation. According to the HEIs’ estimates, the number of outgoing students from Finland will be only one quarter of what it was last autumn. The total number of incoming exchange students is also clearly lower than before, but some HEIs have even seen an increase in the number of incoming students.

The new Europass has been published!

Education institutions’ tasks Despite the update education institutions are still issuing credentials and supplements for students and graduates. Finnish National Agency of Education is offering...

Finnish HEIs involved in 24 Erasmus+ capacity building projects developing higher education

Erasmus+ Capacity Building for Higher Education projects are multilateral higher education development projects supporting the capacity development of higher education in Partner Countries. Finnish...

Finland supports digitalisation of higher education in developing countries

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted EUR 11.2 million to 4-year higher education partnerships to develop the capacity of distance learning at higher education institutions and to support...

Impact of COVID-19 on higher education student mobility in Finland

During the spring semester 2020 the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) collected statistical information on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on international student mobility within higher education to/from Finland.

Dr. Fathiah Zakham receives OWSD-Elsevier award

Dr. Fathiah Zakham, a microbiologist from Hodeidah University in Yemen and an Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) fellow and Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI...

EDUFI encourages everybody to go on exchange

Internationalisation is for everybody! Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) has published stories of two students who received a special needs grant for their exchange period.
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