Focus on Africa event attracted a large number of participants

The importance of collaboration with African countries is growing in the youth and education sectors. With this in mind, the Finnish National Agency for Education organised a webinar entitled Focus on Africa on 9 December 2021, which highlighted the growing strategic focus and widening cooperation opportunities arising out of collaboration with African countries in the education and youth sectors.

Projects coordinated by Finnish higher education institutions performed well in the Erasmus+ Capacity Building application round

The total amount of funding granted in the 2022 application round was approximately EUR 100 million. The total number of valid applications submitted by the deadline was 429, of which 33% were granted...

Higher education in Finland attracts more than ever – a record number of applicants in the joint application, mostly from abroad

Korkeakoulujen kevään ensimmäisessä yhteishaussa oli yli 61 800 hakijaa, mikä on noin kaksi kertaa enemmän kuin vuonna 2022. Haettavana olivat korkeakoulujen vieraskieliset koulutukset ja Taideyliopiston opiskelupaikat. Suurin osa hakijoista oli muita kuin Suomen kansalaisia.

Funding to 14 Finnish organisations from Erasmus+ Alliances for Innovation

The application round for Erasmus+ Alliances for Innovation ended on 7 September 2021. A total of 317 applications were submitted in the whole Europe. Fourteen organisations from Finland were granted funding, two of them as coordinators of a project and the others in the role of a project partner.

Going on student exchange by train

I first went on exchange to Mainz, Germany, in 2019. While there, I experienced a kind of awakening to environmental citizenship during a visit to the local Real hypermarket, seeing all the shelves...

KENFIN EDURA, a HEI ICI project feeding further projects

KENFIN-EDURA (Building Higher Education and Research Capacity to Address the Physical Activity and Nutrition Transition in Kenya: the Kenya-Finland Education and Research Alliance) was a HEI ICI...

Grant for Erasmus Mundus Design Measures awarded to a Finnish higher education institution for the first time

In the 2022 Erasmus Mundus application round, funding was applied for Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters (EMJM) and Erasmus Mundus Design Measures (EMDM). Applications were received from across the world...

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.

Do you come across issues related to migrants and higher education in your work? SIMHE services are there to support you

Do you come across issues related to migrants and higher education in your work? The ten SIMHE higher education institutions (Supporting Immigrants in Higher Education) operating in Finland resolve issues related to migrants’ and asylum seekers’ higher education.

EDUFI grants for doctoral students from Ukraine still available

EDUFI Fellowship for doctoral students from Ukraine call continues to offer scholarships for doctoral students fleeing the war in Ukraine. The programme was launched in May 2022 as part of a wider...
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