Finnish National Agency for Education promotes the mobility of students’ achievement records in the Nordic and Baltic countries

Using the EMREX service, achievement records can be transferred in a machine-readable format between higher education institutions and other data users nationally and cross borders. In Norway, for...

Impacts of the coronavirus on Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes

Impacts of the coronavirus on Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes

In the first application round of TFK programme 27 educational cooperation projects were selected for funding

In total 92 proposals were submitted, and the applied funding was in total 6 231 965 euros. Applications came almost equally from both universities and universities of applied sciences. 48 of the...

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...

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...
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