Number of people utilising Finnish higher education institutions’ guidance services aimed at students with an immigrant or foreign background increased
The number of students with an immigrant or foreign background studying at Finnish higher education institutions has increased significantly, having more than doubled between 2010 and 2020. The customer numbers of guidance services intended to support the higher education and employment of people born outside of Finland have also increased significantly in recent years, reveals a newly published report by the Finnish National Agency for Education.
Current issues Higher education
The war put the Ukrainian partners' work in the maritime education project on hold but they soon returned to meetings on their mobiles
A Ukrainian maritime education unit remained involved in an Erasmus+ project even when the conflict drove teaching staff and students out of war-ravaged Kherson. The project produced online teaching materials and built a engine room simulator, providing the partner institutions with new opportunities for distance learning in the maritime field.
Experiences Erasmus+ Erasmus+ for higher education
Vocational education and training in Ukraine reformed with Finnish support even in the middle of war
The aim of the EU4Skills – Better Skills for Modern Ukraine project implemented under the leadership of the Finnish National Agency for Education has been to support the reform and modernisation of vocational education and training (VET) in Ukraine. The project was launched in 2020 and will be completed in May 2023. However, further cooperation is already being planned.
Education and qualifications Vocational education and training
The purpose of the TFK funding programme is to create and strengthen cooperation between Finnish higher education institutions and the selected TFK target countries as well as to design new operating models. The programme funds educational cooperation between higher education institutions through cooperation- and mobility projects.
Programmes Higher education Global Cooperation Team Finland Knowledge
Vocational institutions modify their EU projects in support of Ukrainians – Sedu and Taitotalo rolled up their sleeves
Erasmus+ projects can be modified to help those fleeing the war in Ukraine. Taitotalo and Seinäjoki Joint Municipal Authority for Education (Sedu) use their project grants to hire Ukrainian experts to support the integration of other Ukrainians at the institutions.
Programmes Erasmus+ Erasmus+ for vocational education
The centralized advisory address related to the corona situation and the effects of Russia's attack on Ukraine has been deactivated
The e-mail address info(a)oph.fi, which at the Finnish National Agency for Education was used for inquiries related to the exceptional times in recent years, has been deactivated. The centralized advisory address has been used for issues related to education, training and teaching during the corona pandemic and after the start of Russia's attack on Ukraine. We continue to serve at our regular advisory mail addresses, which are monitored by experts in our subject areas.
The Russian invasion in Ukraine has continued soon one year leaving nearly eight million people to flee the war in their home country. Tens of thousands of refugees have since entered Finland to...
Programmes Adult education Erasmus+ Erasmus+ for adult education
Information for Ukrainians about how applying for a municipality of residence affects education is now available on our website
Finnish National Agency for Education has published material targeted at Ukrainians on how applying for and getting a municipality of residence affects the rights and responsibilities of children and young people with regard to education. The material has been published in Ukrainian, English, Finnish and Swedish.
Current issues Vocational education and training Pre-primary education Higher education Upper secondary education Basic education Preparatory education for programmes leading to an upper secondary qualification Early childhood education and care
Student mobility in higher education has recovered after COVID – fewer and fewer university of applied sciences students going on exchange
Student mobility in higher education has recovered after the COVID-19 pandemic, but the differences between universities and universities of applied sciences have increased. During the autumn term, university students have been going on international mobility periods as often as pre-COVID, but the mobility figures of universities of applied sciences are still lagging far behind pre-COVID figures. Overall student mobility figures remain well below peak years, having already started to decline before COVID.
Current issues Higher education
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...
Programmes Higher education