From Ukraine to Finland to work in the field of medicine – SIMHE services helped a doctor and a dentist find employment

Surgeon Rashid Khan learned the Finnish language in Ukraine and found work with the help of the SIMHE training. Dentist Iryna Daniuk in turn came to Finland and SIMHE helped her to get the documents ready and the studies under way.

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.

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.

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.

TFK programme’s Call 2023 supports cooperation with Ukraine

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.

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.

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), 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.

Share your experience on supporting Ukrainian refugees in the adult learning sector

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...

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.

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.
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