“Finland has a lot of things money cannot buy” – a year as an exchange student made Finland a second home country for Lejla Cardzic

Metal music fan Lejla Cardzic came to Finland as an exchange student and fell in love with the country. Lejla currently works as a mechanical engineer in Jyväskylä and her relationship with her new home country has become true love.

From sports coach to life skills coach

With an Erasmus+ Sport grant, people at FIMU were trained to solve problems, both big and small. The main goal of the project was to use grassroots physical activity and sports to promote social inclusion and school motivation among children and young people at risk of social exclusion.

International cooperation provides new ideas for the teaching and learning of nursing

Although the clients of health care today know more about their health than they used to, healthcare professionals are needed to guide them in finding the right information, using the equipment and applying the information in practice. Thanks to the DigiNurse model and the DigiNurse community, future healthcare professionals gain new capabilities for the digital guidance of patients.

Student exchange led to long-term cooperation

After a successful Erasmus+ student exchange in Finland, Irène Charbonneau stayed on as an Erasmus+ trainee planning, collecting and analysing students’ feedback on the university’s online course. The teacher responsible for the course was Professor Elina Lehtomäki. Although the course has ended, the successful cooperation between Charbonneau and Lehtomäki still continues.

Student mobility also opens Europe for students with families

During their Erasmus+ exchanges, Miikka Kurunlahti and Vappu Väisänen learned that family life is possible for students abroad as well as at home.

So that university would not be a club for white people

The doors to university opened for Jenny Kasongo when she completed the Equality as Preparation preparatory course aimed at people from visible minorities and supported by the European Solidarity Corps. The project comprising preparatory courses and mentoring was created as a response to the inherited nature of education, the underrepresentation of immigrants and the structural racism at universities.

International projects provide new tools to geography teaching

The cooperation carried out by the University of Eastern Finland in the development of teaching has produced international pilot courses and new teaching content. It has also opened wider European prospects to teachers and students alike.

Strategic Partnerships (programme period 2014-2020)

The Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships improve the internationalisation and quality of higher education. They are need-based and goal-oriented projects which can further develop innovative practices, materials as well as tools for teaching and learning. The projects can also improve the labour market relevance of higher education.

Finnish education in a nutshell

This brochure gives an overview of Finnish education. One of the basic principles of Finnish education is that all people must have equal access to high-quality education and training. The potential of every individual should be maximised.
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