The UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) unites students, teachers and educational institutions across the world around a common goal: “to build peaceful and sustainable societies in the minds of children and young people”. The aim of the worldwide UNESCO Associated Schools Network is to promote intercultural dialogue, peace, sustainable development, and quality education in a world of increased complexity and interdependence. ASPnet members support UNESCO’s mission and translate its global goals into teaching, learning and action.
Teachers and educators Early childhood education and care Pre-primary education Basic education Upper secondary education Vocational education and training Higher education Internationalisation Curriculum
The national core curriculum for basic education has been reformed. The core curriculum provides a common direction and basis for renewing school education and instruction.
EDUFI organises a winter school, a one-week cross-disciplinary seminar, in cooperation with Finnish universities every year. Winter schools can build foundations for future cooperation and many participants have continued to work with Finnish research teams.
Development Higher education Research grants Internationalisation
The Finnish National Agency for Education offers support for Finnish language and culture studies to universities, teachers, students, and postgraduates.
Programmes Higher education
The Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) programme offers scholars threatened or persecuted in their home country the chance to continue their work in a safe environment. The programme is established by the U.S. Institute of International Education (IIE) and Finnish National Agency for Education coordinates and co-funds the programme in Finland.
Programmes Higher education Scholar Rescue Fund Internationalisation
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.
Current issues Higher education
Erasmus+ for higher education: information event on the additional Eramus+ application round for strategic partnerships
Time and location:
The European Commission has launched an additional application round for Erasmus+ strategic partnerships to respond to the educational challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline to...
Information meeting Funding Digitalisation Internationalisation Education development Higher education Erasmus+ Erasmus+ for higher education
This report focuses on the studying of children/pupils in Finnish early childhood education, pre-primary education and basic education, the content of the education, teachers and the school environment. The intention is to highlight perspectives of international interest or characteristics otherwise typical of the Finnish comprehensive school system and the instruction provided. Where applicable, the information presented has also been linked to its international frame of reference. OECD's Education at a Glance indicators have been used as sources of international comparative data. The main source of quantitative data on Finland is Vipunen a statistical data service provided by the education administration.
Reports and reviews
Prevention of and intervention in sexual harassments at schools and educational institutions – Summary
This summary describes what sexual harassment means and how common it is. The summary includes guidelines for learning providers, headmasters, teachers, personnel of the student welfare services as well as other personnel in educational institutions, students and guardians.
Guides and handbooks