UNESCO Associated Schools Network – ASPnet

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.

New national core curriculum for basic education: focus on school culture and integrative approach

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 Winter School for Russian and Ukrainian post-graduate students

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.

Finnish language and culture studies in universities outside Finland

The Finnish National Agency for Education offers support for Finnish language and culture studies to universities, teachers, students, and postgraduates.

Scholar Rescue Fund

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.

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.
Information meeting

Erasmus+ for higher education: information event on the additional Eramus+ application round for strategic partnerships

Time and location:
15.9.2020 14.00–15.30
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...

Key figures on early childhood and basic education in Finland 2018

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.

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.
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