Spring Forum for Higher Education International Affairs in Seinäjoki addressed the current state and future outlook of internationalisation

The 2024 Spring Forum took place in sunny South Ostrobothnia, on the campus of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences. The event brought together over 400 colleagues and stakeholders involved in higher education internationalisation from across Finland.

Number of higher education students’ mobility periods abroad not as high as during peak years – universities and universities of applied sciences developing in different directions in terms of mobility

In 2023, higher education students in Finland completed a total of just over 10,000 mobility periods abroad, counting both long-term and short-term periods. Compared to the previous year, the total number of mobility periods completed increased by 21%, or 1,750 periods. The data was collected by Vipunen – Education Statistics Finland.

Erasmus+ Alliances for Innovation funding supports 17 Finnish organisations

In the 2023 application round, a record 37 projects were funded at the European level. Finland's participation includes a wide range of actors: higher education institutions, vocational education and training institutions, organisations, companies, and a wellbeing services county.

Funding for global cooperation awarded to several Finnish actors

The results of the 2023 application round for Erasmus+ Capacity Building projects showcase Finnish actors strengths in global cooperation in higher education, vocational education and training (VET) and sport.

Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes increase the capacity of Finnish higher education institutions to participate in international joint degree programmes

The European Commission has granted funding for Erasmus Mundus projects. Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes are high-quality, international joint degree programmes organised by several universities. Through these programmes, the quality, innovation, and internationalisation of European higher education are developed.

Erasmus+ cooperation partnerships develop digital rehabilitation and the pedagogy of digital storytelling 

As a result of the exceptional situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a need to develop different digital solutions to support teaching was identified in the higher education sector. In addition...

14 Finnish organisations receive funding for strategic cooperation under the Erasmus+ Alliances for Innovation

In the 2022 application round of the Erasmus+ Alliances for Innovation, a significant number of promising projects were selected for funding. A total of 62 million euros was awarded for alliances.

“Going to Europe to learn is the start of your upturn – I am advising you, thus: take Erasmus Plus!”

The thought-provoking speeches given in the Plussaa EU-ohjelmista event dealt with the priorities and the current situation of the EU programmes and the speakers described a variety of future visions...

The 2024 Erasmus+ call will focus on the common values of the EU

The European Commission has opened the 2024 call for applications for the Erasmus+ programme. A total of around EUR 60 million is available for Finland in this round. The actions and application deadlines will remain the same as in previous years, but new features include an increase in green travel grants.

Erasmus+ for higher education: Application deadlines and information events for applicants for Call 2024

The European Commission has published the 2024 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals and the Erasmus+ Programme Guide. This page contains information on the application deadlines and application guidance sessions for Erasmus+ activities in the higher education sector.
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