Why Finland?

Finland is ranked number one in happiness, safety and our capital Helsinki tops in work–life balance.

Welcome to Finland, one of the best countries in the world!

Here are some of the top reasons to study and live in Finland

#1 Safety
(Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2019, World Economic Forum)

#1 Happiness
(World Happiness Report 2019, Sustainable Development Solutions Network)

#1 Helsinki, Finland best place for work–life balance
(Kisi Work–Life Balance Index 2019)

#1 Best universities in the world
(Universitas 21, 2019)

#1 Family life for expats
(InterNations Expat Insider, 2019)

#1 Environmental health
(Environmental Performance Index 2018)

#3 Gender equality
(Global Gender Gap Index 2020, World Economic Forum)

#3 Innovation
(Bloomberg Innovation Index, 2019, and The Consumer Technology Association, 2019)

Finland is a Nordic country known for its clean nature - the thousands of lakes, islands and forests dot its landscape making it a nature lover’s paradise.

Finland is highly integrated in the global economy. The largest industries are electronics, machinery, vehicles and other engineered metal products, the forestry industry and chemicals.

The Finnish Way in higher education

See what is Finnish way in higher education. Video is produced by Ministry of Culture and Education and partly shot in Metropolia Myllypuro Campus.

The success of Finnish education is built on highly qualified lecturers at all levels of education. Over the past years, the Finnish education system and teacher education has gained international recognition through top placement in the PISA and PIAAC surveys.

Finland offers world-class know-how, innovation and research environments: know-how plays a key role and has been taken to the ecosystem level. We are a low-hierarchy society where students, teaching and research staff, businesses, policy makers and citizens work together as equal influencers.

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Helsinki Freedom: Freedom to learn & grow

Every adult can return to college, and opportunities for life-long learning abound. Finland is a country that believes in everyone’s right to high-quality education regardless of family wealth or previous career path.

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