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University rectors recommend that the whole university community start to use the Koronavilkku app – “In this way we can work together to create a safe study and work environment”

During the week commencing 31 August, the Department of Health and Welfare (THL) will launch the Koronavilkku mobile app, which is…

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Universities call on European Parliament: Adequate research funding needed to promote sustainable development and well-being

The Rectors’ Councils of 23 countries have signed a joint statement to prevent the planned cuts in the EU’s multiannual budget…

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Universities prepare for the next stages of the corona pandemic – ‘The decisions made by the government will enable universities to operate safely in exceptional circumstances’

On Monday 4 May, the Finnish government announced how the control measures necessitated by the coronavirus will continue. The recent decisions…

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Universities decided on changes to spring student admissions

It is important that applicants keep preparing for the admissions and take care of their wellbeing. Their long-term preparations have not…

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University entrance exams to be replaced by alternative admissions procedures this spring

The Finnish universities have concluded that, due to the coronavirus situation, organising traditional entrance examinations is not possible without compromising the…

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Safety first as universities prepare for student admissions – any entrance exam changes reported by 15 April

The Finnish universities are following up on the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and are carefully preparing for the practical arrangements…

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Investment in research, education and innovation must be secured in the EU’s next long-term budget

Investing in research, education and innovation is extremely important for the future of Finland and the whole of Europe. Otherwise we…

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EK, Akava, institutions of higher education and students: Finland’s success requires increased investment in education and research from the next government

The Confederation of Finnish Industries EK, the Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland Akava, together with institutions…

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Finland’s success hinges on skills – The next government will hold the fate of the country in its hands

A high level of skills and their flexible development are the key strengths upon which Finland’s future welfare is built. That…

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Finnish universities concerned about the EU decision to restrict the utilization of the new gene-editing technology in plant breeding – ”We find this extremely harmful”

In July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union made a decision, which hampers the use of the new…