Happy 100th Birthday Finland!

In just one short century Finland has become one of the most developed countries in the world – energy, health, economic dynamism, education, political environment and quality of life. Finland is all about thriving cities and idyllic landscapes, an innovative society with a green lifestyle and a national character with its Northern heritage.

The mindset, courage and determination that led Finland through all these years, continues to drive us forward today. The question is, what is it that makes Finland beat other countries at just about everything?

Northern lights, Finland

Education

Finland’s education system has often been held up as the world’s best on different rankings. ‘Less is more’ principle that supports fewer hours at school, less formality, homework and exams, but instead, more rest, more options and more freedom and creativity, has made Finnish education a world leader and is something of which all Finns can be proud. Find out more what studying in Finland is like.

Society

Freedom for the individual, equal opportunities, respect and tolerance are core values in Finnish society. For the second year, Finland has been named as the best country in the world at maximizing and leveraging its human capital potential and the second most equal country in the world thanks to its strong regard to equality and diversity. Also, a sense of community, healthy lifestyle and the ability to steam your worries away in a traditional Finnish sauna, made Finland the 5th happiest country in the world.

Clear sky, lakeside Finland

National stability

Finland is the most stable country and the safest travel destination in the world. Additionally, the country leads the world in governance and has the lowest level of organised crime and corruption. That is why Finland is the most well-functioning country and the Finnish handshake is the most reliable one.

Innovation

There must be something about the air in Finland or maybe it is because of those long dark winter nights, but Finns are ranked as one of the most innovative nations in the world. Quite hard to find a person, who hasn’t heard of Finnish sauna, Angry Birds or legendary Nokia. Among other Finnish-born inventions are the first Internet browser, rescue toboggan, the heart-rate monitor, salty liquorice (‘Salmiakki’), the Linux OS, ice skates, the Molotov cocktail and the SMS.

Sustainability

Environmental issues are high priority in Finland and no wonder why: Finnish nature is breathtaking, with huge forests, endless lakes, long coastlines, beautiful archipelagos, majestic
northern fells and many other nature miracles. If you are concerned with sustainable development for a greener future, Finland is the right place for you.

Finnish designs and innovation

Design

Finnish design is known and famous worldwide for many decades. Design is a huge part of a daily life in Finland and can be noticed everywhere from the kitchen cupboards, stocked with Arabia tableware and Iittala glassware to Alvar Aalto’s Savoy vases during special occasions, various decorations with unique Marimekko patterns, pieces of Artek furniture and designer clothes or leisurewear by IvanaHelsinki, Ril’s, Tiia Vanhatapio, Halti or Rukka. Finnish design isn’t just something you see — it is something you experience.

Isn’t Finland the best place to live?

Check out our amazing partner universities

APPLY today!

Latest from our blog

June 2, 2020

Finnish Forests – Beauty in its Wildest Form

Care about your well-being? Like being surrounded by lush and beautiful nature? Well, lucky for you, Finland has more than 70% of its land covered […]

→ Read more

May 26, 2020

International Studies and Career Training Opportunities at SeAMK

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences is a multidisciplinary institution of higher education and an active participator in education and research, development and innovation (RDI) in […]

→ Read more

May 19, 2020

Helsinki Tour – Nordic Arts and Museums

I am Linh Nguyen, a second-year Vietnamese student, studying Business Management at Vaasa UAS. After a busy working week, normally I spend my time doing […]

→ Read more

May 12, 2020

An Interview with a Palestinian Student from Germany

A morning wandering in a big event Liekkeissä at Tampere University of Applied Sciences helped me open my mind about the Entrepreneurship grand emergence in […]

→ Read more

May 5, 2020

Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce During Coronavirus

Working citizens all over the world are being encouraged to work from home in a bid to slow down the spread of COVID-19. And because […]

→ Read more

May 1, 2020

Interview with Pinja – an Intern at Edunation

Pinja is a business student from Finland and is currently doing her 5-month long internship at Edunation. She is studying at Tampere University of Applied […]

→ Read more

April 28, 2020

Job-sites and Season Work: Opportunities for Students Abroad

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden Looking for a part-time job? Giving the current global situation, […]

→ Read more

April 24, 2020

Studying Online — Tips on How to Build an Effective Online Study Plan

Online studies? Not being able to motivate yourself and deadlines are approaching rapidly? Studying online requires a lot of discipline and routines, and of course, […]

→ Read more

Hear the latest from Edunation

Subscribe to our newsletter

Edunation, Mustanlahdenkatu 3-7 E, 33210 Tampere, Finland +358 50 354 8603
Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm (GMT +2)
© 2020 Edunation

Privacy Policy

Site by Atomi

Edunation’s Official Statement Regarding COVID-19