Political system: Republic
Capital city: Helsinki
Total area: 338 000 km²
Population: 5.3 million
Official EU languages: Finnish , Swedish
Finland, a country of forests and lakes, is perhaps best known for its unspoilt natural beauty. In the far north, the White Nights, during which the sun does not set, last for around 10 weeks of the summer. In winter the same area goes through nearly eight weeks when the sun never rises above the horizon.
As a result of Finland being a part of Sweden for seven centuries (from the 12th century until 1809) some 6% of the population is Swedish-speaking. Finland became an independent state following the Russian revolution in 1917. Since this date Finland has been a republic. It has a one-chamber parliament whose 200 members are elected every four years.
The country has developed a modern, competitive economy, and is a world leader in telecommunications equipment. Main exports include telecoms equipment and engineering products, paper, pulp and lumber, glassware, stainless steel and ceramics.
Its remote northern beauty has inspired many artists, including the composer Jean Sibelius and the designer Alvar Aalto. Finland has also produced a number of top sports stars, including Formula One drivers Mika Häkkinen and Kimi Räikkönen.
Finnish cuisine has been influenced by continental, Russian and Swedish food. Traditional specialities include fish (especially salmon and turbot roe), as well as reindeer meat. Dishes to look out for include karjalanpiirakka (rice or potato pastry) and kalakukko (fish and pork fat baked inside a loaf).
Finland is situated in northern Europe and neighbours Sweden, Norway and Russia. It is a member of the European Union where it represents both Nordic democracy and way of living. Equality in wealth is a key-driver in our society.
For an international student Finland is both an exotic and a safe target country. Finnish society is credible: a networked and transparent open civic society, where education is always a top first priority.
The country is filled with contrasts. We have four distinct seasons including the midnight sun in the summer and a period of near darkness in the Winter. We have large rural areas and the highest technology within reach; East and West – you name it.
Finland is a global leader in information technology and also enjoys gender equality and low levels of corruption. We have one of the most advanced education systems in the world, and as a result of our innovative mindset and investing in education we are blessed with high standard of living and quality of life.
Finland benefits from its position in Northern Europe. Since its adhesion to the Europe, the market place is growing up quickly and offer great opportunities in the Capital, Helsinki. Technology and entrepreneurship are some of the most fruitful career choices in the country.
Denmark has many historic sites and is full of culture. If you want further information on accommodation visithttp://finland.gabinohome.com/en/rent+room . Alternatively view the accommodation provided by the university you choose to study.
LAPIN YLIOPISTO (Lay) Rovaniemi
ARCADA – NYLANDS SVENSKA YRKESHÖGSKOLA Helsinki
TURUN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU – ÅBO YRKESHÖGSKOLA TURKU
ÅBO AKADEMI ÅBO
SEINÄJOEN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU Seinajoki
OULUN YLIOPISTO OULU
JYVÄSKYLÄN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU JYVÄSKYLÄ
TAMPEREEN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU TAMPERE
OULUN SEUDUN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OULU
VAASAN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU – VASA YRKESHÖGSKOLA VAASA
KAJAANIN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU Kajaani
TAMPEREEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO Tampere
MIKKELIN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY Mikkeli
POHJOIS-KARJALAN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU JOENSUU
KESKI-POHJANMAAN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU – MELLERSTA ÖSTERBOTTENS YRKESHÖGSKOLA (KPAMK – MÖYH) KOKKOLA
ROVANIEMEN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU (RAMK) ROVANIEMI
JYVÄSKYLÄN YLIOPISTO University of Jyvaskyla
SATAKUNNAN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU Pori
VAASAN YLIOPISTO Vaasa
TURUN YLIOPISTO TURKU
TAMPEREEN YLIOPISTO Tampereen yliopisto
KYMENLAAKSON AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU Kotka
LAPPEENRANNAN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO Lappeenranta
LAHDEN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU Lahti
KEMI-TORNION AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU KEMI
SAIMAAN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU Lappeenranta
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO Helsinki
HÄMEEN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU Hameenlinna
HANKEN SVENSKA HANDELSHÖGSKOLAN HELSINKI
HÖGSKOLAN PÅ ÅLAND Mariehamn
HUMANISTINEN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU Helsinki
HAAGA-HELIA AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU Helsinki
METROPOLIA AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU METROPOLIA
YRKESHÖGSKOLAN NOVIA VAASA
AALTO-YLIOPISTO (AALTO-KORKEAKOULUSÄÄTIÖ) AALTO (TOWN, ESPOO)
ITÄ-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO KUOPIO
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