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Espoo suspends sports test after pupil death

Schools in Finland's second largest city Espoo have suspended a fitness test after a pupil  died last week. The boy had a medical emergency at...

Balanced diet: uneaten food a problem for school children

Is your child eating all of their lunch at school? A new study by the National Institute of Health and Wellness THL finds that many...

More Finns Applying To UK Universities Despite Brexit Uncertainty

More Finnish students are applying to study at British universities, despite the ongoing uncertainties over what a final Brexit deal will look like or...

Finnish Teachers Face Increasing Bullying, Violence: Report

A new report from the Trade Union of Education OAJ finds that every second teacher in Finland has experienced inappropriate treatment or bullying in...

Helsinki Plans Immigrant Education Shake-Up

Helsinki City Council is expected to approve an overhaul of its education provisions this month, to try and improve qualifications and opportunities for students...

Summer Holiday Shift Could Boost Tourism Money

What do you think about your children starting and ending their school summer holidays two weeks later? A new government-backed report says it could be...

Social Democrats Back Fully-Free High School Education

The Social Democrats say that a proposal for fully-free secondary education - including high school and vocational school - should be added to parliament's...

Education Minister Welcomes Union Proposals For More School Time

Education Minister Sanni Grahn-Laasonen (NCP) says she agrees with new proposals that would stretch the number of years children stay in education. Today, the Education Trade...

Thousands Sign Initiative For Free Vocational Education Rights

Students in Finland already enjoy some world-leading free university education. But a new Citizens' Initiative aims to put the idea of genuinely cost-free vocational training...

Foreign Demand For Finnish University Places Rebounds

A drop in the number of international students applying to do master's degree studies in Finland was short lived. That's the findings of a new...