Finland is a global education leader and a knowledge-based society, whose strengths rest on skills, knowledge and creativity. For an international student Finland is both an exotic and a safe target country.
We have one of the most advanced educational systems in the world, and as a result of our innovative mindset and investment in education, we are blessed with a high standard of living and quality of life. Whilst being a globally leading country in the field of information technology, Finland also boasts gender equality and low levels of corruption.
Finland is situated in northern Europe and its neighboring countries are Sweden, Norway and Russia. Finland represents both the Nordic democracy and its way of life as a member of the European Union.
High tech and the midnight sun – a country of contrast
The country is full of contrasts, making it an interesting destination. We have four distinct seasons, and we get to enjoy phenomena such as the midnight sun in the summer and the polar night in the winter. Large rural areas and the highest technology within reach can be found all around Finland, in the north and south alike; development has spread everywhere without eating away Finland’s beautiful nature.
Our emphasis on nature makes Finland stand out from other European countries. We breathe clean air, and drink clean tap water. Nature is an integral part of the Finnish way of life for a very simple reason: it is everywhere.