UNIVERSITIES IN FINLAND: EDUCATION IN FINLAND
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Finland is one of the smallest countries in the world but has one of the best adult literacy rates than most of the countries in the world. The education in Finland consists of various levels starting from pre-school which is compulsory followed by 9 years of comprehensive school( junior and senior) and then into respective higher studies. To get into a university, secondary education in Finland after the comprehensive school is required that will determine which university the student will opt for.
Finland has one of the highest educational Index measured by the UN signifying the importance of education in the country. Higher education is relatively young in the country but the quality is not compromised here.
Here have a look at some of the best universities in Finland.
1. University Of Helsinki
This is the oldest university in Finland and was established in the year 1640. Regarded as one of the best universities in the whole of Europe, the university got placed in the top 100 in the world rankings conducted almost every year. This has the most number of students enrolled with over 40000 and offers 11 faculties and research programs. One needs to have a sound score in IELTS or TOEFL (English proficiency tests) to get admitted to the university. Some of the well-known departments are Master course in Data Science, applied science and Computer science department.
2. Helsinki School of Business
This is a recent college in Finland that was set up in the year 2012. Finland lacked a proper business school and that’s why it was set up. The ownership of the college is private and is one of the best colleges in Finland. The degree is awarded from the University of Northampton which is one of the top universities in the U.K. The placement rate of college is also high. There are two courses in the offer, BBA (Bachelor in Business Administration) and MBA (Master in Business Administration) which is both for technical as well as non-technical students.
3. Lappeenranta University of Technology
This is one of the oldest engineering university in Finland. It was established in the year 1969 and is regarded as one of the top 20 technological institutes in the world. The college has over 4000 students and is famous for the research publications with some of the best research journals coming from this university. There are 3 departments of study that are master of science and Technology( that covers most of all the engineering) and master of economics and business administration( that deals with marketing as well as other aspects).
4. Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
This university in Finland is located in the town of Pori. The university has 4 campuses with the main one in Pori. There are two courses on offer that a student can study that are Bachelor in Business administration in International Business and Bachelor of Hospitality management in International tourism. These are both unique courses that are only studied here in the whole country. The placement record of the university is also nice and has a good alumni network all around the world.
5. Kajaani University of Applied Science
This university is located in Kajaani. It is the first university in Finland to have been given permanent university status by the UAS in the year 1996. This university is said to be the best for studying applied science in Finland. There are 3-D printing and robotics lab that makes it even more unique. Apart from science, there are degree courses in Business administration, hospitality Management, and sport studies as well.
6. Hame University of Applied science
This college is known for receiving the advanced status of its qualification system in the country. It means the entrance examination is the toughest of all the universities in Finland. It’s a multidisciplinary institute that has both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in fields of engineering, marketing, business administration, and so on. It is one of the few universities where construction engineering can be pursued in the country. There are advanced laboratories which help in the project and research work of the students.
7. Arcada University of Applied Science
This is another premium institute that offers courses along with vocational training as well. You need to have a good qualifying score in any entrance exams as well as a good score in IELTS or TOEFL to get a chance of admission here. The university uses modern methods of teaching and smart classes. Some of the well-known courses here are master in engineering in Big data analysis, Master in Business Administration, and a unique course that is Bachelor and Masters in International Business.
8. Aalto University
This is the second highest-ranked university in Finland. The university is the result of merging up three separate colleges to form a single higher education institution. The university was formed in the year 2010 out of Helsinki University of Technology, University of Art and Design Helsinki, and Helsinki School of Economics. Over 12000 students are currently studying at this University.
9. University of Turku
This is the second-largest university in Finland and was established in the year 1920. This university is mainly known for its foreign collaborations. This college has the most number of post-doctorate faculties available as well as master programs in science and technology, arts, business administration, computer science and IT, and so on. The university has over 5000 students currently studying here.