Education

Aalto University Fires 124 Staff Members

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 18 June 2014. Finland’s one of the most powerful universities, Aalto University, reduced 124 of its staff members in order to “achieve cost savings” in its support services. In result of the Aalto University’s statutory employer-employee negotiations launched on 25 April covering about 1,600 staff, the university decided to reduce staff by 49. In addition, […]

Let’s Code! Finnish Elementary Students to Learn How to Code

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 10 June 2014. True information society code finally arrives in Finland as the government pushes the button to allow teaching programming in Finnish elementary schools in 2016. The move was motivated by “Software Entrepreneurs” in Finland. This could be the best news of this year for the entrepreneurs who are operating in […]

University of Helsinki to Cut About 80 Jobs

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 2 june 2014. Finland’s superstart university, the University of Helsinki, is preparing to reduce about 89 jobs from its Palmenia Centre for Continuing Education department, the University announced on Monday. The University will begin labour negotiations concerning the whole staff and aim to reduce no more than 80 persons out of 169 people. Also Read: Helsinki […]

Crisis: Gambling in Finnish Schools Increase at Alarming Rate

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 29 May 2014. According to a recent study conducted by a private gambling firm, Finnish kids’ (younger than 17 years old) addiction to gambling is at an alarming rate. In Finland, gambling is prohibited for those who are under the 18 years of age. Nevertheless, that does not stop young people from […]

Finnish Education in Transition: Soon Parents Will Be Forced to Buy Textbooks

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 28 May 2014. Due to numerous budget cuts in the Finnish education area, soon the schools may force parents to purchase textbooks as well as to spend money on printing and other stationery items. Once posed as an example for the world to duplicate, the Finnish education system, is on the brink […]

Mineral Resources Research Receives €4 Million in Funding from the Academy

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 27 May 2014. The Academy of Finland has set on six candidates to undertake research on mineral resources. The Academy will be giving a whopping €4 million to the candidates. Worldwide mineral export volume grew by 4.1% annually from 1950 to 2003. Production grew at only 2.7%, indicating an increasing degree of specialization across […]

English is the Most Commonly Studied Foreign Language in Finland, Says Stats

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 24 May 2014. According to the latest statistics released by the Finnish government, English is the most commonly studied foreign language on grades 1 to 6 of comprehensive school in Finland. Also Read: Nokia’s Chairman: English Should be the Official Language in Finland Sixty-six per cent of the pupils attending grades 1 to […]

Climate Change Will Affect Dietary Choices of People in Finland, Says Research

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 22 May 2014. Increasing awareness of climate change will influence people in Finland to consume more of climate-friendly food, says a recently published research from the University of Oulu. The researchers started from the idea that food items differ substantially in the amount of greenhouse gases their production generates and therefore individuals, if willing, […]

Finnish Board of Education to Start Employee Negotiations

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 21 May 2014. Under the motivation to save €3.6 million savings in personnel costs, the Finnish board of education prepares to have employee negotiations. Currently, the board aims to reduce up to 60 people; however, the number may change depending on the discussion of the board. Also Read: Finland to Close Hundreds of High Schools Due […]

Finland to Close Hundreds of High Schools Due to Budget Cuts

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 18 May 2014. According to our sources, the Finnish government will close down hundreds of high schools out of 400 in total in Finland in the upcoming years. Some of them will have the opportunity to merge with other high schools. Due to recent budget cuts in the education industry, many students and […]

Most of the Students in Finland Suffer Mental Health Problems

(FINNBAY) – Oulu, 17 May 2014. The majority of students in Finland suffer from mental health problems, according to the data acquired from the Finnish government. The methodology of the research includes identifying the number of reasons students used to receive sickness allowance from the government. Also Read: Fewer Students Choose to Study at University in Finland […]

Education is Still Finland’s Top Priority

(FINNBAY) – Tampere, 14 May 2014. Finland’s educational methods are one in which is very successful and many countries fail to imitate. Peter Welch, head of Helsinki’s International School said “Lessons learnt from Finland were not necessarily transferable to other countries. Welch wonders of the frequent question asked by policymakers; how to transfer elements of […]

American Education System Does Not Coexist with Finland’s Teaching Methods

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 14 May 2014. The constant debate of Finland’s educational system make ears buzz at the very sound of it. Finland has organized their educational system opposite of what reformers think is an effective educational practice. The reformers think standardized testing and longer school days are the best forms of education for Finns. […]

Angry Birds Game to Generate Fun Learning

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 13 May 2014. Rovio Entertainment, the creators of the popular game Angry Birds is set to release an early childhood curriculum around the world. The learning game is designed to help children learn by making learning fun. The program is based on the Finnish national curriculum for children ages 3 to 6. […]

VTT Claims Finnish Scientists Discovered Anti-Cancer Compound

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 9 May 2014. Technical Research Center of Finland (VTT) claimed that Finnish scientists had discovered a compound named Cent-1 molecule which has the capability to kill particular-cells affected by cancer. The research on Cent-1 was conducted by academics in the University of Turku and the University of Eastern Finland. The scientists has […]