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Finland is one of the most exotic experiences to discover. A land of contrast where untouched and mystical nature meets modern thinking and technological innovation. Scroll down and read more Finland facts.

Finland is one of the most exotic experiences to discover. A land of contrast where untouched and mystical nature meets modern thinking and technological innovation.

It’s a mix between East and West – whether you enjoy urban culture and design or wish to spot a bear in the wild, both are possible. The society features safety and equality with a democratic and transparent political system. As a student you will find it to be one of the best study environments you may never have thought of.

World class education

Being consistently ranked no. 1 in world education is a Finnish success story. Top among the Erasmus students as well as ranked no. 1 and no. 2 among international students in the world in 2015 and 2014, Finland's education system provides proven results and global career opportunities. In Finland you have the chance to learn from some of the best educators you can find. Education is a top priority and available for everyone.

Safest country in the world

Peace and quiet is a feature of this modern and progressive society. Finland always features among the safest countries to live in. A small population with a high level of trust and equality creates a positive environment. You are free to be you and make your ambitions real. The most reliable handshake is said to be the Finnish one.

Leading the way in digitalization

Finland is a global frontrunner in digitalization. In a recent Digibarometer 2016 survey, Finland was ranked first out of 22 countries. Measurement was done on three different levels: preconditions, current utilisation and the effects of the utilisation and in three different sectors: companies, citizens and the public sector. Further proof of how advanced living and innovation is present and making a difference in everyday Finnish life.

Quality of life

Finland is the most functional country in the world. Things just work and get done. That’s Finnish practicality and simplicity for you. As one of the most corruption free countries in the world, freedom of press and of speech are priorities in public discussion. In addition, Finland provides free education, free healthcare and things like free libraries for its citizens. Everything in Finland is based on high quality and equality. Including a high level of basic wellbeing, access to the technological advances and general tolerance. All these factors coupled with the world-class education system add up to Finland being ranked as no. 1 in the highest quality of life in the world.

Endless summers and northern lights

Land of the midnight sun, land of the thousand lakes are some of the descriptions of Finland’s unique landscapes and seasons. Summer nights with 24 hours of sunlight, the kaleidoscope of Autumn colours and the white winter wonderland offer ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences. The spectacular Northern lights await you and so does the diverse Finnish wildlife.

The real Santa, the Moomins and Angry Birds

In the heart of Finnish Lapland lives the Real Santa Claus with his better half, reindeers and elves. This snow filled fantasy invites you to see the legend in action. You might also be familiar with the Moomins; white and roundish hippo-like characters whom you can visit in the Moomin world in Naantali. And what comes to Angry Birds and their endless battle with piggies — you’ll see that they’re not living on your screen only.

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