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[Finland] Universities face drastic cuts and tuition fees

Finland’s universities are facing drastic cuts and the introduction of tuition fees for international students following the new government’s announcement of severe austerity measures that will involve lopping €4.5 billion (US$5 billion) off public spending by 2019. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 06 June 2015 Issue No:370

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Rector Kola to Finnish Government: University funding cannot be cut further |

Rector Kola to Finnish Government: University funding cannot be cut further | | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Jukka Kola, rector of the University of Helsinki, demands that the Finnish Government refrain from further cuts to university funding.

“Funding research and education is an investment in the future. It strengthens Finland’s ability to compete internationally. Basic research maintains an environment for innovations, and must not be neglected because of economic trends,” Kola emphasises.

Sweden and Denmark have chosen different paths from Finland. They have increased direct budget funding to universities during this decade. (...) - University of Helsinki, 25/08/2014

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Survol des modes de financement de l’enseignement supérieur dans différents pays

Pour mieux comprendre les enjeux du financement des universités au Québec, l’Université du Québec a réalisé un survol des modes de financement de l’enseignement supérieur au Québec, en Ontario, en Alberta, en Colombie-Britanique, en Angleterre, en France, en Australie, au Texas, en Nouvelle-Zélande, en Finlande, en Norvège et en Californie.  Ces travaux sont cités dans le rapport d’étape du Chantier sur la politique de financement des universités. (...) - L’éveilleur, par Lise Lafrance, 24/04/2014

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[Finland] Universities support intention to charge tuition fees

Major Finnish universities expressed their support recently for the incoming government's move to charge tuition fees for university students from outside the European Union or European Economic Area, reports Xinhua. (...) - University World News, by Xinhua, 23 May 2015 Issue No:368

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How Open is Finnish Higher Education?

How Open is Finnish Higher Education? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

I had been sufficiently impressed by the work of some Finnish geographers, though I knew little about the Nordic country’s higher education system before I accepted the position of postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki in December 2007.

I had been bent on visiting Finland for as long as I can remember. The country, its people and their culture intrigued me. Before 2008 the closest I had been to Finland was reading a school geography atlas. I spent hours studying the figures and photographs thinking that if I stared at them for long enough and longingly enough I would, by some means of teleportation, be transported into their beauty and silence.

(...) - GlobalHigherEd @insidehighered, by Kris Olds, July 14, 2014

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Nordic university reforms, diversification to continue

The Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have escaped the economic crisis cutbacks that have hit higher education in Europe, and have instead enjoyed expanding budgets. But governments are looking at ways for universities to supplement their funding, to ease the burden on state finances.

University World Newsprobed Scandinavian higher education’s prospects for 2014 and talked to several professors and rectors about the challenges ahead. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 10 January 2014 Issue No:302

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