Finland index

November 27, 2006

 

Finland supplement
Published in The Times Higher
on December 1 2006

 

Introduction  
We examine Finland's efforts to fine-tune higher education and research for the globalised 21st century


Get ready to raise the bar  
The Education Minister, a former Olympic medallist, is determined to surmount any hurdles and give Finland a a world-class tertiary sector

Supermodel secrets  
Continuity, generosity and simplicity make Finland's research funding system a real eye-catcher

Rewards of long-term relations  
How universities, industry and students all gain from close collaboration

Academy paves the way for cross-border traffic  
Schemes are afoot to increase the mobility of researchers and to support advanced study for those in industry

Fresh views on a foreign exchange  
In a bid to boost science quality, Finland is setting up international funding review panels to offer new insights into research

Everyone's a winner  
Luring new blood to Finland is broadening horizons for native professors

A finger on the pulse  
Improved collaboration in biomedical research could lead to leaps in diagnosis

Funding and flexibility: keys to the future  
Finland's universities must adapt to survive in the competitive international market

Dual system is singular success  
A dynamic polytechnic sector with a status on a par with universities attracts many students and prepares them to succeed in the knowledge economy

A worldly wise tradition  
Finland's international intellectual links have been a central part of it's history

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