Living & studying in Finland

Finland is a booming country that is consistently ranked among the top ten in the world in terms of the standard of living, economic stability, and education. All this, combined with the fact that it is one of the safest countries in the world, makes Finland an excellent place to live.

Finland is a country of innovation and technology and has continuously topped related global indices. Finnish companies highly value innovation designed to solve problems in a pragmatic and surprising way. In fact, Finland is the home of many world-leading companies in areas such as forest products and the biomass industry (UPM, Stora Enso, and Metso), transportation services (KONE) and design (Iittala and Marimekko).

Finland is a land of countless lakes, forests, fells and archipelagos – it is one the most extensive and unspoiled natural environments in Europe. According to recent statistics by the World Health Organisation, the air in Finland is the cleanest in the world.

Where do you think the happiest people live? In the latest World Happiness Report, Finland took the top spot as the world's happiest country.

Our campuses are in Lappeenranta and Lahti. Lappeenranta is located in South-East Finland (200 kilometres of the cities of Helsinki and St. Petersburg) and Lahti in Southern Finland (100km north of Helsinki).

Finland facts

Capital: Helsinki
Official languages: Finnish and Swedish
Population: 5.5 million
Government: Parliamentary democracy
Currency: Euro (€)

  • Finland's education system is among the highest ranking ones in the world.
  • Finland is the third best country for business in Europe.
  • Finland is the fourth most gender equal country in the world.
  • There are 2.2 million saunas in Finland.
  • Finns drink more coffee per person than anyone else in the world (12 kg a year).
  • Finland has four very distinct seasons – temperatures may vary between -35°C and +35°C

More information

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Visit Finland:

The Great Finnish Lakeland
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Winter in Finland
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