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University entrance exams to be replaced by alternative admissions procedures this spring

The Finnish universities have concluded that, due to the coronavirus situation, organising traditional entrance examinations is not possible without compromising the…

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Safety first as universities prepare for student admissions – any entrance exam changes reported by 15 April

The Finnish universities are following up on the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and are carefully preparing for the practical arrangements…

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Investment in research, education and innovation must be secured in the EU’s next long-term budget

Investing in research, education and innovation is extremely important for the future of Finland and the whole of Europe. Otherwise we…

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EK, Akava, institutions of higher education and students: Finland’s success requires increased investment in education and research from the next government

The Confederation of Finnish Industries EK, the Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland Akava, together with institutions…

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Finland’s success hinges on skills – The next government will hold the fate of the country in its hands

A high level of skills and their flexible development are the key strengths upon which Finland’s future welfare is built. That…

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Finnish universities concerned about the EU decision to restrict the utilization of the new gene-editing technology in plant breeding – ”We find this extremely harmful”

In July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union made a decision, which hampers the use of the new…

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The preparations for Horizon Europe proceed, Finnish universities organise a series of high-level seminars to share their vision on the missions – “We must unite our forces in turning science and technology for the benefit of people and society”

The preparation of European Union’s next framework programme for research and innovation Horizon Europe is currently underway. The Commission has published…

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UNIFI demands Open Access and gives its full support to FinELib’s negotiation goals – ”We can make science more efficient by making research based knowledge available to everybody”

Universities Finland UNIFI considers it to be important that Open Access principles will be implemented quickly and therefore gives its full…

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UNIFI is satisfied with the European Parliament’s decision to invoke Article 7 concerning the situation in Hungary – Academic freedom must be protected

The European Parliament voted on 12 September 2018 to trigger Article 7 sanctions procedure against Hungary for undermining democratic values. Universities Finland…

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UNIFI and Arene: Sexual violence case at EUSA Games must be investigated and the organizers have to improve their attitude – ”This kind of behavior cannot be accepted”

The Finnish Student Spors Association OLL reported on Tuesday, that Finnish athletes have been the target of sexual harrassment, sexual assault…