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1 Internationalization and higher education policy: Recent developments in Finland Seminar on Cooperation between Russian and Finnish Institutions of Higher Education St Petersburg Rector Anneli Pirttilä South Karelia University of Applied Sciences

2 Institutions of Higher Education in Finland 2008 Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences University Kemi Oulu Kajaani Kokkola Vaasa Seinäjoki Kuopio Joensuu Jyväskylä Mikkeli Mariehamn Pori Turku Ekenäs Tampere Hämeenlinna Lahti Helsinki Espoo Vantaa Kotka Lappeenranta

3 Institutions of Higher Education in Finland 2008 Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences University of Applied Sciences / Subunit University University / Subunit Kokkola Kemi Oulu Kajaani Vaasa Seinäjoki Kuopio Joensuu Jyväskylä Mariehamn Pori Turku Ekenäs Tampere Hämeenlinna Lahti Helsinki Espoo Vantaa Mikkeli Kotka Lappeenranta

4 Entry Rates to Tertiary Education Chart C2.1. Entry rates into tertiary-type A education (1995, 2000 and 2005) Sum of net entry rates for each year of age % Australia New Zealand Poland Sweden Norway Iceland Finland Hungary Russian Federation1 Slovak Republic Netherlands Denmark Italy1 Estonia Israel OECD average EU9 average United Kingdom Korea1 Chile1 Ireland Spain Greece Czech Republic Japan1 Slovenia Austria Switzerland Germany Belgium2 Mexico Turkey

5 Ministry of Education: Structural Changes in HE in Finland - Minimum size of HE Institutions in Finland: - Universities 3000 students (FTE) - Universities of Applied Sciences 2500 students (FTE) - Strategic Alliances = Alliances between universities and Universities of Applied Sciences students (FTE) - Minimum intake of students in degree programmes / 40 students

6 Ministry of Education: Vision of HE in Finland in Universities Universities of Applied Sciences Strategic Alliances between Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences

7 Institutions of Higher Education in Finland 2020 Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences University Strategic Alliance Merger Kokkola Kemi Oulu Kajaani Vaasa Seinäjoki Kuopio Joensuu Jyväskylä Mariehamn Pori Turku Ekenäs Tampere Hämeenlinna Lahti Helsinki Espoo Vantaa Mikkeli Kotka Lappeenranta

8 Internationalization trends in HE Institutions in Finland - Larger institutions of HE - Stronger also and above all in internationalization - Increased volume of degree programmes in English for foreign students - Aim to increase immigration in order to solve availability of skilled labour force - Tuition fees for students coming outside EU countries? To come in the future? - At the moment no tuition fees for any students in degree programmes - New legislation enables HE institutions to charge fees of groups outside EU, when degree programmes have been ordered by a company or institution outside EU

9 Focus on Russia - Strategic Alliance in South Eastern Finland (South Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences, Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences and Lappeenranta University of Technology) is introducing a strong focus on Russian co-operation - Also many other HE institutions are interested in increasing student and staff exchange and other co-operation with Russian partner universities and other institutions - Recognition of credits is a clear problem at the moment - Used to be a problem in Finland also some years ago, but situation has changed - Double degrees and joint degrees are a necessity in the future - Bologna Process in EU / Russian degrees?

10 Student flow to and from Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences - Russia from Finnish universities of Applied Sciences to Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences

11 Student flow to and from Finnish Universities - Russia from Finnish Universities to Finnish Universities

12 Student flow to and from Total - Russia Total student flow to Russia Total student flow from Russia

13 Top 20 of student exchange countries in 2006 FROM FINLAND Source: CIMO; CIMO PUBLICATIONS Total Germany Graet Britain Spain Sweden France USA The Netherlands Austria China Russia Italy Canada Belgium Australia Hungary Denmark Ireland Malaysia Czech Republic Greece Total

14 Top 20 of student exchange countries in 2006 TO FINLAND Source: CIMO; CIMO PUBLICATIONS Total Germany France Spain Poland Italy Czech Republic The Netherlands Russia Austria Hungary Belgium Great Britain Lithuania China Turkey USA Portugal Estonia Greece Korea Total

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