You may have heard rumours about Finland’s unconventional student culture, but you have no idea what you’re getting into.
We meet teachers from Finland, famous for its education system, who go abroad to expand their horizons, just as students do.
Finnish kids don’t like homework any more than anyone else. But their education has something most countries’ schools lack.
Ahtisaari Day: Finland’s Nobel Peace Prize winner inspires children who are learning how to mediate disputes at school.
Did you know Finland is bilingual, and kids can go to school in Swedish or Finnish? We visit a Swedish-language school.
The Finnish school system helps foreign and mixed-nationality families to bring their kids up to be truly multilingual.
The newly built Saunalahti School shows that in Finnish education, better architecture contributes to better schooling.
Työväenopisto offers students a range of skills at a low cost, with Finnish-language courses a major drawcard.
The Finns are taking steps to make their much-praised educational expertise into an exportable, global commodity.
We visit New York to celebrate the Finnish national epic at Columbia University’s Multilingual Kalevala Marathon.
Peace education and conflict prevention are cooler than you think! Finland and its schools are focusing on them for Ahtisaari Day.
Ukulele chords, bike repair, crisis resolution: Demos Helsinki hosts dozens of courses as the peer-learning trend grows.
Find out about the strengths and highlights of Finland’s internationally renowned, award-winning education system.
A “forest daycare” outside Helsinki encourages skills and values that stem from the Finnish love of nature.
Foreign students are attracted to Finland for many reasons (article includes reader-submitted photos!).
Video: Millenium Youth Camp introduces talented young people to Finnish expertise in science, maths and technology.
Ressu Comprehensive School mixes Finland’s renowned education system and the International Baccalaureate programme.
The principal of Helsinki's German School tells us how to utilise the best sides of two school systems in one school.
An electronic portfolio called the Learning Diary shows how education is evolving in Finland.
Finnish e-learning innovation Environment Online combats climate change and even promotes world peace.
At Finnish daycare Satusoppi, kids play to learn. They also visit world-famous designer Eero Aarnio to share ideas and draw.
In the 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Finland maintains a place near the top of the tables in all categories: reading, mathematics and science.
Foreign students at Finnish universities highly recommend the experience of studying in Finland.
An OECD report concludes that teens in Finland and New Zealand are the leaders in science, and says schools should focus on making science pleasant and enjoyable for students.
Schooling in foreign languages is available in Finnish cities for kids who don't speak the local lingo.
The Finnish school system forms the basis of the country's excellent scores in the PISA study.
Catch a glimpse of the Finnish education system at the progressive Strömberg School in suburban Helsinki.
Work hard, play hard: The Design Factory, part of Helsinki's new Aalto University, churns out ideas, projects and products.
Finland boasts more than 1,000 libraries. Library 10 in the heart of Helsinki lets users borrow – or create – a world of experiences.
The new Aalto University combines three Helsinki institutes of higher learning to foster an innovative academic community.
Finnish children have repeatedly scored top marks in the OECD's Programme for International Assessment (PISA). We look at the factors behind this success.