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More Finnish youths develop higher interest in higher education
Friday, 15 April 2011
The interest in studying at universities is increasing in Finland. In Helsinki University more than 26 700 people were examined, which is over 3300 more than last year. The new Swedish-language kindergarten teacher had 155 applicants.
Also, other Swedish-language study options at the University of Helsinki attracted more. For the medical program attracted 314 people, or 32 more than 2010. Training for law at undergraduate and post graduate in Helsinki had 141 applicants, 24 more than last year.

Swedish School of Social Science attracted 495 applicants, to 450 years before. The largest increase in the number of applicants was to major in social work. Journalism was the most popular with 161 candidates.

To the Swedish Business School 967 persons were examined, against 892 years before. Interest in the university's campus in Vaasa more than doubled.

Turku Academy had a record number of candidates, over 2500people. At Polytechnic, Novia, the number of candidates was up by four percent to nearly 1400.
By Scancomark.se Team

Key Finnish Facts
Official Name Republic of Finland
President Tarja Halonen
Prime minister Matti Vanhanen
Population 5.3 Million
Capital City Helsinki
Monetary Unit Euro (€)
  €1 = 100 cent
Domain Name .fi
Int. Dialling Code +358
Official Language Finish - 92%
Swedish - 6%
Religion Christianity
Main stock market Name NASDQ OMX Helsinki 25
Internet Speed 4.5 Mbps (2009)
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