Useful links

General Information about Finland and Finnish events

Visit Finland
The official websites provided by the Finnish Tourist Board and Finnish product suppliers for the purpose of providing information of Finland as a tourist country.

This is Finland
Information on politics&society, media, history etc.
Published by the Finland Promotion Board.

Finland Festivals

Here you will find the finest festivals in Finland!

Weather in Finland
Finnish Meteorological Institute

Gateway to public services

Turku European Capital of Culture 2011

Information on financial markets, statistics and research

The Confederation of Finnish Industries EK
The Confederation of Finnish Industries EK is the leading business organisation in Finland. It represents the entire private sector, both industry and services, and companies of all sizes.

Invest in Finland

Expert service organisation assisting companies locate operations in Finland

High technology Finland

Finnish innovations on energy& environment, health care etc.

Bank of Finland

Statistics  Finland

Finland in figures, all walks of life.

Finnfacts is an independent media service unit that operates as an interface between foreign media and Finnish industry and business.

Scientific research in Finland

Scientific research in Finland is concentrated in universities and state-funded specialised research institutions. The task of universities is to promote freedom of scientific research. Universities and research institutes endeavour to attain a level of science which is also high in international terms. The activities of each research institute are guided by the ministry in charge of that particular area.

Science, Technology & Universities

Finnish Science and Technology Information Service contains key statistics and other data on Finnish science and technology. There are also links for more in-depth information: statistical and other publications, documents and databases.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

VTT is a globally networked multitechnological contract research organisation.
VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services.

Research Institutes

Information about funding to state research institutes and links to their websites.

The Helsinki School of Economics

The Helsinki School of Economics (HSE) is the largest and leading business school in Finland and a globally acknowledged player in management education.

University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki is the most versatile research university in Finland, with teaching based on top research. In global research university rankings, the University of Helsinki is among the top 10 or 15 European universities.

University of Art and Design, Helsinki

In its field the University of Art and Design is a dynamic international university that promotes the development of creative industries, the regeneration of the national culture, artistic edification and innovative entrepreneurship based on sustainable development.

The University of Art and Design is part of a local concentration of universities and polytechnics, which will provide international-level conditions for high-standard research, teaching, artistic endeavour and effective innovation.

Sibelius Academy, Helsinki

The mission of Sibelius Academy is to foster and renew all forms of musical culture. As a Finnish art university operating in an international setting, Sibelius Academy creates conditions for a high standard of artistic activity, research and associated learning.

Hanken School of Economics
The university is one of the leading business schools in the Nordic countries with top research and teaching in the economic sciences.

University of Joensuu
The strenghts and areas of expertise of the University of Joensuu are research and teaching relating to education and human development, forests and the environment, optics, new materials and information technology as well as border studies and Russia.

University of Jyväskylä

Univercity of Jyväskylä’s core fields in research and education are natural sciences and mathematics, human-centered sciences, sport and health sciences and teacher education.

University of Kuopio

The University of Kuopio has an international reputation in the fields of health, environment and well-being, with particular strengths in biotechnology, biosciences and molecular medicine. The University's latest fields of expertise are business administration and technology education.

Finnish Academy of Fine Arts

Finnish Academy of Fine Arts provides the highest university-level theoretical and practical training in Finland in fine arts. It seeks to promote research in the fine arts and to act as a member of the international community of academic education in arts. The purpose of the Academy is to provide broad professional artistic training whilst taking into account new developments in contemporary art.

University of Lapland
The University of Lapland is an international science and art university located in the Arctic gateway city of Rovaniemi on the Arctic Circle. Univercity  offers the possibility to learn about art and design, education, law, social sciences, and tourism and business. As the northernmost university in Finland, issues pertaining to the Arctic and circumpolar north constitute essential topics in  research and teaching.

Lappeenranta University of Technology
The most outstanding feature of the university is the way in which it has succesfully integrated expertise in technology and economics. LUT`s location on the border between the EU and Russia has also had a major impact on the university's activities and orientation.

University of Oulu

The University of Oulu is an international scientific community known for high-quality research and education that provides experts for demanding tasks on both national and international level.

The fields of information technology, biotechnology, northern and environmental issues have been defined as special research focus areas.

Tampere University of Technology

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) conducts scientific research in technology and architecture and provides higher education within these fields. The University operates in close collaboration with business life and other facets of society and produces high-standard services within its range of tasks.

University of Tampere

The University of Tampere is Finland 's biggest provider of higher education in the field of social sciences and the accompanying administrative sciences.

The research accomplished at the University of Tampere is scientifically of high quality. It is also nationally and internationally influential and interesting. A characteristic feature of the research is that the phenomena of society, health and well-being are approached from the perspective of numerous research areas.

Aalto University School of Science and Technology

Aalto University School of Science and Technology is the oldest university of technology in Finland and a pioneer in the field of technology in the country: its fields of education and research cover all areas of technology that are of importance to the Finnish economy, including architecture.

Aalto University School of Science and Technology is also involved in nine national Centres of Excellence in Research. Nominated by the Academy of Finland, the Centres of Excellence carry out research on topics ranging from nanotechnology and radio technology to bioadaptive materials and brain activity.

Turku School of Economics (TSE)

Turku School of Economics is one of the largest institutes in Finland for education in economic science.

University of Turku

As one of the leading universities in Finland, the University of Turku offers study and research opportunities in six faculties: Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Medicine, Law, Social Science and Education. Fields such as biotechnology, information technology, social sciences, cultural integration and the Baltic States are amongst the university's stongest and most reputable areas of study.

University of Vaasa
The University of Vaasa is a multidisciplinary, business-oriented university. Our fields are business studies, public administration, languages and technology.
Key areas within business studies include the study of financing and financial markets, entrepeneurship, consumer behaviour, and internalisation of enterprises.

Åbo Akademi University
Åbo Akademi University has an acknowledged position
at the forefront of research in such areas as biosciences,
computer science, democracy, human rights, material sciences, process chemistry and psychology.