Big bang of the arts sets Turku ablaze
For all of 2011, Turku enjoys the status of European Capital of Culture, ushering in a schedule of hundreds of unique events that engage audiences and encourage interaction. In Finnish the theme for the year is Turku palaa, which can mean either "Turku is burning" or "Turku returns."
The search for the winner of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize has begun
Technology Academy Finland is now requesting nominees for the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize. Awarded every second year, the Prize is given to a technological innovation which significantly improves the quality of human life and supports sustainable development. Nominations will be accepted until 31 July 2011.
Focus 2011 out now: Finnish know-how in an imaginative package
The newest issue of Focus on the Economy and Technology, a magazine created for key audiences in Finland’s major export markets, presents the country’s strong points to the world in articles about water expertise, education, energy, design and more. The same central themes were emphasised in Finland’s country brand report in November.
President Halonen’s New Year Speech: A time for looking into the future
“A good reputation in a globalising world is an excellent goal as such, but what is far more important is how Finns view their own country and in which direction they want it to go in the future. This year is an election year, which further improves our chances of influencing this”, President of the Republic of Finland Tarja Halonen said in her New Year’s Speech on Saturday 1, December 2011.
The Many Faces of Education in Finland
What do sign-language rapper Signmark, world-class figure skater Laura Lepistö and Finland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Stubb have in common? They’re all in this new video clip, full of praise for the Finnish education system, which has yet again placed among the very top names in the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study.
A record 1453 applications from 100 countries received for Millennium Youth Camp 2011
A total of 1453 applications for the 2011 international Millennium Youth Camp (MY Camp) were received before the deadline, an increase of almost 50% compared to the number received last time. The target of the international Millennium Youth Camp (MY Camp) is to find young people interested in mathematics, science and technology, and help them start up a career in these fields.
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