Gender Equality is important in education
Women’s level of education is high in Finland, and girls’ learning outcomes are excellent. In this respect Finnish women have good prerequisites for attaining equality in society and working life. The fields of education are, however, still markedly gender-segregated, and there have been no major changes over the last ten years.
Finnish Aalto satellites make waves in space
At Aalto University in Helsinki, students have built two nanosatellites, both of which were recently launched into space. In the near future, numerous nanosatellites will provide a wealth of new information relevant to the environment, transport and business, including critical challenges such as climate change.
Helping us understand causes of diseases
Leena Peltonen-Palotie was considered one of the world's leading molecular geneticists. She contributed to the identification of 15 genes for Finnish heritage diseases, including arterial hypertension, schizophrenia, lactose intolerance, arthrosis and multiple sclerosis.
Modern Women: Finnish art in an eventful era
Scandinavia House in New York is the starting point for a show of four Finnish painters, all of them women, whose careers coincided with cultural and political transformations. The paintings later continue to Stockholm before returning to Helsinki as part of a larger exhibition.
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