The success of Finland as a country is to a great extent linked with improvements in the status of women and gender equality. As provided for in the Constitution the Finnish society is committed to gender equality.
Finland’s high level of education and expertise are based on high-quality teacher education. Teachers in Finland are highly educated and respected professionals. Teaching is a popular profession and universities can select the most motivated and talented applicants.
Quality, efficiency, equality and internationalisation are the keywords of the system here. Education has transformed Finland into a world-class, knowledge-based society, in which higher education is provided by 14 universities and 24 universities of applied science.
The Finnish people highly value education. In Finland, the teaching profession is highly respected and most people consider the comprehensive school as one of the most noteworthy factors in Finnish history.