Finnish units offer study places to 2,000 Ukrainians who fled the Russian invasion

Finnish universities are preparing to provide study facilities for about 2,000 who have fled the Russian invasion.

Study places are offered to Ukrainians who are already in their home universities and want to continue their studies in .

The effort began at the request of the Ministry of and Culture.

Vice Rector of Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) Heidi Ahokallio-Leppäläsaid the exact number of incoming students is not yet known.

The announced on Monday that it intends to offer study places to 20 Ukrainian students.

Ahokallio-Leppälä said that the departments are investigating what kind of English-language courses could be offered. For example, HAMK has 11 international university degrees, which said it was a good and comprehensive selection.

"We believe we can help develop skills that will continue to be useful [the students] return to his homeland," he said.

However, Ahokallio-Leppälä said that Ukrainian students are not expected to graduate in Finland, at least at this stage.

Preparations are expected to take some , and course is scheduled to begin in earnest this fall.

Finland will end research cooperation with Russia

The Ministry of Education and Culture has also recommended that all Finnish universities stop cooperating with Russian educational and research institutions.

According to the new guidelines, no new projects will be launched and existing cooperation between will be suspended for the time being. Joint research projects with are also being suspended.

According to the Minister of Science and Culture According to (Cen), the measures are aimed at supporting rather than restricting opportunities for Russian students.

Students or researchers can still apply to Finnish universities regardless of their citizenship, and exchange students from Russia and Belarus are allowed to complete their studies in Finland.

Source: The Nordic Page

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