Finland has the sixth best higher education system in the world according to a new comparison. The first to report the news was Helsingin Sanomat.
The United States rose to the number one spot, with Sweden and Switzerland coming second and third respectively. Finland ranked higher than the UK, Germany and France, among other countries.
TOP 10 higher education systems
1. United States
7. The Netherlands
The study assessed the resources, environment, output and national and international connectivity of the higher education systems of 48 countries.
The strong points of Finland’s higher education system in the comparison included good resources and output. Finland has the highest number of researchers per head of population and the number of research articles published in the country in relation to its population is high. In addition, Finland ranked among the best in the amount of funding afforded to tertiary institutions.
Finnish higher education institutions achieved weaker results in international connectivity, which was measured in terms of, for example, the number of articles authored by foreign students and as a result of international co-operation.
This was the second time that the global research university network Universitas 21 carried out the U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems study. In 2012 Finland was ranked fourth.
Article courtesy of Finnfacts/Good News from Finland!