Webinar on Building Educational Competitiveness

By Murat Akpinar A webinar on the education system of Finland and its impacts on the country’s competitiveness was delivered by Ari Pokka, President Elect of the International Confederation of Principals, and Harri Keurulainen, Head of Department, Teacher Education College, JAMK on Dec 18, 2013. Finnish education system has proven to be one of the best…

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Finland: a business paradise

By Irina Starovoytova Finally Finland is officially recognized as a paradise for business. According to the Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (Oct., 2012) Finland is second best country in the world for dynamic growing businesses. It is ahead of Sweden, Israel, Austria, Australia, Switzerland, South Korea, Germany and United States. Best of best is one of…

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Finland ranked as the 3rd competitive economy in the world – how about Central Finland?

By Hanna-Maija Kiviranta JAMK We are doing excellent! Finland moved up one place in World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness report reaching the 3rd position in the list of the top 10 competitive economies in the world. According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013, Finnish economy has had small improvements in a number…

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Finland’s Transition to a Knowledge Economy

By Pekka Ylä-Anttila Original news available at http://www.etla.fi/eng/index.php?did=1390 For anyone interested in economic change, Finland is an interesting case for two reasons. First, Finland has transformed itself in a relatively short period from a resource-intensive economy into a knowledge-based one. Second, the transformation coincided with major macro economic crisis in the early nineties – recovery from a deep recession and major…

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