Why has Finland introduced tuition fees for non-EU students?

Why has Finland introduced tuition fees for non-EU students?
Nordic universities have for a long time been renowned for their offer of free education and focus on the value of learning. However, the Nordic tradition of free tuition for non-EU students is fast becoming a thing of the past. Denmark introduced tuition fees for non-Europeans in 2006 and Sweden followed suit in 2011. Accordingly, enrolment of overseas students fell sharp shortly after fees were introduced.
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Innovating educators: Tomi Alakoski, Executive Director of Me & MyCity

Innovating educators: Tomi Alakoski, Executive Director of Me & MyCity
Finland’s Me & MyCity occupies a unique space in education. It’s a miniature town where children learn about micro- and macro-economics through role-play. The 12 and 13 year olds who visit the learning environment are each allocated a job for the day, such as CEO of the post office or customer assistant at a logging company. They’re tasked with a series of objectives they have to work with their co-workers to complete, earning a virtual salary to spend at the town’s scale versions of local businesses. The programme has over 20 partner businesses including Helsinki Art Museum, Nokia and Samsung.
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Me & MyCity: Finland’s miniature town where children learn to work

Me & MyCity: Finland’s miniature town where children learn to work
Finland’s innovative education system is in the news a lot. Whether it’s because the country’s educators have decided to scrap individual subjects in favour of teaching by topic instead, or for their reluctance to compare schools and teachers, something other European countries have been doing for decades, and comprehensively at that. While the international reputation of its education system grows steadily, Finland’s economy continues to stall – as a result, many of the nation’s educators are eager to export Finnish learning concepts around the world, in hopes of spreading the nation’s innovative teaching strategies and bolstering the country’s economy in one fell swoop.
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