Finland News

Despite the current economic environment, cruise lines continue to grow profits as Finns don’t give up on their Baltic cruises. Helped by additional ships being introduced each year, Scandinavian cruise lines offer their guests the possibility to shop duty-free which is believed to be one factor contributing to the increase in on-board spending. Viking Line […]

Groups and groups of mud-lovers will be gathering in Poroholma, Rauma in September for the world mud-running championship. With 500 eager runners already registered, numbers are expected to grow into the thousand just before the start of the competition. Markus Niemelä who is a huge mud-lover and has been taking part in this competition explains […]

Finland has recently won a three year long project to enhance the standard of education in Kosovo and help introduce a new curriculum in the country. The project is lead by Omnia, The Joint Authority of Education in Espoo, and the department of Education and Cultural Services of Espoo who are bot thrilled to have […]

The Finnish Food Company HKScan has recently won 2 Gold Awards in the Aurora Awards international film competition in the US. The categories that the film was nominated for were Corporate Image and Documentary Historical Series which brought the movie one Gold Award each. Competing with films from all around the world, HKScan’s film was […]

Outokumpu, the Finnish steel company has been selected to produce and deliver what is known to be the largest stainless steel construction ever made to China. The construction will be used in the erection of the skyscraper Ping An Finance Centre which is located in Shenzhen, China. The skyscraper will be 600 metres tall and is […]

Joptek company based in eastern Finland recently received a 15 million Euros order from STX‘s shipyard in France to supply flooring, walls and doors for the Oasis ship which is being built at the shipyard. According to the contract, Joptek must supply 2,000 internal and external balconies and the cabin doors to the shipyard in […]

This year, Leipzig, Germany was the host of the WorldSkills Competition which was held in early July. The competition ended with accolades for Finland whose team brought home not less than 6 medals: three bronze, two silver and one gold! Around 1,000 participants from 50 countries took part in this year’s WorldSkills Competition which covered […]

Finland will be the first country where a 3D printer for photonics manufacturing R&D will be up and running. The apparatus is currently being set up at the University of Eastern Finland in a collaboration with the Dutch company LUXeXceL and should be ready by the end of the year. The cost for the completion […]

The global search engine giant, Google has recently announced that they are extending their operations in Hamina, Finland. The company has acquired an old paper mill and are working to build new service halls. The new center total surface will cover just over 2.5 hectares. The old Summa paper mill will be completely transformed to […]

International science Olympiads were recently held in various cities of Europe and Finland students once again brought some medals home. You may have heard that the Finnish educational system is one of the best in the world and this is just another proof of the effectiveness of a relaxed teaching environment. This year, upper secondary […]