The new EUROSTUDENT VII study examined the living conditions, studies, mobility, social background and livelihoods of students in higher education. Over 7 000 students in higher education responded to the survey carried out in spring 2019 in Finland, the national being recently released.
Among the findings of the study we have 4 main points:
- Faith about finding a job depends on the field of study, work experience being deemed more important for the field of arts and technology but less so in the fields of healthcare for example.
- There must be a better access to higher education: among the findings is the fact that children of highly educated parents are more likely to end up in higher education than others.
- Finland education system benefits from a good reputation that draws students in.
- High motivation to study makes students become exchange students while financial difficulties are a factor slowing down international mobility.
The study is available (in Finnish) here.