A new European City has been added to the Global Executive Ed.D. Program. Helsinki, Finland will add a new diverse perspective to the in-person sessions. As this new location is quite different from Los Angeles, Doha, and Hong Kong, here are some interesting facts about the city to help you get ready for your stay there:
Weather: The scheduled sessions in Helsinki will be happening during the month of April. The average temperature in April is about 4°C (39°F). The average sunlight hours are 14 hours from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Currency: Finland uses the euro as most European countries.
Language: Finland recognizes Finnish and Swedish as official languages. Sami, Romani, Finnish Sign Language, and Karelian language are recognized as minority languages.
PISA Scores: The most recent scores from 2015 are the following:
The PISA scores are an assessment of 15 year old’s literacy in the above categories done at an international level. To learn more about about the program please click here.
Land full of islands. Helsinki is located in the peninsula of the Finnish Sea. The city is mostly composed of islands with a total of 315. About of two thirds of the city is composed of water and one third is actual land.
Failure Day. In 2010, Helsinki became the founding city of the International Day of Failure. On October 13, everyone celebrates unfortunate events to make for a more positive outlook.
Bunny problem. The city has a serious problem with bunnies. These creatures seem to roam around the whole city creating such a problem that government officials talk about it constantly in the public eye.