Packed my insect repellent and enthusiasm – ready to go!

When I hear the word Finland, education and mosquitoes are the first words that come to my mind.

Finland is the country with the best public education in the world and a role model in the field of technology for educational purposes.

Speaking of mosquitoes, Finland humorously reminds me of them because many friends have told me about their encounters with Finnish mosquitoes.

All jokes aside, this is ...  (continue reading)

Finland Is More Fantastic Than Any Other Fantasy

Before I came to Finland, what I’d known about this northern European country is its high rankings in many international comparisons of national performance such as the Global Peace Index or Technological Achievement. However, after numerous meetings with politicians and professionals, visits to business enterprises andinstitutions, trips to different parts of Finland, I ...  (continue reading)

Salmon and innovation: a week in Finland

The differences between a welfare state like Finland and a developing country are rather easy to spot once you get out of the airport, if not earlier.

Coming from an “Arab Spring” country, it was not the easiest task to write about Finland. Almost every Finnish person I have met is proud of the welfare state Finns built over the past 100 years. They will proudly tell you that things were ...  (continue reading)