Finnish Education Symposium

After 40 years of vast education reform, Finland’s school system has consistently placed at the top of the international rankings for education systems. Through constructing a publicly-funded comprehensive school system without selecting or tracking students during their common basic education, Finland’s education has been globally recognized for achieving high equality and excellence in STEM areas. To celebrate the University of Pittsburgh’s Year of Diversity and the launching of a Finnish Nationality Classroom in the Cathedral of Learning, many departments across campus and in our community are joining together to host a Finnish Education Symposium. This event is free and open to the public. We encourage all students, faculty members, and others interested in learning more about Finnish education to join us for this innovative event.

Presentations will include Finnish education scholars and practitioners from primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. Come join us to enjoy Finnish food and cultural activities, including Finnish music, songs, and dance. For more information about the Finnish Education Symposium, contact Xi Wang at


Wednesday, October 5, 2016 -
12:30pm to 8:30pm

Location and Address

5604 Wesley W. Posvar Hall