Krista Kiuru (SDP), the Minister of Education and Science, has expressed her hope that a decision on the adoption of tuition fees for foreign students is reached by the end of the year. According to her, it is vital that Finnish universities guarantee the availability of courses in the domestic languages for foreign students. “It's impossible that language studies cannot be fixed,” Kiuru said on Monday.
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Finland, she stressed, must hold on to its foreign students, who at present struggle to find employment after graduation due to insufficient language skills.