Seafaring in a nutshell
About 90 percent of the world trade is transported at sea. 150 countries participate as merchant ship flag states. There are over 50,000 vessels in the world that carry freight or passengers.
Because of its geographical location as an island nation, Finland is particularly leaning strongly towards the maritime sector. About 90 percent of Finlandâ€™s exports and 80 percent of its imports are carried via sea. Maritime connections are vital for the Finnish society and economy.
There are approximately 7,000 seafarers working in the Finnish shipping sector.
Come and meet us at our stand Seaventures at the exhibition in JyvĂ¤skylĂ¤. Ask us anything about maritime education or workplaces within the maritime sector. Students: check out the application dates and application forms (yhteishaku) at www.opintopolku.fi.
Summer opening hours
The office is open from 9am to 4 pm until 8.7.2016. 11.7-5.8.2016 from 9 am to 1 pm. Have a great summer!
Application for year 2016
Check out the application dates and application forms at www.opintopolku.fi.
Come and meet us at the Studia-exhibiton 1-2.12 in Helsinki!
This is a good chance for you to ask questions.