The Finnish Institute in Germany

The Finnish Institute in Germany is a forum for Finnish culture and arts, academia and business in the German-speaking region. The Institute emphasises on networking and counselling of actors from different disciplines and offers, in co-operation with its partners, a diverse programme providing insights into Finland's culture and society.


18.02.2021 - 18.11.2021

Visual arts

Visiting Art/ist 2021: Helena Ka...

The artist-mathematician creates paintings, drawings and sculptures bursting with energy and colourful joy....


Visual arts

Künstlergespräch in finnischer S...

Künstlergespräch in finnischer Sprache

Paris, London, Berlin, Helsinki, Gent
28.03.2021 - 31.01.2022

Visual arts

A I S T I T / coming to our sens...

Ein vielgestaltiges Ausstellungsprogramm zeitgenössischer Künste in fünf europäischen Städten...

01.01.2021 - 31.05.2021


Mikko Fritze to start as the dir...

The Foundation for the Finnish Institute in Germany appointed Mikko Fritze, currently head of the Goethe-Institut in the...

“My perspectives tend to deal with logical extremes”

Lotte Laub met with Visiting Art/ist Helena Kauppila at her Berlin studio, where they discussed her work and connections to mathematics and the natural sciences. The exhibition will open at the Finnish Institute on 18.2.2021 − digitally, for the time being.



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In order to support the exchange between Finland and the German-speaking countries, the Finnish Institute is actively involved in the following funding programmes:

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The Finnish Institute has in its premises an open library for working, studying and reading books in a cozy environment.

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Studying and internship consultation

We organize informational events regarding studying and internship possibilities in Finland at study fairs and colleges. We offer current informational material and a possibility for personal counselling.

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The institute's publication series discusses various topics regarding the Finnish society, academic research and culture.

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Studying Finnish language

The Finnish Institute does not offer Finnish courses, but there are several possibilities to learn Finnish in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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The Finnish Institute offers Finnish students an opportunity to complete an internship at the institute. Very good German skills are essential.

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