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....

23.05.2021 - 20.06.2021

Visual arts

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

An exhibition on the mesmerising world of senses with art works by Terike Haapoja, Dominique Knowles, Kati Roover and Ch...



Minna Salami, Sensuous Knowledge...

Online lecture as part of the exhibition A I S T I T / coming to our senses...

06.06.2021 - 25.07.2021

Visual arts

Kunst aus dem glücklichsten Land...

Keramik – Glas – Schmuck von Jasmin Anoschkin, Erna Aaltonen, Pekka Paikkari, Heikki Viinikainen, Terhi Tolvanen und Joh...

Why dolphins don’t like to cuddle with humans and humpback whales are the troubadours of the sea

Dr. Karsten Brensing is a German marine biologist, behavioural scientist and author who advocates for a better understanding of animals as a scientific expert and author of popular science books. Katharina Bieling interviewed him in the spirit of one of his book titles: What do Animals Think and Feel?



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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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