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

Spurensuche auf Korsika – ...

Digitaler Workshop zum kreativen Schreiben. Keine Vorkenntnisse erforderlich!...

13.04.2021 - 11.05.2021

Performing arts

Together Alone 2.0

Together Alone 2.0 Open Call

Paris, London, Berlin, Helsinki, Gent
26.03.2021 - 31.01.2022

Visual arts

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

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

In keeping with the times

At the end of May 2021, Laura Hirvi's tenure as director of the Finnish Institute will come to an end: her work in Berlin spanned from 2015, the year of global migration movements, through "100 Years of Finland" in 2017 to today, the second spring of the pandemic. What is Laura Hirvi's conclusion after this eventful and moving time?



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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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At the end of May, Laura Hirvi's tenure as director of the Finnish Institute will come to an end: her work spanned from 2015, the year of global migration movements, to the second spring of the pandemic. What is her conclusion after this eventful time?