Logos of the cities and higher education institutions.

Competence clusters, internationalisation and funding for higher education institutions must be strengthened

With its constituent cities and institutions of higher education, the Helsinki Metropolitan Area comprises an innovation and competence cluster unique to Finland, containing the potential to succeed in stiffening global competition, thus benefiting all of Finland.

The cities and higher education institutions of the capital region believe that the next government and parliament have the opportunity to provide better preconditions for the cities and higher education institutions in the region, as well as throughout Finland, to succeed. This is why the next government must support the region’s development into the best innovation and competence cluster in the world, consolidate its skills base and its ability and opportunities to make investments, as well as foster conditions that generate new jobs.

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A state­ment by the cities and in­sti­tu­tions of higher education in the Helsinki Met­ro­pol­itan Area