The World Health organization has rated Finland’s air as the world’s cleanest.
With the ongoing global emphasis on reaching sustainability goals, one of the most crucial environmental priorities to tackle is air quality. Polluted air is a serious and common problem across large parts of the world – most notably in Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. Lengthened exposure to air pollution can lead to serious respiratory illnesses and heart disease.
Fortunately, places do exist where there is clean air in abundance! In fact, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the cleanest air in the world is in Finland.
In Finland, you breathe clean air
Pia Anttila of the Finnish Meteorological Institute says that several factors influence Finland’s good air quality:
“Finland is located far enough from big European cities, so emissions from long-range transport of pollutants remain low,” says Anttila. “On a global scale, there is really only one big city in Finland – Helsinki – and even its air quality is excellent. There are also few inhabitants and little traffic in Finland. A very significant aspect is also that Finland has managed to curtail industrial emissions. In addition to good cleaning methods, industrial processes operate with clean technology.”
Studying in a clean environment with Finland University
Bearing in mind the benefits of breathing clean air, it’s little wonder that many foreign students look forward to studying in Finland. Trading in the headaches and weariness caused by air pollution for an environment where the air, water and food are clean is a very inviting option!
Learn more about studying in Finland
Finland University serves as a gateway to one of the finest Finnish multidisciplinary Universities on offer. If you are interested in studying in Finland and would like to find out more, the downloadable Finland University guide provides a quick starting package about how to apply for International Master’s Degree Programmes and Scholarships at the member universities of Finland University.
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