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“I believe and hope these exceptional times will boost combat against climate change,” says Jukka Leskelä

Ben is helping Finland position itself as Europe’s leading battery hub

Windi Muziasari became an entrepreneur to help people

Vibha has embraced Finnish work-life balance

Maree advises anyone moving to Finland to embrace the quirky and the unusual

“Once you choose hope, anything is possible,” says Mia Kemppaala

Mariana applies service design to immigration questions

“We should all be a bit more ambitious,” declares Ronny Eriksson

Finland’s IT industry is inclusive, balanced and has low hierarchy, says Igor

MJ values the low hierarchy in working life

Aiman highly values the freedom Finland offers

Networking is the key to finding a job in Finland, says Inga

Finnish and Australian work cultures are fairly similar, says Adam

“Wild food isn’t just a privilege of rich people or fancy restaurants, it’s an everyman’s right”, Sami Tallberg states

Former reporter and news anchor Ivy appreciates independence and equality

– “Immigration and globalisation have broadened the definition of Finnish literature,” says Mehdi Ghasemi

Trust is very important in Finland, says Slobodan

“I consider the Finnish education system to be a very flexible one,” says Jouni Kangasniemi

“My philosophy is learning by doing,” says dentist, author and entrepreneur Tarek Omran

“Without art and music, life would be soulless,” ponders Siamäk Naghian

“Eating disorders are common in sports, but their treatment is focused too much on how to eat,” says Nina Chydenius

Yoshi believes in keeping an open mind and staying curious

Finland is best for work, life and family, says Silvia

Be a doer in Finland, not a talker, suggests Suvi from China

Svetlana never gave up and landed the job of her dreams

Minaë turned her passion for cooking into a collaborative platform for food entrepreneurs

Shiho finds working life here to be very open

After a stint in Silicon Valley, Finland was the ideal place to live for Zak

For Saurabh, Tampere is a home away from home

Education brought Daniel to Finland, entrepreneurship made him stay

Finland’s vibrant startup ecosystem appeals to Parneet

Shalini’s connection with Finland continues to deepen

Uchida from Japan likes the flexibility of working here

André came to Finland for a dream job, stayed for values

“The meaning of sisu lives, grows and changes,” says Katja Pantzar

Carmen found supportive communities for entrepreneurs in Finland

“There’s still truth in the stereotype of Finns being silent,” says Max Ovaska

Evon applauds the entrepreneur ecosystem in Finland

“I’m a pretty average Finnish guy,” says Seoul-based celebrity Petri Kalliola

“Our styles are like the two sides of Finland,” say Chao-Hsien Kuo and Eero Hintsanen

Helsinki keeps its promises, says Suphi

Pete from the UK admires the work hard, play hard mentality

Minwoo appreciates the creativity of Finland’s mobile games industry

The Finnish startup ecosystem has impressed Hoang-Mai

“I am fascinated by the fact that disruption creates more than it destroys,” states Perttu Pölönen

Working here is informal and relaxed, says Lais

“Sign language should be considered a minority language, not a disability,” says Signmark

“I always aim for the stars but even if I get a cloud in the path, it’s OK,” says Chiara Costa 

The people and nature here have made an impact on Katerina

Finland is a great place to work, says Grafton from the US

“Music keeps you humble and grateful, because it’s a gift,” says Tarja Turunen

Starting a business are easy in Finland, says Iranthi

“We've captured the essence of the Finnish berries in our wine,” say Paola Guerrero de Cohen and David Cohen

Fabien runs a food kit delivery company in Helsinki

Blen believes programming skills can help solve societal problems

Mark appreciates Finland’s startup sector

Sadeem switched from pharmacy to become a marketing executive

The Finnish technology sector is in an exciting phase, says Talita

Turning research into business drives Kunal Garg

Hyunseok appreciates the good work-life balance in Finland

Kelly from the US came here in search of adventure

Moving to Finland was a jump into the unknown for Natalia

Finland is a perfect working environment for Frenchman Erwan

Anna Fatima sees Finland as a good place to start a company

The Finnish startup ecosystem is focused on solving real problems, says Erdal

Ionela feels that Finland’s e-commerce industry is very exciting and rewarding

“Watches are not jewellery,” says Finnish watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva

Glenn thinks Finland is a great place to raise children

“There are many problems so complicated that classical computers will never be able to solve them,” says Jan Goetz

Life is wonderfully predictable in Finland for Priyam

“Music has been a great form of self-expression for Finns,” says Kaisa Rönkkö

“I get bored very easily with things,” says Minna Parikka

Finnish startup ecosystem is easy to get involved in, says Anjana

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