- a high quality of teaching
- the teachers' possibility to choose what material they want to use in their teaching
- Finnish students don't pay for their education. In fact, university and polytechnics students receive a grant of about 400 euros per month from the state for living expences.
As a consequence, many (about 65 percent, says Liat Radcliffe in Newsweek) Finns go to either universities or polytechnics. The article didn't however mention that many educated Finns with a Master's degree move abroad, taking their expertice knowledge and tax money out of the country. Some fear that this "brain drain" will increase in the future.