Academic unemployment in Finland
Finnish universities and university colleges are producing more and more doctors and PhDs, but there is not relevant work for all of them. Each year 1400 doctors graduate from Finnish universities.
The Finnish researchers associoation says most of the new doctors must look for work outside academia. Only 40 percent of the candidates will be offered positions in academia after graduation. Private industry will employ 15 percent, and now the State, The Academy of Finland and Tekes are in negociations with private industry representatives to try to increase the exchange between the university and industry.