Press release

Free to publish 14 April 2021

Three forerunners teaming up for Q.F.I. School Final Exam

Three forerunner organisations, EduCluster Finland Ltd (ECF), Eduten Ltd, and the Finnish Institute for Educational Research (FIER) have teamed up to produce a digital Finnish International Final Exam for the High School of Qatar-Finland International School (Q.F.I. School).

Operated by ECF, the Q.F.I. School is an international private school in Doha. The school covers grades from pre-school to grade 12, all of which are taught following an adapted Finnish curriculum.

“We offer our Q.F.I. School students learning pathways designed through a unique fusion of Finnish and Qatari curricular standards. A final exam that assesses key 21st Century skills on a purpose-designed platform is an exciting development for students, families, and teachers.  Eduten, as a forerunner in creating digital learning solutions, and FIER as a leading Finnish institution in the assessment of learning are the perfect partners for us in creating this exam. We are highly confident that this final exam will provide students with good opportunities to apply for further studies worldwide”, says Kati Loponen, the CEO of EduCluster Finland.

Henri Muurimaa, CEO of Eduten states: “I’m excited to work with our long-time partners at ECF, Q.F.I. School, and the experts at FIER to innovate a new way to assess the skills of High School students. Eduten Playground is already used by tens of thousands of teachers across the world for digital examinations and exercises, and this is the perfect next step for us in our mission to help schools through proven learning tools based on Finnish education expertise.“

Jussi Välimaa, The Director of FIER: “Creating a Final Exam for a Finnish-type international high school is an inspiring task for us. We are delighted to work together with ECF and Eduten in exporting Finnish education. We look forward to using our expertise on student assessment to provide relevant information about the skills and knowledge of Q.F.I. School students to all stakeholders:”

The first batch of students who have taken this exam will graduate from Q.F.I. High School in the spring of 2022.

About EduCluster Finland

EduCluster Finland Ltd., University of Jyväskylä Group, shares Finnish education know-how through dynamic partnerships across the globe. ECF operates or partners a number of international schools in the GCC, Asia and Latin America (see more at and helps teachers and school leaders worldwide to navigate into the future through diverse professional development programmes.

ECF’s flagship school, the Qatar-Finland International School, opened in 2014, has now 700 students from almost 60 nationalities. Of the teaching staff of about 90 people, roughly half are Finnish.

For more information, please contact Kati Loponen, CEO,, +358 40 825 4218.

About Eduten

Eduten is a spin-off from University of Turku that provides Finland’s most popular digital learning platform Eduten Playground to educational institutions around the world. Eduten Playground has proved its worth as a scientifically validated mathematics platform since 2011 by more than 510,000 users in Finland and 40+ other countries, including e.g. Qatar, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Australia, United States, United Arab Emirates, Chile and Mexico. Take a look at this short video to find out more about Eduten and Eduten Playground.

For more information, please contact Henri Muurimaa, CEO,, +358 400 474 778.

About Finnish Institute for Educational Research

The Finnish Institute for Educational Research (FIER) is a multidisciplinary centre for educational research, assessment, and development, based at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Its vast research experience, wide-ranging fields of study, and multidisciplinary approach – together with a significant body of researchers and publication volume – make the FIER a nationally unique and an internationally significant unit of educational research.

For more information, please contact Jussi Välimaa, Director,