Support for higher education institutions

OLL’s experts are there to support higher education institutions on their journey towards a more physically active lifestyle! Whether the goal of your higher education institution is reducing sitting during lectures, building an outdoor gym or something in between, we will gladly offer you assistance that can be tailored to suit your goals.

OLL helps higher education institutions

We are happy to help you e.g. in the following ways:

  • Raising awareness: the importance of everyday physical activity in higher education communities.
  • Materials
  • Speakers
  • Training on topics such as:
    • Reducing sitting during lectures
    • Facilities for reducing sitting
  • Data bank: For compiling good practices Learn more about the Higher Education on the Move databank. The material is mainly in Finnish.
  • Network: Digital and physical meeting places related to the theme.
  • Helpline & email:
    • You can ask our experts more about the Higher Education on the Move activities:
      •, +358 44 780 0219
      •, +358 44 780 0214
  • Joint project between 5–10 higher education institutions and OLL.
    • Taking selected measures forward in closer cooperation under OLL’s guidance.
    • Everyone must apply for funding themselves, but we can coordinate the contents together to ensure that the big picture makes sense and the synergy benefits are as good as possible.
    • Planned for the years 2021‒2022.

The Ministry of Education and Culture provides funding for higher education institutions

Higher education institutions can apply for the Ministry of Education and Culture’s national development grants for the promotion of a physically active lifestyle to support their Higher Education on the Move activities.

The purpose of the grant is to create permanent everyday activities or benefits for higher education institutions that can be upheld even after the end of the funding.

In our opinion, it is best for both the student union or student association and the higher education institution to apply for the grant together. This will better guarantee and demonstrate the commitment of the whole community to joint development.

Grant application for 2022

  • Application period: autumn 2021
  • Normally, the self-financed share has to be at least 20% of the project’s total budget.
  • In the past, higher education institutions have received annual grants of around €10,000–30,000 for their 1–3 year projects.
  • Read more about the national development grants for the promotion of a physically active lifestyle on the Ministry of Education and Culture’s website (page only in Finnish and Swedish).