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Dear student, if you got an e-mail with an invitation to participate in the Finnish Student Health and Wellbeing Survey #KOTT2021, you’ll answer right? The results of the survey will be used to develop student health services.

The national Finnish Student Health and Wellbeing Survey (KOTT) produces comprehensive and regular data on the welfare of students – no other study provides this information. The KOTT survey is implemented in cooperation between the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and the Social Insurance Institution of Finland.

The survey gathers information on the well-being, health and service needs of students, and the impact of the Corona epidemic on their everyday life. The survey is sent to 10,000 students at universities of applied sciences and universities selected through random sampling. The research invitations are sent by email in February and the data collection ends in April.

It is important that everyone invited to participate fills out the survey, as none of those invited can be replaced by anyone else.

The study is implemented every four years. KOTT 2021is the sixth KOTT survey. The Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) was responsible for the implementation of the previous KOTT surveys. The results of the survey will be used to develop student health services. They may also be used to improve student restaurants and sports services. The project is also participated by FSHS, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Ministry of Education and Culture, Otus sr, SAMOK ry, SYL ry, Arene ry, Unifi ry and Statistics Finland. The results will be reported by the end of 2021. Find out more about the survey here.