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"University of Applied Science" does not have anything to do with a university[edit]

Could somebody fix this nonsense? These are educational institutions preparing people for all manner of blue-collar jobs, and sometimes maybe low-level white-collar jobs. None of the indicators of the institution being a uni is there. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 130.233.179.227 (talk) 12:49, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

The official translation of "ammattikorkeakoulu" in the names of the schools is "university of applied sciences". Because of the Bologna process, the Finnish ammattikorkeakoulu's have been developing towards actual universities, and while they do produce new knowledge like universities, they haven't been only about blue-collar jobs and low-level white-collar jobs for a long time.88.195.139.46 (talk) 08:09, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Northernmost metro area of over one million people?[edit]

The article says that "It is the world's northernmost metro area of over one million people", yet the article it links to says this is Saint Petersburg. Is there a source for the Helsinki statement? - quispiamtalk [Anton Nordenfur] 23:34, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Helsinki has about 600,000 within city limits but over 1,000,000 in the metro area. So, while Helsinki is located north of St. Petersburg, it can't claim the northernmost city of over 1,000,000 inhabitants (within city limits), but can claim northernmost metro area of more than 1 million: Arkhangelsk is the largest Russian city north of the 60th parallel, and has way less than 1 million in the metro area. Oslo and Stockholm, are contenders, but are both located slightly south of Helsinki (Oslo actually at the same latitude as St. Petersburg.) Norway and Sweden have no other cities with over 1,000,000 in the metro area. Alaska, Greenland and Iceland have no cities or metro areas >1 million, and all the metro areas of Canada over 1 million are located south of Helsinki. As these are all the world's territories that reach beyond the 60th parallel, it can be concluded that the claim is legitimate. So no source, but hope this suffices. --hydrox (talk) 03:07, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

Why are there two sections about the name with virtually the same information?[edit]

213.250.71.250 (talk) 08:33, 18 July 2014 (UTC)