Education at a Glance: Vocational education and training is more popular in Finland than in other OECD countries

12.9.2023 12.03
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published its annual Education at a Glance (EAG) publication, which consists of internationally comparable indicators of education systems. This year’s report focuses on vocational education and training. The report mainly covers 2021.

Working group to prepare increase in tuition fees for non-EU and non-EEA students

22.8.2023 10.25
The Ministry of Education and Culture has appointed a working group to prepare an increase in tuition fees for non-EU and non-EEA university students. The working group is also expected to propose legislation to prevent the circumvention of tuition fees and to re-introduce university application processing fees.

Action plan to promote diversity in the arts and culture

28.6.2023 10.16
The Ministry of Education and Culture has drawn up an action plan to promote diversity in the arts and culture. The action plan is based on the final report which a working group appointed by the Ministry published in 2021. The action plan aims to take into account the diversity of the Finnish population in all planning and decision-making in the arts and cultural policy.

Budget session of Prime Minister Orpo's Government: Returning Finland to a sustainable growth track

19.9.2023 21.19
Sari Essayah, Riikka Purra, Petteri Orpo and Anna-Maja Henriksson
In its first budget session, the Government of Prime Minister Petteri Orpo decided on solutions that will return Finland to a sustainable growth track. The Government will launch structural reforms to boost employment and growth, which will have positive impacts on general government finances in the next few years. In addition, the Government decided on consolidation measures.

New study on the impact of Finnish cultural institutes

8.9.2023 12.32
The Ministry of Education and Culture recently commissioned a study on the impact of Hanaholmen, the Swedish-Finnish cultural centre in Helsinki, and the Finnish cultural institutes operating abroad. Carried out by Miltton, the study examined the perceptions which the cultural institutes and the organisations running them had of their impact.

Academy of Finland to launch new programme to increase impact of sport science

5.6.2023 13.50
The responsibility for awarding government grants for sport science research will transfer from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture to the Academy of Finland. The amendment to Act on the Promotion of Sports and Physical Activity, which entered into force in February 2023, will simplify the application and review process by making it entirely the responsibility of a single organisation. To this end, the Academy of Finland will launch a new Academy Programme for sport science. The first funding call of the new programme will be part of the Academy’s winter 2024 call.
Ministry of Education and Culture

Ministry of Education and Culture

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Anna-Maja Henriksson
Anna-Maja Henriksson
Minister of Education
Sari Multala
Sari Multala
Minister of Science and Culture
Sandra Bergqvist
Sandra Bergqvist
Minister of Youth, Sport and Physical Activity