Honorary title of Academician of Science conferred to Heli Jantunen, Martti Koskenniemi and Merja Penttilä

19.1.2023 17.20
Heli Jantunen, Martti Koskenniemi and Merja Penttilä. (Photos: Kai Tirkkonen and Studio Kari Likonen Oy.)
The President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö has awarded the title of Academician of Science to three highly distinguished scientists, Professor Heli Jantunen, Professor Emeritus Martti Koskenniemi and Research Professor Merja Penttilä.

The bildung review describes the development of Finland’s education and culture sector over the past decades up to the present moment

12.1.2023 9.30
The Ministry of Education and Culture has published the first bildung review, which provides an overview of development in the Ministry’s administrative branch over the past decades. The latest stage, which began in the 1990s, is characterised by a decline in the achieved learning outcomes, the plateauing of the rising level of education among Finns, as well as a gradual decrease in public input into education.

Higher education institutions to cooperate to develop cyber security education – information psychology research also to be boosted

21.12.2022 9.32
Minister of Science and Culture Petri Honkonen has granted nearly four million euros in discretionary funding to develop and increase the availability of cyber security education and boost the research and teaching of information psychology.

EUR 13.7 million in structural support for cultural and creative industries

16.12.2022 13.39
The Sustainable Growth Programme for Finland is investing in revitalising culture and the creative industries and in reshaping them in a sustainable way. The Ministry of Education and Culture has granted EUR 13 720 000 million in discretionary government grants to those operating in the cultural and creative sectors to create innovative services and to devise novel production and operating procedures.

Finding experts will soon be easier – information on researchers and experts to be made available in the National Research Information Hub

8.12.2022 10.37
The researcher's information in Research.fi provides quick access to information on researchers and experts. Research.fi service is maintained by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

EU Sports Ministers condemn Russian aggression against Ukraine

1.11.2022 15.23
The EU Ministers responsible for Sports, submitted a letter to the President of the International Olympic Committee Mr Thomas Bach, have expressed their concern about the deteriorating situation in Ukraine caused by the ongoing Russian war of aggression supported by Belarus. In the letter, the Ministers reiterated the requirement to exclude Russia and Belarus from all international sports activities.
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Li Andersson
Li Andersson
Minister of Education
Petri Honkonen
Petri Honkonen
Minister of Science and Culture