Updated vision for international activities in Finnish higher education and research published

16.8.2022 11.30
Kv-foorumin puheenjohtaja Sari Lindblom luovuttaa Kv-vision ministeri Honkoselle.
Kv-foorumin puheenjohtaja Sari Lindblom luovuttaa Kv-vision ministeri Honkoselle.
An updated vision for international activities was submitted to Minister of Science and Culture Petri Honkonen on Tuesday 16 August. The vision is a follow-up to the policies for strengthening the international dimension of Finnish higher education and research 2017-2025, which was adopted during the previous government term.

Ministry of Education and Culture proposal for the 2023 Budget

5.8.2022 10.53
For the 2023 budget proposal, the Ministry of Education and Culture proposes an appropriation of EUR 7.6 billion for its branch of government, which is EUR 175 million more than in the 2022 Budget.

Evaluation group for elite sports:
Finland’s elite sports in need of trust

28.6.2022 9.37
Reports related to the evaluation of elite sports launched by the Ministry of Education and Culture in autumn 2021 have been produced. The evaluation group has identified many fundamental weaknesses in the Finnish system of elite sports. The evaluation consists of analyses by a national and an international research group.

Study shows that student admissions became more efficient following the student admissions reform in higher education – further research and development still needed

3.6.2022 9.01
Following the student admissions reform, which was launched in 2018-2020 during the previous government term, most higher education students are now being admitted based on their matriculation examination certificate and vocational education and training grades. In the follow-up study published on 3 June, the researchers concluded that the extensive student admissions reform achieved its key objectives and did not cause any unwanted repercussions in the student admissions of higher education institutions.

Meeting of Sport Ministers: Russia and Belarus to be suspended from international sports federations

8.7.2022 10.43
On Thursday 30 June, the sports ministers of 35 like-minded countries issued a second joint statement stating that the national administrative bodies of Russian and Belarusian sports should be suspended from international sports federations. The collective of like-minded countries issued their first statement in March.

Ministry, foundations and funds promote preservation of Ukrainian cultural heritage and Ukrainian participation in arts and cultural activities in Finland

7.6.2022 13.32
Minister of Science and Culture Petri Honkonen and foundations and funds promoting culture have discussed the opportunities of the cultural sector to support Ukraine and Ukrainians who have fled to Finland. As a result of the meeting, the Ministry of Education and Culture, foundations and funds agreed to continue discussions in June on ways to promote the preservation of Ukrainian cultural heritage and the participation of Ukrainian citizens in Finland in arts and cultural activities. The aim is to invite key players in the sector to upcoming discussions.
Ministry of Education and Culture

Ministry of Education and Culture

The Ministry of Education and Culture is responsible for the development of education, science, cultural, sport and youth policies. The administrative branch of the Ministry of Education and Culture comprises 13 agencies, including Finnish National Agency for Education, Academy of Finland and Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

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International cooperation

International cooperation

In international affairs, the Ministry participates in the work of major international organisations and regional councils, implements programmes and initiatives nationally and supports cultural cooperations and expatriate activities.

International cooperation of Ministry of Education and Culture

Ministers

Li Andersson
Li Andersson
Minister of Education
Petri Honkonen
Petri Honkonen
Minister of Science and Culture