Finland among top-performing OECD countries in PISA 2022 Creative Thinking assessment

18.6.2024 10.55
The results of the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2022 Creative Thinking assessment were published on 18 June 2024. The assessment measured how 15-year-olds in the participating countries were able to generate solutions for problems in everyday contexts. In Finland, young people demonstrated a high level of creative thinking, girls being among the best performers. Minister of Education Anna-Maja Henriksson was delighted to hear that students performed so well and that there was little variation in creative thinking between Finnish schools.

State Awards for Public Information go to astute and fearless debaters

4.6.2024 11.30
The eight winners of the 2024 State Awards for Public Information were praised for calling attention to issues that would have otherwise been sidelined, shaking up entrenched attitudes, and promoting international perspectives in the Finnish public debate.

Over EUR 3 million from Finland's Sustainable Growth Programme for revitalising cultural and creative industries

24.5.2024 9.17
Minister of Science and Culture Sari Multala has granted EUR 3.3 million in discretionary government grants to those operating in the cultural and creative industries. Structural support is part of the Sustainable Growth Programme and is designed to create innovative services and to devise novel production and operating procedures.

New international treaty promotes transparency in the patent system

24.5.2024 13.39
A new international legal instrument has been adopted at the World Intelletual Property Organisation WIPO Diplomatic Conference in Geneva. The international agreementregarding a disclosure requirement related to genetic resources aims to enhance the efficacy, transparency and quality of the patent system with regard to genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge.

3D model of Petäjävesi Old Church published

14.5.2024 11.19
The Finnish Heritage Agency and its partners have produced a 3D model of Petäjävesi Old Church to help preserve valuable information of this cultural heritage site for future generations. Accurate measurement data will also help those planning the restoration and repairs of the church.
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

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Ministers

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