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New ministerial appointments in Prime Minister Marin’s Government

29.4.2022 11.55
Antti Kurvinen and Petri Honkonen.
On Friday 29 April, the President of the Republic appointed Minister of Science and Culture Antti Kurvinen to the post of Minister of Agriculture and Forestry and Member of Parliament Petri Honkonen as the new Minister of Science and Culture. On the same occasion, the President relieved Jari Leppä from his duties as a member of the Government and from his post as Minister of Agriculture and Forestry at Leppä’s request.

Amended law to ease entry and retention of international students in Finland 

13.4.2022 14.04
International students.
Under a new act, students and their family members arriving in Finland from abroad will obtain a residence permit for the entire duration of their studies. The law will also make it easier to apply for work after graduation. However, students will still be responsible for their livelihood throughout their studies.

Minister Honkonen granted awards to young people successful in the International Award programme

13.5.2022 15.06
Minister of Science and Culture Petri Honkonen handed an award at an event held at the House of the Estates on 13 May to 71 young people who were successful in the International Award programme for Young People (Avartti).

Teacher Education Development Programme revised to meet the needs of the 2020s

12.5.2022 9.05
The Teacher Education Development Programme for 2022-2026 aims to meet the new needs of teacher education in the context of the 2020s. The revised programme was published on Thursday 12 May.

Foundation for Finnish Museum of Architecture and Design established

28.4.2022 14.24
The Charter of the Foundation was signed by Minister of Science and Culture Antti Kurvinen, Mayor of Helsinki Juhana Vartiainen, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Culture Anita Lehikoinen and City Manager of Helsinki Sami Sarvilinna. Photo: Paavo Jantunen
The State of Finland and City of Helsinki have established a foundation for the new Museum of Architecture and Design. The nine members appointed to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the Finnish Museum of Architecture and Design have broad expertise in financing, asset management, law, investments, activities of foundations, fields of design and work done by museums.

Finland launches action plan to support Ukrainian higher education students and researchers

28.4.2022 9.27
Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences will open up new study opportunities to help Ukrainians entering the country. Students will be given opportunities to start or continue their studies, and researchers will be offered the opportunity to continue their research work in Finland.

Minister Kurvinen at Venice Biennale: Art and culture strengthen solidarity

21.4.2022 10.15
Minister of Science and Culture Antti Kurvinen is currently visiting the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. On Wednesday 20 April, Minister Kurvinen opened the Pavilion Finland which premieres Pilvi Takala’s video installation Close Watch.

Paula Eerola appointed president of the Academy of Finland

10.2.2022 13.33
The Government has appointed Professor Paula Eerola, president of the Academy of Finland. The five-year term as president begins on 1 March 2022.
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