The page you are looking for is unfortunately not available in this language.

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.

Finnish State Award for Foreign Translators to Kadri Jaanits

24.5.2022 16.00
Photo: FILI
This year’s Finnish State Award for Foreign Translators goes to Kadri Jaanits, who is well known for the translation of Finnish literature into Estonian. The prize was presented to Jaanits on Tuesday 24 May by Paavo Kotiaho, First secretary at the Embassy of Finland in Tallinn.

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.

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.

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.
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.

Learn more about the Ministry and its administrative branch

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