Higher education and science
The Ministry of Education and Culture is responsible for the planning and implementation of higher education and science policy and preparing statutes, national Budget proposals and Government decisions that apply to these. The Ministry steers the activities of the higher education system, science agencies and research institutes as well as supports the operating capacity of research organisations.
Higher education institutions, science agencies and research institutes »
The higher education institution network consists of universities and universities of applied sciences. Science agencies and research institutes improve the setting for science and research activities.
The Ministry promotes the achievement of the Government's higher education and science policy targets, as well as develops the higher education and science system in cooperation with the field.
Steering, financing and agreements »
The Ministry steers the activities of higher education institutions, science agencies and research institutes, is their primary source of funding and holds agreement negotiations with them.
Higher education and degrees »
Degrees and other studies completed at universities and universities of applied sciences and development of education.
Science policy promotes the operating conditions of organisations that carry out and support research.
Statistics on higher education and research.
International cooperation in higher education, science and research.
Digital transformation supports equal opportunities for learning and development – new common policies to increase cooperation
Finnish education system »
The Finnish education system are grouped into levels of education. The Finnish system has no dead ends. Learners can always continue their studies on an upper level of education.
Education Statistics Finland »
You can use this service to access statistics and indicators for education in a number of educational sectors, research conducted in higher education institutions, the population's educational structure and the socio-economic background of students.
Research.fi is a service offered by the Ministry of Education and Culture that collects and shares information on research conducted in Finland.