Statistics and publications on general education

The Ministry of Education and Culture uses Finnish and international research and statistical data in its work related to general education. Statistics Finland, which is Finland's public authority on statistics, is responsible for all statistical data related to general education.


Statistics Finland: Pre-primary and comprehensive school education  
Statistics on pre-primary education are compiled by Statistics Finland in an annual publication entitled ‘Comprehensive School Statistics’.

Education Statistics Finland Vipunen

Finnish National Agency for Education: Services 
A comprehensive collection of links and/or reports related to foresight in education and learning needs, international research data, and education policy themes and statistics.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): Education
Statistics, research and publications related to education.

The ‘Education at a Glance’ publicatio (OECD)

UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS): Data Centre by theme
Education statistics by UNESCO

Eurostat: Education and Training
Statistics by the European Union

Surveys and studies

National Education Evaluation Centre

Finnish National Agency for Education: Publications and statistics

University of Jyväskylä: PISA Survey


TIMMS & PIRLS International Study Center

Eurydice: Publications
The European Union Eurydice network's research reports and articles on education in Europe

Contact information

Tommi Karjalainen, opetusneuvos 
Ministry of Education and Culture, Varhaiskasvatuksen, perusopetuksen ja vapaan sivistystyön osasto ( VAPOS ), Strategiaryhmä Telephone:0295330140   Email Address:

Aki Tornberg, opetusneuvos 
Ministry of Education and Culture, Lukiokoulutuksen ja ammatillisen koulutuksen osasto (LAMOS) Telephone:0295330316   Email Address: