Within the Finnish Government, the Ministry of Education and Culture is responsible for developing educational, science, cultural, sport and youth policies and international cooperation in these fields.
The Minister of Education, Science and Communications, Ms. Krista Kiuru is
responsible for education and science policies and the Minister of Culture and Housing,
Ms. Pia Viitanen for cultural, and youth policies. Minister of Defence Mr Carl
Haglund (Ministry of Defence) is responsible for matters relayed to sport. The church affairs,
which fall under the Ministry of Education and Culture, are handled by the Minister of the
Interior, Ms Päivi Räsänen (Ministry of the Interior).
Every child in Finland has the same educational starting point
Fee proposed for handling higher education applications of students with qualifications acquired outside Europe
The proposed fee for
handling applications would be introduced for entrants to tertiary education starting in autumn
2016. The fee would apply to applicants who have completed their pre-higher education
qualifications in educational institutions in countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland.
The Government gave a supplementary government proposal on 4 December 2014 related to the government proposal on reforming student admissions. The proposed sum is EUR 100. Only the applications of those who have paid the required fee would be processed.
Education at a Glance: Long study periods in Finland
Finland’s strategy and roadmap for research infrastructures 2014–2020
(14.3.) The Finnish Research Infrastructure Committee (FIRI Committee), a body appointed by the Academy of Finland, has published Finland’s first national research infrastructure strategy as well as an updated infrastructure roadmap.
The roadmap is a plan for key research infrastructures in Finland that are either under
development or that will be newly required over the next 10–15 years. Research infrastructures form
a reserve of research facilities, equipment, materials and services. As such, they are essential
instruments for research.