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).
Education at a Glance: Long study periods in Finland
Council of Europe Convention on fight against manipulation of sports competitions
(10.7.) Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has adopted a Convention on the
manipulation of sports competitions.
The purpose of this Convention is to prevent, detect, punish and discipline the manipulation of sports competitions, as well as enhance the exchange of information and national and international cooperation between the public authorities concerned, and with sports organisations and sports betting operators.
Working group: Finland a world leader in science education by 2020
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.