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 and Culture, Ms. Sanni Grahn-Laasonen is responsible for
matters, which fall under the Ministry of Education and Culture.
Sanni Grahn-Laasonen appointed Minister of Education and Culture
Sanni Grahn-Laasonen (The National Coalition Party) was appointed Minister of Education and Culture in the newly elected government at the presidential session of the Government.
As Minister of Education and Culture, Grahn-Laasonen will handle matters relating to education,
science, culture, youth and sport.
The new core curriculum for basic education emphasises the joy of learning
The new core curriculum for basic education will be introduced in schools in August 2016. The curriculum emphasises the joy of learning and the pupils´ active role. It is based on the learning conception that positive emotional experiences, collaborative working and interaction as well as creative activity enhance learning.
The Finnish National Board of Education has confirmed the new national core curriculum for basic
Basic education of the future – Let's turn the trend!
Every child in Finland has the same educational starting point