Tasks, services and organisation

As a national development agency, the Finnish National Agency for Education has a wide range of tasks. The Finnish National Agency for Education follows the development of educational objectives, content and methods according to the performance agreement with the Ministry of Education and Culture.

The activities of the Finnish National Agency for Education include implementing national education policies, preparing the national core curricula and requirements for qualifications, developing education and teaching staff as well as providing services for the education sector and administrative services.

The Finnish National Agency for Education publishes monitoring information on, among others, the costs of education, educational institutions, student numbers, applicants and graduates. The agency is also involved in the exchange of international information on education through European networks.

In addition, it assists the Ministry of Education and Culture in the preparation of education policy decisions. The Finnish National Agency for Education is managed by the Board, the members of which represent political decision-making, local authorities, teachers and social partners.

The operations of the Finnish National Agency for Education are organised into six departments:

  • General Education and Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Vocational Education and Training
  • Internationalisation Services
  • Services for the Education Sector
  • Administrative Services
  • Education in Swedish