The Ministry of Education and Culture is responsible for the development of education, science, cultural, sport and youth policies, and for international cooperation in these fields. The Ministry’s mandate covers early childhood education and care, education, research, arts and culture, copyright, sport, youth work, libraries and religious affairs.
- The Ministry of Education and Culture is responsible for the planning and implementation of higher education and science policy and preparing statutes, national Budget proposals and Government decisions that apply to these. The Ministry steers the activities of the higher education system, science agencies and research institutes as well as supports the operating capacity of research organisations.
- The Ministry of Education and Culture drafts legislation and government resolutions concerning general education, and coordinates activities in its administrative branch.
- The Ministry of Education and Culture prepares VET legislation and steers and supervises the sector. The Ministry also grants the education providers’ permits to provide VET. VET is developed, delivered and assessed in close cooperation with the world of work.