Educational Authorities in Finland

In Finland, the Government and Ministry of Education and Culture is responsible for planning and implementing the education policy. Following are the Educational Authorities in Finland:

Ministry of Education and Culture

The Ministry of Education and Culture is is charge for developing educational, cultural, scientific, youth and sporting policies along with international cooperation in these spheres.

Postal address: 
P.O. Box 29 

Visiting address: 
Meritullinkatu 10, Helsinki 
Meritullinkatu 1, Helsinki 

Tel: 358 2953 30004 (Switchboard) 
Fax: 358-(0)9-135 9335 (Registry) 
Official e-mail address: kirjaamo(at) 
Personal E-mail addresses: 
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Finnish National Board of Education

The Finnish National Board of Education is an authority under the Ministry of Education responsible for administration, management of the education sector. 
It is in charge for the development of pre-primary, basic or primary, general upper secondary, vocational upper secondary and adult education in Finland. 
Contact Details-

Mail address: 
P.O. Box 380
FIN-00531 Helsinki

Visiting address:
Hakaniemenranta 6
FIN-00530 Helsinki

Tel. 358 29 533 1000
Fax: 358 29 533 1035


Finnish ENIC/NARIC (European Network of National Information Centres on Academic Recognition and mobility / Network of National Academic Recognition Information Centres).is responsible for recognition of academic credentials and provides information on the same.

The Academy of Finland

The Academy of Finland is the chief funding agency within the administrative branch of Ministry of Education, Science and Culture for research in Finland.

Contact Details-
Hakaniemenranta 6
POB 131
FI-00531 Helsinki
Phone: 358 (0)29 533 5000
Registrar’s Office: 358 (0)29 533 5049
Fax:  358 (0)29 533 5299
Office hours: weekdays 8:00–16:15

Centre for International Mobility CIMO 

Centre for International Mobility CIMO is a governmental office functioning under the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, providing services and expertise to promote cross cultural communication. 
Contact Details-

Mailing address: 
P.B. 343, FI-00531 Helsinki

Visiting address:
Hakaniemenranta 6
(Office hours 8.00-16.15)

Telephone: 358 295 338 500 (switchboard)
Telefax: 358 9 753 1123

The Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC)

The Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council is an independent body that assist Universities, University of Applied Science or Polytechnics ad The Ministry of Education in matters related to evaluation. It carries out the evaluation activities of Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council, Finnish Education Evaluation Council and the National Board of Education.

Contact Details-
Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council
P.O. Box 133 (Meritullinkatu 1), FIN-00171 HELSINKI, 

The Finnish Council of University Rectors

The Finnish Council of University Rectors, established in 1969, is a co-operational organisation for Finnish universities. It advances higher education, research and arts.
Contact Details-
P.O. Box 3
Fabianinkatu 33 
00014 University of Helsinki

Tel.: +358-9-1912 2335
Fax: +358-9-1912 2194
E-mail: rectors-council (at)
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