Ministry of Education and Culture (Finland)

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Ministry of Education and Culture
Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö
Undervisnings- och kulturministeriet
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Employees300
Annual budget€6.6 billion (2013)
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The Ministry of Education and Culture (Finnish: opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Swedish: undervisnings- och kulturministeriet) is one of the twelve ministries in Finland. It prepares laws and oversees the administration of matters relating to education (such as daycare, schools and universities), and culture (such as museums, libraries and arts), as well as sports and science.[1]

The Ministry of Education and Culture is one of the oldest ministries in Finland. It was started as the Ecclesiastical Department in 1809, when the Grand Duchy of Finland was an autonomous part of the Russian Empire.[2]

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  1. ^ "The Ministry directs Finnish educational and cultural policy". Ministry of Education and Culture. Archived from the original on 29 July 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  2. ^ "History of the Ministry". Ministry of Education and Culture. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017.