Statistics on higher education and research
The Ministry of Education and Culture compiles and uses versatile statistics from numerous sources to further develop higher education. Online statistical data on higher education is available on the webpages of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Statistics Finland and the Academy of Finland as well as in international sources.
Open access to higher education and research statistics in Vipunen
Vipunen is a statistical service on educational data maintained by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Finnish National Agency for Education. The statistics are based on data and registers collected by Statistics Finland, the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Finnish National Agency for Education. Statistics on universities and universities of applied sciences comprise data on students, degrees, credits, student feedback, internationalisation, publications, finances, research and development as well as applications and admissions.
Statistics on the state of scientific research in Finland
The Academy of Finland has evaluated the state, standard and development needs of Finnish science at regular intervals since 1971. These assessments of individual organisations and fields of science rely on surveys, comparisons, data collection by the Ministry of Education and Culture and Statistics Finland, as well as scientific impact as measured using bibliometric methods on the basis of the Thomson Reuters Web of Science. The objective is to produce material that not only supports the in-house development of research organisations but also improves the knowledge base used by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Academy of Finland and other science policy actors.
Many international bodies, such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the EU and UNESCO, publish statistics on higher education and research that contain data that are internationally comparative. Statistical data are published both in the form of databases and in compiled annual publications.
International annual publications on higher education and research, development and innovation:
- OECD: Education at a Glance
- EU: Education and Training Monitor
- OECD: Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook
- OECD: Science, Technology and Innovation Scoreboard
- EU: European Innovation Scoreboard