This service publishes data which is
derived from registers or is based on data collected by Statistics
Finland, the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Finnish National
Agency for Education.
Finland collects data on students and qualifications through education
providers directly from educational institutions, the Koski information
resource, the national information resource for higher education
institutions (VIRTA) and the matriculation examination register.
Finland maintains a register of the qualification data it collects. It
combines this data with, for example, data from its employment register
and population data from the Digital and Population Data Services
In the employment register, the
statistical population is the population permanently residing in Finland
on the last day of the year. The data is mainly derived from
administrative registers and statistical data.
of Statistics Finland’s datasets are based on combining the
above-mentioned data on individuals with register data. Such data can be
used to examine, for example, pass rates in education (study progress),
discontinuation of studies or placement of graduates in the world of
Additionally, Statistics Finland
regularly collects data on teachers in primary, lower secondary and
upper secondary education, in liberal adult education and in basic
education in the arts.
Finnish National Agency for Education
Finnish National Agency for Education collects from education providers
the cost and operational data on which the central government transfer
for primary, lower secondary and upper secondary education is based,
with the exception of the cost data for municipalities’ pre-primary,
primary, lower secondary and general upper secondary education, which is
collected by the State Treasury.
Finnish National Agency for Education maintains the national information
resource for teaching and education (Koski), the student admissions
register (post-comprehensive school admissions and higher education
admissions), and the early childhood education and care information
resource (Varda). Data from these resources is used in statistics. Koski
contains data on personal competence development plans (eHOKS) for
vocational education and training students recorded in the register.
The Finnish National Agency for Education collects data on students’ international mobility from higher education institutions.
Ministry of Education and Culture
Ministry of Education and Culture collects data from universities and
universities of applied sciences on their operations, personnel and
The reports use data
collected from the VIRTA higher education achievement register and the
VIRTA publication information service.
Finnish National Agency for Education's guidance and regulation service
Oiva contains data on education providers’ authorisations to provide
education across the levels of education.
The Matriculation Examination Board collects the matriculation examination grades.
Finnish National Agency for Education’s education management
information service Arvo collects data on career monitoring, student
feedback and employer feedback.
other data sources include the Business Information System (BIS), ETER
(European Tertiary Education Register), OECD, Web of Science
(bibliometrics), Scopus (bibliometrics), CORDIS (European Commission).