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The City of Helsinki Education Department provides services for a total of about 64,000 pupils and students. In addition to schools and other educational institutions, information on the Education Department’s services is available from the Information Desk.


Responsibilities and goals


The City of Helsinki Education Department is responsible for general education and for some morning and afternoon care activities for schoolchildren, for Finnish-language vocational education and training, workshop activities and adult education and training, as well as for developing these services in accordance with objectives determined by the Education Committee and the City’s general policies.

The values of the Education Department are customer orientation, sustainable development, continuous learning, fairness, economy, safety and entrepreneurial thinking.



City of Helsinki Education Department in figures 2013

City of Helsinki Education Department Annual report 2013

Contact information for administration

Contact information for schools

Brochures and guides published by the Education Department are available from the Information Desk at neuvonta(at)edu.hel.fi. Some brochures are published in PDF from.

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