Centres of learning

Study centres provide a diverse and comprehensive range of adult education courses and programmes throughout Finland. Finland's 11 study centres represent a broad spectrum of NGOs, political parties and trade unions.

Study centres are liberal adult education institutions. The centres are not tied to specific school or college buildings; study centre courses and study circles are taken to where the people are: in their own organizations, in training centres or even in peoples' homes. Study centre courses do not lead to a qualification. They are aimed, instead, at developing the skills and know-how of individuals and organizations. More than 200,000 learners participate in study centre courses each year. The study centres are financed by the Ministry of Education.

These pages provide an introduction to the activities of the study centres as well as the contact information for each centre.