Ministry of Education

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A ministry of education is a ministry with the agendas of education policy .

School and university sectors can also be separated, in which case the former is specifically called the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Education , the latter is usually a Ministry of Science , often combined with portfolios such as the Ministry of Research or the Ministry of Technology .
If the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Education are united, this is called a Ministry of Culture in Germany .

The Commission for National Education, formed in Poland in 1773, is considered the first modern education ministry of the modern age .


country Ministry short Portfolios and Notes minister
China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 教育部
Ministry of Education
DenmarkDenmark Denmark Undervisningsministeriet education Merete Riisager
Ministeriet for Forskning, Innovation og Videregående Uddannelser Research , innovation and higher education list
GermanyGermany Germany Federal Ministry of Education and Research List of ministries for education, science and culture in the German federal states BMBF Federal government: education and research

Länder: different

Education policy is the task of the Länder .
List of Federal Ministers

Acting State Ministers
FinlandFinland Finland Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö Education and culture
FranceFrance France Ministre de l'Éducation nationale Since 2014 “Ministre de l'Éducation nationale, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche”, ie Ministry of National Education, University and Research → list
GambiaGambia Gambia Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education MoSBSE Basic and secondary education Claudiana Cole
GreeceGreece Greece Ipurgeio Paideias, Threskeumaton, Politismo kai Athletikon
Υπουργείο Παιδείας, Θρησκευμάτων, Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού
Education, religion , culture and sport
since 2012
→ list
IranIran Iran وزارت آموزش و پرورش ایران
Ministry of Education
education Mohammad Bathaei
IsraelIsrael Israel Misrad HaChinuch , משרד החינוך → list
ItalyItaly Italy Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca MIUR Education, universities and research
JapanJapan Japan Mombu-Kagaku-shō
文 部 科学 省
文科 省Monkashō
Education, culture , sports , science and technology
CanadaCanada Canada (only at the provincial level) The school system in Canada is a matter of the provinces.
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein Liechtenstein Ministry of the Interior, Education and the Environment
LithuaniaLithuania Lithuania Lietuvos Respublikos švietimo ir mokslo ministerija Education and science
LuxembourgLuxembourg Luxembourg Ministère de l'Education nationale, de l'Enfance et de la Jeunesse Education, children and youth
MexicoMexico Mexico Secretaría de Educación Pública SEP 'Public education'
NamibiaNamibia Namibia Ministry of Education MEC
New ZealandNew Zealand New Zealand Ministry of Education
Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga
NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap Education, culture and science Ingrid van Engelshoven
AustriaAustria Austria Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research BMBWF • Education / school system
•  Science , research and economy (with university system)
Separation 1970, 2000–2007 and from 2018 together again
East TimorEast Timor East Timor Ministry of Education of East Timor MEJD & MESCC currently divided into two ministries List of East Timor's Ministers of Education
PolandPoland Poland Ministerstwo Edukacji Narodowej
Ministry of National Education
MEN In charge of education and upbringing, completely outsourced from the Ministry of Education and Science in 2006.
RussiaRussia Russia Ministerstwo obrasowanija i nauki Rossijskoi Federazii
Министерство образования и науки Российской Федерации
Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation
List of cantonal education departments in Switzerland
SERI SERI only coordination of higher and university education, as well as research

The primary schools and the secondary schools are completely and the higher and university education partly in the responsibility of the cantons.
Sierra LeoneSierra Leone Sierra Leone Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Education, youth and sport
SpainSpain Spain Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte Education, culture and sport
TurkeyTurkey Turkey Millî Eğitim Bakanlığı
Ministry of National Education
MEB Public and private schools (pre-school to high school)
UkraineUkraine Ukraine Ministerstwo oswity i nauky Ukrajiny
Міністерство освіти і науки України
Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
HungaryHungary Hungary Ministry of Human Resources Health, social affairs, youth, education, culture and sport Zoltan Balog
United StatesUnited States United States United States Department of Education ED / DoED
BelarusBelarus Belarus Ministerstwa adukazyi
Міністэрства адукацыі

Historic states


  • Hans Döbert, Kathrin Dedering: External evaluation of schools: historical, legal and comparative aspects. Waxmann Verlag, 2008, ISBN 978-3-8309-2080-9 .

Web links

Wiktionary: Ministry of Education  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations


  1. Υπουργείο Παιδείας & Θρησκευμάτων, Πολιτισμού & Αθλητισμού ,, Greek , accessed June 30, 2012