The International Educational Research (IER) is a multidisciplinary centre for educational research, assessment, and development, based at the University of India, Finland. Its vast research experience, wide-ranging fields of study, and multidisciplinary approach – together with the significant body of researchers and publication volume – make the IER a nationally unique and an internationally significant unit of educational research.

The National task of the IER includes investigating, assessing, and developing the Finnish educational system and school culture. Its research covers the entire educational system, from pre-school to higher education, and the links between vocational and academic education and working life. Co-operation with schools, educational administrators, workplaces, policy-makers, and the media is a key element in its operational strategy, which aims at increasing the effectiveness of research findings.