Academy of Finland

The Academy of Finland’s mission is to fund high-quality scientific research, provide expertise in science and science policy, and strengthen the position of science and research. We work to contribute to the renewal, diversification and increasing internationalisation of Finnish research. Our activities cover the full spectrum of scientific disciplines. In 2017, our funding for research amounts to 437 million euros. Each year, our funding contributes to some 2,700 people’s work (FTEs) at universities and research institutes. We are an agency within the administrative branch of the Finnish Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. The Academy’s Administration Office has a staff of around 140.

The Academy of Finland is an esteemed and active workplace for science and administration professionals. The Academy is a premier expert of science policy in Finland with an active approach to promoting top-tier research and international research collaboration. Our goal is simple: ensuring that the Academy is an elite team of highly qualified professionals and providing them with the best possible work environment.

We owe our success to a wide array of experts who possess both ambition and drive. We employ, for instance, science advisers, programme managers, project officers, finance coordinators, communications specialists and clerical officers. In addition, our funding facilitates the work of numerous researchers and scientists at universities and research institutes. As an employer, we offer excellent opportunities for career advancement and personal development. Our objective is to ensure employee wellbeing and to provide an exciting and inspiring atmosphere. We strongly believe in the value of wellbeing at work and invest in it by meeting the needs of our employees in terms of cultural activities, physical exercise and ergonomics. We also offer flexible hours and work arrangements, including the possibility to work from home.

Working at the Academy of Finland means that you will be keeping track of the latest scientific developments and collaborating with leading science professionals both in Finland and abroad. Academy staff cooperate closely with universities, research institutes, business companies and national and international funding agencies. The Academy is also an international workplace: we participate in the activities of foreign science and research organisations, act as a national contact point in EU framework programmes, and represent Finland in a number of international science organisations.

At year-end 2016, women accounted for 70.5 per cent and men for 29.5 per cent of Academy staff. The average age of Academy staff was 49.1. The proportion of employees with at least a master’s degree was 70.5 per cent. The most common level of education was the researcher level: 39.6 per cent of Academy staff had a doctoral degree.

2016-09-02
Mikko Auvinen works as Secretary of the Culture and Society Research Unit at the Academy of Finland.
2014-11-14
Riitta Hänninen works as a personnel officer at the Academy of Finland.
2014-11-14
Katja Majamaa works as legal adviser at the Academy of Finland.
2014-11-14
Peter Salo works as a finance coordinator at the Academy of Finland.
2014-11-14
Liisa Savunen works as Director of the Culture and Society Research Unit at the Academy of Finland.
2014-11-14
Jukka Reivinen works as programme manager at the Academy of Finland.
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Published 2014-11-14 at 13:17, updated 2020-05-14 at 10:03

The office building of the Academy of Finland.

Picture: Anita Westerback.

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Working at the Academy of Finland means that you will be keeping track of the latest scientific developments and collaborating with leading science professionals both in Finland and abroad. Academy staff cooperate closely with universities, research institutes, business companies and national and international funding agencies.

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