Academy of Finland

The Academy of Finland is a government agency within the administrative branch of the Finnish Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. We fund high-quality scientific research, provide expertise in science and science policy and strengthen the position of science and research.

  • We grant funding for scientific research, researcher training and the development of research environments through open calls and competition.
  • We serve as an expert in Finnish and international networks.
  • We collect and analyse data on science and research.
  • We carry out other expert tasks assigned to us.

We promote excellent, responsible and high-impact research across all scientific disciplines to ensure that society can make the best possible use of the results of research. We work to contribute to the renewal, diversification and increasing internationalisation of Finnish research.

We also want to strengthen the impact of research and advance its regeneration. We therefore encourage researchers to submit boundary-crossing applications that involve risks but also offer promise and potential for scientifically significant breakthroughs.

We produce high-quality data and analyses to support research-informed decision-making. By gathering data and making it available, we also support the competence-based reform of Finnish society. In addition, we collaborate with different stakeholders to improve the quality and impact of research, education and innovation.

Our Administration Office has a staff of around 140.

Published 2014-11-14 at 13:17, updated 2020-09-14 at 7:41

The office building of the Academy of Finland.

Picture: Anita Westerback.

Good to know about us

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.

Contact information

Hakaniemenranta 6
FI-00531 Helsinki
Switchboard: +358 (0)29 533 5000

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