Academy Professor Eva-Mari Aro, Academy Professor Markku Kulmala and Professor Emeritus Ilkka Niiniluoto have been awarded the honorary title of Academician of Science, the highest honour that can be bestowed on any individual scientist in Finland.
Researchers at the Photonics Laboratory of Tampere University of Technology, working in collaboration with colleagues from France, Ireland and Canada, have used a novel measurement technique that magnifies time to reveal how ultrafast intense pulses of light can be generated from noise on a laser as it propagates in optical fibre.
Is populism a threat to modern democracy? Academy-funded researchers of populism and democracy view this problem from a number of angles – some view it as a threat and some do not.
The Academy of Finland has today published its report on the state of scientific research in Finland 2016. The report concludes that the level of scientific research in Finland remains stable and above the world average.
The undocumented migrants moving in and around Europe spend much time thinking about their life and its meaning. At worst, the difficult situations that result from migration may cause migrants to sink even further into despair, says Postdoctoral Researcher Inka Kaakinen.
We actively cooperate with key funding agencies in the Nordic countries, in Europe and worldwide to ensure that Finnish researchers are in the best possible position to engage in high-standard international research collaboration. Read more about our international activities here.
Revised and adopted in 2015, the Academy of Finland’s strategy underscores the importance of the quality, impact and renewal of science and research. We interviewed Professor Heikki Ruskoaho, Chair of the Board of the Academy of Finland.
Efforts are being made to develop more effective personalised treatments for lung cancer. A risk project led by cancer researcher Emmy Verschuren and funded by the Academy of Finland aims to identify effective treatments against certain subtypes of lung cancer detected in patients.
Urgent action is needed to clamp down on illegal wildlife trade and to ensure the survival of some of Africa’s most iconic animal species. Conservation biologist Enrico Di Minin is working to achieve these goals both in his research chamber and out in the field.
Finland has assumed the role of a pioneer in providing funding for strategic research. In a country such as Finland, which rests on structures with low hierarchical levels, researchers have relatively easy access to policy-makers, business executives and public servants.
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An efficient and safe new drug administration method could help to cure diseases of the back of the eye, while saving on health care costs. Research led by Leena-Stiina Kontturi involves developing better dispensing methods for medicines targeted at the back of the eye.
Earlier this year, the Academy of Finland made a few key changes to the eligibility requirements concerning its Postdoctoral Researcher and Academy Research Fellow funding schemes. Learn more and see the FAQ section here.
Researcher Eemil Lagerspetz intends to move computing from computers to pocket devices and from data centres to homes.