Academy of Finland poised for a more visible role
There is clearly demand for a more visible role for the Academy of Finland. This is the opinion of Anita Lehikoinen , Permanent Secretary of the Finnish Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. The new strategic research council, which is to be set up in conjunction with the Academy, will play a particularly important part in strengthening the Academy’s role. To carry out its new task, the...
Open access on the rise – requires new skills, new perspectives
“Open access forces researchers to rethink their approach to disseminating and showcasing the results of their work. Faced with new types of challenges in terms of copyright, financing, publication media and timing, for instance, researchers will need to acquire new information and skills. Open access holds benefits for researchers, the scientific community and society at large. It also helps...
A thorough review process ensures the correctness of decisions
Following September’s funding call, the Academy of Finland will now commence a thorough application review and decision-making process. It may take as long as nine months before the research councils have made all of their funding decisions. However, this long process is necessary: “We need time to properly ensure high quality, the scientific level of the process, thoroughness and equitability....
New President of Aalto University views reform of Universities Act as a success
Now in force for four years, the new Universities Act was initially controversial. In a changing, global operating environment, the legislative reform aimed to improve the operating conditions of universities. Tuula Teeri , President of Aalto University, views the reform as a success. She believes that the Act and the accompanying merger of institutions have influenced practices within the...
The keys to success: Quality, expertise and a research and innovation policy that creates possibilities
The practical activities of the Academy of Finland, Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation and universities will continue to ensure that funding is directed towards solving the so-called grand challenges and towards sectors supporting the renewal of Finland’s industrial base. Anssi Mälkki , Secretary General of the Research and Innovation Council, hopes to see greater...
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