Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering
The Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering decides on research funding in its own field. The aim of the Council is to recognise Finnish research that is internationally of a high standard, to actively support the progress of this research, to improve researcher training (incl. postdoctoral researcher training), and to promote international scientific cooperation and to identify new fields of research of national importance.
In the natural sciences and engineering fields there are in Finland several internationally advanced research teams. Broad-based basic research provides a good basis for innovative applied research. During the past few years, applied and technological research has been allocated more resources, which also calls for increased basic research and more researchers of a high standard.