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EUR 2 million to Finnish-Chinese research in comparative law

(18 Dec 12)

The Academy of Finland has decided to fund Finnish-Chinese research in comparative law with a total of some EUR 2 million. The funding is granted to six projects, including one consortium with two projects. The aim is to promote high-level, long-term and systematic Finnish-Chinese research collaboration in comparative law. Another aim is to establish and strengthen research networks between Finland and China.

The call was launched together with the Chinese Academy for Social Sciences (CASS) and Chinese universities in September 2012, and it attracted a total of 17 applications, including four consortia with two parties, that is, the Academy received 13 research plans and Finnish-Chinese joint applications.

The Academy has decided to fund the following projects:

  • Professor Ari Ekroos (University of Helsinki): Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Efficiency Legislation, Finland/EU–China
  • Professor Timo Koivurova (University of Lapland): Arctic Law and Governance in People’s Republic of China and in Finland 
  • Researcher Na Ri Lee (consortium leader, Hanken School of Economics) and Professor Niklas Bruun (University of Helsinki): Legal Transplant for Innovation and Creativity: A Sino-Finnish Comparative Study on the Governance of Intellectual Property (TranSIP)
  • Professor Ulla Liukkunen (University of Helsinki): Employee Participation and Collective Bargaining in the Era of Globalisation – Nordic and Chinese Perspectives
  • Professor Johanna Niemi (University of Helsinki): Gendered Choices in Structures of Law and Gender

More information:

  • Science Adviser Tiina Forsman, firstname.lastname(at)aka.fi, tel. +358 29 533 5013
  • Lists of funding decisions (PDF): List 1, List 2

Vesa Varpula
Communications Specialist
Academy of Finland
tel. +358 29 533 5131
firstname.lastname(at)aka.fi

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