Natural Sciences and Engineering

What the Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering does

The Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering
(@LTtoimikunta on Twitter) supports cutting-edge and ethically sustainable scientific research that seeks breakthroughs, novel multidisciplinary research themes and new approaches.

The Research Council encourages researchers to engage in scientifically ambitious research, seek new initiatives and take risks, especially where this would result in groundbreaking findings. The Research Council also works to promote the development of internationally competitive research environments and researchers, keeping in mind the characteristic strengths of Finnish research as well as the needs of the Finnish research and innovation system.

The Research Council is actively and selectively engaged in the implementation of European and Nordic collaboration with a view to increasing the international opportunities of Finnish researchers and enhancing the quality and impact of Finnish research.

The Research Council also regularly monitors and analyses the impact of its funding decisions and its strategic activities as well as the satisfaction of the researchers it has funded. In addition, it regularly studies the impact of its various funding opportunities and analyses feedback received from reviewers. A summary of the feedback received after the September 2016 call is available here.

More information


Susan Linko
Director, Division of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
tel. +358 295 335 066

Jukka Tanskanen
Science Adviser
tel. +358 295 335 071


Last modified 24 Aug 2018
Connect with us
Facebook Slideshare Twitter Youtube
SWITCHBOARD +358 295 335 000
REGISTRY +358 295 335 049
FAX +358 295 335 299
OFFICE HOURS Mon–Fri 8.00–16.15