Our Administration Office consists of two departments: the Department of Research Services and the Department of Joint Services. The two departments comprise ten divisions.

The Department of Research Services includes three divisions that support the Academy’s research councils and one that supports the Strategic Research Council (SRC). There are also separate divisions for research funding development and strategic planning and analysis. The Department of Joint Services has four divisions: Administrative Services, Financial Services, Information Management and Communication Services.

The Administration Office prepares and implements decisions made by the Board, research councils, the Finnish Research Infrastructure Committee, the Strategic Research Council, subcommittees and the Academy’s president, and signs the agreements resulting from the decisions.

The Administration Office is headed by a president and two vice presidents. The VP for administration is responsible for administrative operations and development. The VP for research is responsible for science policy planning and research funding development.

With a staff of some 150, the Administration Office sees to our administration, does all the necessary groundwork for official decision-making by our Board and research councils, and executes their decisions. Staff at the Administration Office also prepare science policy surveys and plans and participate in several Finnish and international working groups.

Contact us

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  • Heikki Mannila, President, tel. +358 295 335 001
  • Riitta Maijala, Vice President for Research, tel. +358 295 335 002
  • Ossi Malmberg, Vice President for Administration, tel. +358 295 335 003

Executive assistants

  • Satu-Marja Snellman, Executive Assistant (to the President), tel. +358 295 335 148
  • Tea Forsman, Executive Assistant, tel. +358 295 335 012

Our email addresses are in the format firstname.lastname(at)

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