Strategic research – research-based knowledge for society

The Strategic Research Council (SRC) funds high-quality research with great societal relevance and impact. SRC-funded research seeks concrete solutions to grand challenges that require multidisciplinary approaches.

Academy of Finland

The Strategic Research Council (SRC) is an independent body established within the Academy of Finland. The Academy of Finland promotes excellent, responsible and high-impact research and ensures that society can make the best possible use of the results of the research.

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Evaluation report: multidisciplinary strategic research supports society as a whole

The scientific activity of the first completed strategic research programmes has been evaluated. The evaluation shows that the strategic research programmes and their projects have effectively supported scientific renewal and produced high-quality and multidisciplinary research.


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Policy briefs

Policy briefs offer research-based information to support decision-making. SRC-funded projects produce a huge amount of research knowledge about Finnish society, and this knowledge should be passed on to policymakers so that it can be used, for example, in the preparation of legislation. A policy brief is a good tool for supporting science communication and promoting the social impact of research.

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Solution cards

Solutions cards offer research-based "solutions from science" (ratkaisuja tieteestä in Finnish) for decision makers, media and all those interested in societal relevance and impact of research. The cards reflect the key themes funded by the Strategic Research Council (SRC) in Finland and present the variety of the research themes in a phenomenon-oriented way. Each Solution card targets an important societal challenge faced by Finnish society and suggests research-based answers how to tackle the problem.

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