Researcher Minna Torppa, studies the development of reading difficulties and the ways in which reading and writing development could be supported.
Academy Research Fellow Marko Matikainen aims to find out how a dynamic load affects human soft tissues. Matikainen has not taken the most direct route into academia. The boy from rural Kiihtelysvaara made it to university through vocational school and technical college. Now, he wants to model the human musculoskeletal system, starting from the Achilles tendon.
The CERES flagship will focus on the future solutions of the bioeconomy and on materials research. Completely new kinds of materials have wide application in several life domains: textiles, wearables, household products, air and water purification systems, next-generation catalysts, ultralight transport and energy harvesting systems.
Research-based knowledge plays a key role in ensuring sustainable development and protecting the welfare of future generations. The Academy of Finland funds research across all scientific disciplines and thereby promotes the attainment of the objectives of sustainability.
Instead of predicting the weather by watching frogs, biometeorology investigates the connections between the atmosphere and the environment. Finnish Meteorological Institute researcher Pilvi Siljamo is developing a model to forecast the dispersion of airborne pest insects and plant pathogens in Finland.
Merja Penttilä works as research professor in biotechnology at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. Her specialties are industrial biotechnology, synthetic biology and microbial engineering for industrial production.
Academy Professor Jan Klabbers, who studies virtue ethics, hopes that the character of today’s leaders would be better taken into account when they are chosen for major positions.
Throughout his career, Academy Professor Jukka Pekola – who is also a professor at Aalto University – has researched the vicinity of absolute-zero temperatures, the home of many peculiarities.
We actively cooperate with key funding agencies in the Nordic countries, in Europe and worldwide to ensure that Finnish researchers are in the best possible position to engage in high-standard international research collaboration. Read more about our international activities here.
5G will be ready soon, and research on 6G has already begun. Academy Professor Matti Latva-aho urges decision-makers to allocate resources to education in technical fields, as experts will soon be in short supply.
Leena Suurpää, Vice Chair of the Academy Board, sees maintaining a strong dialogue with the scientific community as an important part of the Academy of Finland's work. As a science policy influencer, the Board's role is to foster open dialogue with researchers and societal forces.
Tuomo Suntola, a Finnish physicist, was recently granted the 2018 Millennium Technology Award for inventing the Atomic Layer Deposition technology (ALD). Microcircuits manufactured with the help of ALD are nowadays used in the manufacture of practically all computers and smartphones. Research in the field continues to prosper in Finland. Research group of Mikko Ritala and Markku Leskelä is the most productive ALD research group in the world.
The increase in storage capacity enables us to create and store an ever-increasing amount of data, and apply big data to a multitude of applications. Medicine is one of the scientific fields that takes advantage of the increased storage capacity.
Multi-year funding from the Academy of Finland has enabled Academy Professor Yrjö Helariutta and his team to strengthen their leading position in the field of vascular tissue research, in which the competition just keeps intensifying.
Gender continues to influence career progression. Academy Professor Matti Keloharju has recently published research confirming that childbirth, for instance, has a significant detrimental effect on female executives’ pay development. Furthermore, a female CEO remains a rare exception, especially in large companies.
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The Academy receives each year some 4,000 funding applications. The process breaks down into three stages: checking and verification, assessment and review, and funding decision. In this article series, we let our experts explain how the process works.
Academy Research Fellow Pekka Katajisto is exploring the causes and biological processes of ageing. Research on ageing, he says, has reached a breakthrough stage.
Twitter is a microblogging service and, as such, can pose a challenge for researchers. Fitting your message within the space of 140 characters is not easy, and many researchers may not understand how such tiny bits of information could benefit their work. Twitter can, however, be quite an indispensable tool in research: it helps you grow your network, keep up with world events and condense your message.
Food production consumes a lion’s share of all clean water. Researchers Matti Kummu and Joseph Guillaume are developing an app that helps to see how our own choices impact global water consumption.