The Academy of Finland’s Administration Office consists of two departments: the Department of Research Services and the Department of Joint Services. The two departments in turn consist of 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 Vice President for Administration is responsible for administrative operations and development. The Vice President for Research is responsible for science policy planning and research funding development.
With a staff of some 140, the Administration Office sees to the Academy’s administration, does all the necessary groundwork for official decision-making by the Academy 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.