SRC programmes seek solutions to and opportunities in societal challenges
The research conducted within the programmes funded by the Strategic Research Council (SRC) is solution-oriented and multidisciplinary research. An important element is active collaboration between those who produce research knowledge and those who use it.
The Finnish Government determines the research needs. The SRC annually prepares a proposal on key strategic research themes to be approved by the Government. The Government then decides the final themes and priorities. After the Government’s decision, the SRC can launch its programmes. The projects funded within an SRC programme form an integrated set of projects around a joint theme.
- A Climate-Neutral and Resource-Scarce Finland (2015-2021)
The research under this programme supports sustainable use of natural resources, mitigation of climate change and making full use of circular economy.
- Adaptation and Resilience for Sustainable Growth (2018-2024)
The aim of the programme is to identify best ways of supporting comprehensive resilience through the use of the resources of society, communities and individuals and through new ways of combining these resources.
- Changing Society and Active Citizenship (2017-2021)
The programme sheds light on information needs and the challenges posed by global change to the functioning and stability of the Finnish political system.
- Disruptive Technologies and Changing Institutions (2015-2021)
The programme provides funding to research into the identification and utilisation of disruptive technologies.
- Equality in Society (2015-2021)
The programme is focused on equality and on how equality can be promoted and provides funding to research that seeks solutions to support the sustainable and equal renewal of basic public services and benefit schemes.
- Health, Welfare and Lifestyles (2016-2019)
This programme gives special attention to mechanisms that can bring about permanent changes in people’s behaviour.
- Keys to Sustainable Growth (2018-2024)
The aim of the programme is to produce solutions to how society, communities and individuals will be better able to utilise, develop and pool their resources and assets in new and sustainable ways.
- Skilled Employees – Successful Labour Market (2016-2019)
This programme aims to find ways in which the best existing research can be put to use in making the most of education, learning environments and skills as well as in anticipating the need for new skills and future occupations.
- Security in a Networked World (2016-2019)
Research under this programme will support efforts to monitor, analyse and predict changes taking place in the security environment and to recognise and respond to new types of security risks.
- Urbanising Society (2016-2019)
Research in this programme is aimed at increasing understanding of urbanisation and its impacts on the interaction between cities and regions and on the vitality of regions.