The Academy of Finland grants funding to strengthen universities’ research profiles

The goal of the funding is to speed up the strategic profiling of Finnish universities and support the improvement of the quality of research in the entire university landscape based on international peer review.

One of the typical profiling measures for which funding was sought was the recruitment of researchers. For universities, recruitment is a way to strengthen the research environment, for example by bringing in new expertise and by increasing and diversifying domestic and international networks. In the panel handling PROFI applications, successful recruitment often plays a key role in promoting the university’s action plan.

Johanna MyllyharjuChairman of the Board of the Academy and Riitta Maijala, the research director said: “Like other funding granted by the Academy of , PROFI funding is applied for in an open competition. Regardless of the size of the university, applications that presented a credible, insightful and well-structured plan did very well in the peer review conducted by the international panel.

The focus is on sustainable development and sustainability

In PROFI applications, universities applied for funding in accordance with the guidelines of their strategies. Policy priorities are often thematic and interdisciplinary areas of research that combine several disciplines.

Sustainable development and durability were emphasized in the themes of the applications. The topics concerned, for example, safety, health, nature and materials.

Funding decisions were made by the Academy General Subcommittee. The applications were processed by an international panel of experts whose members included heads of European universities.

Granted funding table by university

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Source: Academy of Finland

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