WP 8 -- Finnish National Advisory and Funding System for Research

General remarks

Suoraan osoitteesta: http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Tiede/ohjaus_ja_rahoitus/?lang=en

The government outlines the principles underpinning and drafts legislation governing science, technology and innovation policy. The ministries are responsible for planning and implementing science and technology policy.

The government is assisted by the Science and Technology Policy Council which is chaired by the Prime Minister. The Council outlines and harmonises science and technology policy and prepares plans and proposals concerning policy, scientific research and education to the government.

The Ministry of Education handles matters relating to education, science policy, universities and polytechnics, and the Academy of Finland. The Academy is the foremost financing organisation in research.

Publicly funded research is mainly conducted in universities and research institutes.

The Ministry of Employment and the Economy takes care of matters relating to industrial and technology policy, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), and the Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT.

The Ministry of Education promotes scientific research by co-financing support services, such as equipment, information networks, scientific computing and research libraries.

The research and innovation system in Finland is described in the research.fi portal.

General advisory and funding structure (hierarchy)

1. Government

  1. A Science and Technology Policy Council (Tiede- ja teknologianeuvosto)
  2. Parliament
    1. Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund (Suomen itsenäisyyden juhlarahasto)
  3. Ministry of Education (Opetusministeriö)
    1. Division for Higher Education and Science; (Koulutus- ja tiedepolitiikan osasto)
      1. The Research Institute for the Languages of Finland (Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus)
      2. CSC -- Scientific Computing Ltd. (Tieteen tietotekniikan keskus CSC)
    2. Academy of Finland (Suomen Akatemia)
      1. International Relations Unit
      2. Research Council for Biosciences and Environment
      3. Research Council for Culture and Society (Kulttuurin ja yhteiskunnan tutkimuksen neuvosto)
      4. Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering
      5. Research Council for Health
  4. Ministry of Employment and the Economy (Työ- ja elinkeinoministeriö)
    1. Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation -- Tekes (Tekes - teknologian ja innovaatioiden kehittämiskeskus)
  5. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland (Ulkoasiainministeriö)
  6. Nordic Council of Ministers for Education and Research (MR-U) (see Danish hierarchy 1.2.A.1/1.4.A.1)

Relevant entities in research funding (tables)

CLARIN_WP8_Finland_tables.doc: Tables with the information about relevant entities in Finland

  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Employment and the Economy
  • Academy of Finland
  • Technology Development Centre Tekes
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs

-- MarttiVainio - 02 Jul 2008

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Microsoft Word filedoc CLARIN_WP8_Finland_tables.doc manage 73.0 K 2008-07-02 - 13:16 UnknownUser Tables with the information about relevant entities in Finland
Topic revision: r4 - 2008-07-07 - MarttiVainio
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