Research in Finland
Science, technology and innovation are given a high priority in Finland. Research personnel represent the highest percentage of employed labour force across all OECD countries and the number of doctorates has nearly doubled in the last ten years.
Finnish research teams actively participate in global networks and have been successful, for example, in EU Research Framework Programmes. Relative to population and GDP, Finland is one of the world's most active science publishers.
The network of universities and university-level institutions is exceptionally dense and regionally comprehensive in international comparisons. There are 20 universities and 21 public research institutes.
Spearheading Finnish research
A Centre of Excellence (CoE) is a premier research and researcher training unit that is at the international cutting edge of research in its field. A CoE consists of one or more research teams.
Strategic Centres boost innovations
The Strategic Centres for Science, Technology and Innovation established in Finland are new public-private partnerships for speeding up innovation processes. Their main goal is to thoroughly renew industry clusters and to create radical innovations.