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Government adopted strategic research themes for 2015

Government Communications Department 18.12.2014 14.46
Press release 568/2014

On Thursday 18 December, the Government adopted the main strategic research themes and priorities for 2015. The themes include utilisation of technological transitions, changing institutions, climate neutral and resource scarce society, and equality and its promotion.

The Government makes a decision on the main themes and priorities of strategic research each year based on an initiative by the Strategic Research Council. In 2015, the total authorisation amounts to EUR 55.6 million. The funding will be subject to an open tender in spring 2015. Information on the process will be announced later.

The Strategic Research Council finances long-term problem-oriented and programme-based research that produces solutions to the major challenges facing Finnish society. The research supports social policy and society’s functions and services. The projects to be funded are selected by the SRC. The SRC is also responsible for project follow-up and impact assessment. The projects are selected based on a review of their scientific quality, societal relevance and impact.

Inquiries: Timo Lankinen, Permanent State Under-Secretary, tel. +358 295 160 300, Prime Minister’s Office