The Council of Finnish Academies is a cooperative body for the four science academies in Finland. The Council works to promote high quality scientific research and the impact of research in society.
From left to right: Krista Varantola, Carl G. Gahmberg, Pekka Aula, Markku Leskelä, Olavi Nevanlinna, Fred Karlsson, Åsa Lindberg, Panu Nykänen.
The Council’s constitution 2017-2019
|Chair||Professor Olavi Nevanlinna|
|Vice Chair||Professor Fred Karlsson|
|Members||Professor Pekka Aula
Professor Carl G. Gahmberg
Professor Markku Leskelä
Adjunct Professor Åsa Lindberg
Adjunct Professor Panu Nykänen
Chancellor emerita Krista Varantola
Council of Finnish Academies has eight delegates. Two are appointed by the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, two by the Finnish Society of Science and Letters, one by the Finnish Academy of Technical Sciences and one by the Swedish Academy of Engineering Science in Finland. In addition, two delegates are appointed by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies.
The council is appointed for a period of three years.
The four science academies in Finland are a part of the international system of science academies. Science academies represent independent and high quality research. Their membership is limited and new members are included by invitation, based on scientific merits.
Science academies promote autonomous research and scientific discourse by f.ex. organizing seminars, distributing grants and by producing evidence-based publications.