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.

The Council's memberships and partnerships

We represent Finland in international science organizations and serve as a focal point and facilitator between the international and the Finnish science communities.
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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.

Science academies

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.

The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters is a bilingual (Swedish and Finnish) science academy of all fields of science.

http://www.scientiarum.fi

The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters is a general scientific and academic society covering the full range of academic disciplines.

http://www.acadsci.fi/

The Finnish Academy of Technology

http://www.ttatv.fi/

The Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in Finland is a Swedish language science academy.

http://www.stvif.fi/