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International evaluation of the Academy of Finland to commence

Ministry of Education and Culture
2.2.2021 11.13 | Published in English on 2.2.2021 at 14.56
Press release

A comprehensive international evaluation of the activities of the Academy of Finland will commence. Using international expertise, the evaluation aims to produce an overall picture of the activities of the Academy of Finland and to propose ways to improve its impact, activities and structures.

The evaluation examines the activities of the Academy of Finland in a changing operating environment. The evaluation will produce proposals for development so that the Academy of Finland can optimally improve the quality and impact of research carried out in Finland as well as the functioning of the entire innovation system and its own activities. The evaluation will also provide more information and proposals for enhancing the guidance of the Academy of Finland. 

An evaluation consortium, led by Technopolis Group, which is an international organisation, and 4Front Oy of Finland as its partner, were selected to carry out the comprehensive evaluation on the basis of competitive tendering. The evaluation will be completed and published in February 2022.


  • Erja Heikkinen, Director, tel. +358 295 330 101
  • Soili Vasikainen, Senior Ministerial Adviser (Science Affairs), tel. +358 295 330 171
  • Paavo-Petri Ahonen, Senior Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 295 330 247
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