The Academy of Finland is committed to promoting high-quality and ethically sustainable research; supporting the renewal of research, multi-disciplinarity, new approaches and potential scientific breakthroughs; and reinforcing the role of science in resolving the grand challenges faced by society. Our funding for research amounts to million euros in The Academy of Finland is committed to promoting the internationalisation of Finnish science and research. We work closely with key funding agencies in Europe and elsewhere with a view to ensuring that researchers in Finland are in the best possible position to carry out high-quality cooperation with colleagues abroad. Over the past two decades, the Academy has worked consistently to develop its international cooperation, expanding its focus from bilateral agreements to active international programme collaboration and other forms of global cooperation.
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It is based in Helsinki. Yearly, the Academy administers over million euros to Finnish research activities. Over researchers are working on projects supported by the academy. The Academy functions as a funding body only and is not a school. However, personnel funded by the Academy can use the title referring to it, e. Academy Professor funding has a term of 5 years. The Academy of Finland should not be confused with the Finnish arts and science school learned societies , The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters Suomalainen tiedeakatemia and The Finnish Society of Science and Letters Finska Vetenskaps-Societeten which are the two Finnish national honorary academies , for Finnish and Swedish-speaking scientists and scholars, respectively. It may also be bestowed on foreign scientists, scholars or artists who have contributed very significantly to Finnish intellectual life. At any time, there may be a maximum of 12 living scientific and scholarly academicians and eight living artistic academicians. The number of foreign academicians is not limited.