About the Academy

The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters is a broad-based learned society.

The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters is a broad-based learned society founded in 1908 with the principal aim of promoting scientific research, acting as a bond between those engaged in advanced research and supporting better utilisation of high-quality research in decision-making. It currently has over 800 Finnish members and 180 external members, distinguished academics on whom membership has been conferred in recognition of their achievements.

The Academy arranges meetings, discussions and educational events, and also produces scientific publications, issues comments on questions of research and researchers with regard to matters of current interest in society at large and makes proposals concerning science and those engaged in it, thus taking an active part in the long-term planning of science policy. The Academy distributes some two million euros in grants every year, chiefly to young researchers.

Young Academy Finland YAF

Young Academy Finland is a multidisciplinary organization for young researchers that aims to promote research and strengthen the status of science and scholarship in…

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Funds and foundations

The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters administers three funds and two foundations based on donations and legacies that it has received. The Academy…

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Ethical principles

Presented at the Spring Meeting of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters on September 4, 2020. The ethical principles of the Finnish Academy…

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The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters is in the process of developing its web pages. It is planned that this page should contain…

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Rules governing the affairs of THE FINNISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND LETTERS approved by its Autumn Meeting on November 9 2020 and ratified by…

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Contact us

Finnish Academy of Science and LettersMariankatu 5 A, 3rd floor00170 HelsinkiFinlandacadsci@acadsci.fi Mon–Fri 8–16 (primarily)We recommend contacting the office before visiting. Contact details of the…

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