Contact us

Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Mariankatu 5 A, 3rd floor
00170 Helsinki

Mon–Fri 8–16 (primarily)
We recommend contacting the office before visiting.


Secretary General

Professor Pekka Aula

Secretary General
Phone: +358 40 703 0952

The Secretary General acts as head of the Academy’s office and is responsible for placing matters before the Governing Board and for putting its decisions into effect.


Leila Sarajärvi

Administrative Manager
Phone: +358 50 462 0890

Human Resources (HR), financial management, general administrative tasks.

Nina Rapelo

Administrative Assistant
Phone: +358 50 462 0889

Especially scholarships and registry matters.

Emilia Lähde

Administrative Secretary
Phone: +358 50 512 8830

Assisting with administrative tasks, grants and membership matters.


Anna Chydenius

Head of Communications
Phone: +358 50 587 6527

External communication, media relations, events. Editorial Secretary of the AASF publication.

Aleksi Kylmälahti

Communications Specialist
Phone: +358 50 361 5125

Video productions and visual communication

Science and policy

Jaakko Kuosmanen

Academy Secretary
Phone: +358 400 601 716

Science for policy, especially international relations and partnerships

Vaula Helin

Knowledge broker
Phone: +358 41 518 0401

Science for policy, especially editing and popularization of scientific texts

Iiris Koivulehto

Knowledge broker
Science for policy, especially university collaboration

(on family leave)

Antti Kailio

Knowledge broker
Phone: +358 40 174 9616

Science for policy, especially editing and popularization of scientific texts

Laura Perälä

Research assistant

Science for policy, especially gathering information and editing of scientific texts.

The History of science in Finland

Board of the Academy

Contact details of the Board of the Academy: please visit here.

Academia Europaea

The office of the President of Academia Europaea is located in the premises of the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

President of Academia Europaea, Professor Marja Makarow