Academy of Finland

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Suomen Akatemia
Finlands Akademi
Academy of Finland
founding 1947
Sponsorship state,
place Helsinki , Finland
president Heikki Mannila
Annual budget 341 million (2011)

The Academy of Finland , also Finnish Academy (officially: Finnish Suomen Akatemia , Swedish Finlands Akademi , English Academy of Finland ) is a Finnish science promotion organization founded in 1947 and a gifted scholarship organization based in Helsinki .

The Academy of Finland is a state-initiated body for science and research in Finland and is subordinate to the Ministry of Education and Culture (Suomen opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö). The legal basis is a law from 1947, it began its work in 1948 and existed until 1969, today known as the "Old Academy". In 1970 it was brought back to life under the same name.

The academy not only brings together top Finnish scientists, top scientific research is supported by long-term performance-oriented funding within the framework of the Finnish Excellence Initiative .

She also strives to establish international contacts and has been running a bilateral research funding program with the DAAD since 1993 , the project-related exchange of people with Finland - PPP Finland .

Heikki Mannila has been president since 2012 .

The total budget in 2011 was: € 341 million.

The academy is not to be confused with the Finnish Academy of Sciences (Suomalainen tiedeakatemia).


  • Allan Tiitta: Suomen Akatemian historia. Volume 1: 1948 - 1969, huippuyksilöitä ja toimikuntia. Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, Helsinki 2004, ISBN 951-746-606-4 .
  • Maritta Pohls: Suomen Akatemian historia. Volume 2: 1970 - 1988, yhteiskunta ja tutkimus. Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, Helsinki 2005, ISBN 951-746-607-2 .
  • Maritta Pohls: Suomen Akatemian historia. Volume 3: 1989 - 2003, kilpailu ja yhteistyö. Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, Helsinki 2007, ISBN 978-951-746-608-0 .
History of the Finnish Academy in three volumes

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Brief information from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research , accessed on December 15, 2012.
  2. DAAD project database: Project-related personal exchange with Finland ( Memento from August 12, 2012 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on December 15, 2012.
  3. Heikki Mannilasta Akatemian pääjohtaja . In: Acatiimi 1/2012 , Finnish, accessed December 15, 2012.
  4. Heikki Mannila appointed as President of the Academy of Finland ( Memento of 4 January 2012 at the Internet Archive ) in December, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, 19, 2011. English, accessed on 15 December 2012 found.
  5. Annual Report 2011, p. 14 (PDF; 1.7 MB), English, accessed on June 24, 2020.