Finnish Academy of Sciences

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Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia
Academia Scientiarum Fennica
Finnish Academy of Sciences
founding 1908
Sponsorship autonomous
place Helsinki , Finland
President Risto Nieminen

The Finnish Academy of Science (officially Finnish : Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia , Latin : Academia Scientiarum Fennica, English : Finnish Academy of Science and Letters) is a general science society founded in Helsinki in 1908 .


The academy members are elected, their number is limited. The academy is divided into the mathematical and natural science class (Matemaattis-luonnontieteellineen osasto) with seven subject-specific subgroups and the humanities class (Humanistineen osasto) with eight subgroups. In 2011 the Academy had a total of 649 Finnish and 188 foreign members, with the subgroups having a fixed number (331) of currently 194 representatives from the natural sciences and 139 from the humanities. Foreign academics can be selected as corresponding members because of their outstanding achievements. In addition, honorary members can be appointed.

Structure as of 2012: Mathematical and natural science class (Matemaattis-luonnontieteellinen osasto), 194 members: Mathematics and computer science (28), physics and astronomy (26), earth sciences (24), chemistry (21), biology (22), agricultural and Forest Science (22) and Medicine (51). Humanities class (Humanistinen osasto): Theology and Religious Studies (11), Philosophy and Aesthetics (12), Psychology and Pedagogy (14), History and Archeology (17), Finno-Ugric Studies (17), Linguistics (21), Law (18) and social science (29).

The academy was founded as a counterpart to the Swedish-speaking Finska Vetenskaps-Societeten , the Suomen tiedeseura (Societas Scientiarum Fennica), founded in 1838 . It is also to be distinguished from the Finnish Academy (Suomen Akatemia) , which was established in 1947 and is subordinate to the Ministry of Education and Culture.


The best-known ongoing publication is the Academy's Annales , which often appear in German or English. The lectures held in monthly meetings are z. Partly published in the Folklore Fellows' Communications and in the meeting reports , which appear as a yearbook from 1977 onwards.

  • Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae = Suomalaisen Tiedeakatemian toimituksia
    • with the sub-series Mathematica and Mathematica Dissertationes , Geologica - Geographica and Humaniora .
  • FF communications. No. 1.1910ff. ISSN  0014-5815

See also


  • Jyrki Paaskoski: Oppineiden yhteisö: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia 1908-2008. Otava, Helsinki 2008, ISBN 978-951-1-22529-4 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Finnish Academy of Sciences: Board of the Academy. Retrieved October 18, 2019 .
  2. Annual report 2011, p. 28 ( Memento of the original dated December 5, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 330 kB), accessed on December 25, 2012.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

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