23 May 2017

Finnish Research Directors visit IIASA

On 23-24 May 2017 the IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, Program Directors, and other IIASA researchers will meet with a Government Working Group from the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office to discuss current IIASA-Finland research collaborations and how these can be enhanced further.

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The Government Working Group for the Co-ordination of Research, Foresight and Assessment Activities, will be led by Taina Kulmala, Head of Unit for the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office and will include representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

The working group will gain further insight into the IIASA programs and research themes that are relevant to their ministries and will learn more about IIASA collaborations, including projects with policy impacts that involve regional and national government stakeholders. Further discussions will focus on how IIASA works with international research partners and how IIASA can promote projects involving international data acquisition.

IIASA and Finland

Since 2008, IIASA has intensified its collaborations with Finland resulting in new research projects, significant interaction with Finnish policymakers, and growing scientific exchange through people. New projects have included an integrative assessment of plausible futures of the Arctic, a study of Finland’s resilience to a range of global shocks, structural change in the Finnish economy, and how to make more efficient use of Finland’s bioenergy resources. Interactions have taken place between IIASA researchers and the Prime Minister’s Office, a range of ministries from Defence to the Environment, as well as with Finnish corporations. 

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List of Delegation Members

Taina Kulmala, Prime Minister’s Office
- Ossi Piironen, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
- Venla Salmi, Ministry of Justice
- Harri Martikainen, Ministry of the Interior
- Ilkka Turunen, Ministry of Education and Culture
- Suvi Ryynänen, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
- Pirjo Karttunen, Ministry of Transport and Communications
- Seppo Kangaspunta, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
- Laura Höijer, Ministry of the Environment
- Sari Löytökorpi, Prime Minister’s Office
- Risto Alatarvas, Prime Minister’s Office
- Sanna Malkki, Prime Minister’s Office
- Laura Kitti, Academy of Finland 


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