Finland

IIASA collaborates with over 30 research partners in Finland to develop long-term solutions to challenges ranging from the future of the Arctic to the resilience of Finland's economy and society to extreme events.

Map of Finland

Map of 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. Knowledge transfer between IIASA and Finland is also facilitated through multiple exchanges with Finnish researchers working at or visiting IIASA, and IIASA researchers visiting and attending events in Finland. The scientific output from all these activities is highly productive with 140 joint publications since 2008. This IIASA Info Sheet provides a summary of this expanding and mutually beneficial relationship since 2008. 

Latest research news:

18 November 2021
Plotting the future

Options Winter 2021: Scenarios are essential for exploring climate change. These stories of future Earth help to reveal how we might prevent global tragedy.  More

17 November 2021
People at the heart of climate change

Options Winter 2021: Human activity is the main cause of climate change. It is also people who endure the worst of its impacts. It is a matter of utmost urgency that people are part of the solution.  More

16 November 2021
What is systems analysis?

Options Winter 2021: The concept of systems analysis is difficult to pin down, but in fact, the flexible, shapeshifting nature of this discipline turns out to be its superpower.  More

15 November 2021
The future of the river is in your hands

Options Winter 2021: IIASA research highlights role-playing simulation games as a promising approach to engage stakeholder of sustainable development across sectors in systems thinking and societal understanding of environmental challenges.  More

01 July 2021
Platforms for profit and purpose

Digital platforms are changing the way we do business. IIASA has been involved in a six-year research project to understand the consequences of this shift, including how platforms can improve resilience in an uncertain world.  More

On the blog:

26 November 2021
Global migration and the complex interplay between environmental and social factors

Venla Niva shares insights from a recent article exploring the interplay of environmental and social factors behind human migration.  More

02 April 2020
Research-on-demand?

Leena Ilmola-Sheppard discusses the value of using novel research methods to produce fast results to inform policies that address immediate problems like the current COVID-19 pandemic.  More


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Last edited: 20 July 2020

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The Finnish Committee for IIASA

Lea Kauppi

Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

The Finnish Committee for IIASA

Jaana Roos

Academy of Finland

INFO SHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH FINLAND

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