Academy of Finland and Tekes recruit top researchers

18.09.2006
24 top international researchers in science and technology will visit Finland for up to five years. The Academy of Finland and Tekes jointly invest 17,5 million euro in the programme.
The objective of the Finland Distinguished Professor Programme (FiDiPro) is to raise the level of scientific and technological know-how in Finland and make the Finnish research system more international. The actors also hope to create a new type of international cooperation between universities and private companies.

The call for letters of intent resultet in close to one hundred candidates for the programme. "The FiDiPro call generated exceptionally strong interest among universities, and the professors selected through international reviews proved to be top-rate researchers. It‘s also interesting to note that some top researchers, who‘ve long worked abroad, are disposed to return home," President Raimo Väyrynen of the Academy of Finland says.

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