Marja Makarow speaks to International Innovation

Marja Makarow speaks to International Innovation

Marja Makarow, Chair of the NordForsk Board, recently spoke to International Innovation about NordForsk and research collaboration between the five Nordic countries.

Professor Makarow states in the article that Nordic cross-border collaboration has great value in and of itself. However, for researchers who start out collaborating with their Nordic colleagues, it is far easier for them to step up their collaborative activities thereafter within the rest of the EU and globally. Also, cross-border collaboration between the Nordic countries gives researchers a stronger voice on the global stage.

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About Marja Makarow

Marja Makarow is Vice President for Research of the Academy of Finland. She is Professor of Applied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Helsinki and in 2008–2011, she was Chief Executive of the European Science Foundation (ESF) in Strasbourg. From 2003–2007, Makarow was Vice Rector at the University of Helsinki, in charge of research affairs, research study affairs and innovation activities.

Text:Tor Martin Nilsen

Photo:Terje Heiestad

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