Wants to unite the best of Finnish and Japanese research

"Japan is one of the priority countries for our international activities", says Dr Anneli Pauli, Vice President for research of the Academy of Finland. She explains that the main objective for the Academy‘s cooperation with Japan is to strengthen the collaboration at centre of excellence level, to fund even more projects and to identify particularly important thematic areas.
Anneli Pauli says to the Academy magazine ProAcademia that they also think ahead:
"We believe that cooperation in research and knowledge production also creates a solid base for technological and commercial cooperation. The driving force is to bring the best Finnish and Japanese researchers together."

In a cooperation programme with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) the Academy of Finland has already funded two high-quality research projects.
"It is vital that genuine cooperation is generated among researchers dealing with common research problems and that research teams complement each other. It is also important that cooperation enables researcher mobility in both directions," Anneli Pauli states.

Anneli Pauli is vice chair of the NordForsk board.
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