Conference Programme

Research Service Days in Helsinki, Finland, 23-24 August 2018

Conference Venue: University of Helsinki Main building, Fabianinkatu 33

Thursday 23 August: Making an impact IN A CHANGING WORLD

Time Programme
8.30 Registration and coffee

Welcome and opening
Vice Rector (tbc),  University of Helsinki and Prof. Timo Korkeamäki, Dean, Hanken


Dr. Aarno Palotie, Research Director, Institute for Molecular Medicine (FIMM) and Helsinki Institute of Life Sciences (HiLIFE), University of Helsinki


Science Policy and its Impact on Finnish Universites –panel
Panelists: Dr. Ritva Dammert, Director of Research Services, University of Helsinki, Ms. Anita Lehikoinen, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Education and Culture, Mr. Ville Niinistö, Member of Parliament, Green Parliamentary Group, Dr. Anneli Pauli

12.00 - 13.00



EU Research, Innovation and Education  
Policy - State of Affairs Summer 2018, Prof. Kurt Deketelaere, Secretary General,  The League of European Research Universities (LERU)


Academy of Finland and Business Finland on Stage
Teija Lahti-Nuuttila, Executive Director, Business Finland, Dr. Riitta Maijala, Vice President for Research, Academy of Finland

14.10 Wrap Up and Introduction for Workshops
14.30 - Workshops and discussion groups (tbc)
19.00 Evening program starts at Hanken

Friday 24 August:
Research Administration as a profession

Time Programme

Services supporting research
Mr. Esa Hämäläinen, Director of Administration, University of Helsinki


The profession of Research Management and Administration in a Changing World
Dr. Simon Kerridge, Director of Research Services, University of Kent

11 Coffee break

Finn-ARMA on Stage


Changing world - same old brain: How brain research can help us understand work?
Prof. Minna Huotilainen, University of Helsinki


Thank you and key takeaways, Dr. Ritva Dammert, Director of Development, Research Services, University of Helsinki


Network & lunch or take away