Research matters
No one can predict what kind of research will be useful in the year 2050. Therefore, decision-makers must fund research based on pure curiosity that does not aim to solve today’s topical issues, but may prove to be of vital importance tomorrow.

Thanks to research, we are close to defeating cancer and finding various solutions for overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic. With a solid basis in research, we are educating the best teachers in the world, fighting biodiversity loss and investigating the implications of structural change for society.
That is why research matters.

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Science advocates
The University’s mission for the Finnish government 2019–2023

Our future lies in knowledge and learners. That is why we should invest more in education and research, and we have gathered our views on what kind of policy is needed so that research can continue to produce well-being.