The Helsinki Institute of Physics is a joint research institute between the University of Helsinki, Aalto University, the University of Jyväskylä, the Lappeenranta University of Technology, and the Tampere University of Technology, with national duties. HIP operates in connection with the University of Helsinki. The mission of HIP is to carry out and promote basic and applied research within physics, develop technological applications for particle accelerator centres, and to educate researchers in physics. HIP is responsible for Finland’s cooperation with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The department is also in charge of Finland's part in building the international FAIR particle accelerator laboratory in Germany, and the research carried out in it.