PROFI2: Human Mind in Changing World

Academy of Finland is supporting and strengthening strategic profiling of Finnish universities by providing competitive funding for plans targeted to improve conditions for high-quality, high-impact research. University of Helsinki managed to secure 10.5 M€ from the second profiling call (PROFI2) in 2016. In addition, university is allocating a significant amount of core-funding into the selected profiling areas (estimate 40 M€ in 2017).

The grand theme for this call in University of Helsinki was "Human Mind in Changing World". This theme consists of five focus areas, which are:

  • Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanites (HELDIG)
  • Learning in the Digital World (LEAD)
  • Global Law (GLAW)
  • Interdisciplinary Russian Studies (INTERRUS)
  • Behavioural Life Science (BLS)

These focus areas have several interconnections and developing them together offers significant synergy benefits for all of them. Digitalization is a leading issue cutting cross all the areas.

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More information about Russian studies in Aleksanteri Institute here and about Pan-Eurasian PEEX climate change study here.

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PROFI2 Scientific Advisory Board

  • Professor Alena Ledeneva, University College London, UK
  • Professor Joxerramon Bengoetxea, Universidad del País Vasco / University of the Basque Country
  • Professor Marcia Linn, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Professor Mia Lövheim, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Professor Sandra Braman, Texas A&M University, TX, USA
  • Senior Research Scientist Sihem Amer Yahia, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France