Scientists and students visiting at the Taita Research Station of the University of Helsinki mainly carry out their research projects in cooperation with different Kenyan and international partners, such as universities, research institutes, governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations.
The basic funding for the maintenance and management of the research station is provided by the University of Helsinki. Departments and research projects coordinated from the University of Helsinki contribute to the research infrastructure of the station by installing new and secondhand equipment there. Most research projects that have used the services of research station have been funded by the Academy of Finland. Another important donor is the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland which has supported development cooperation projects that have been implemented in the Taita Hills, and utilised the research station's facilities. Also different Finnish companies have provided financial support and equipment for studies implemented in the Taita Hills.
An Advisory Board nominated by the Rector of the University of Helsinki promotes and develops research, higher education and active social interaction at the Taita Research station in cooperation with its Director.