Nollatutkijat

Our group is analyzing critically the Finnish universities, and especially the impact of the new Universities Act on the university, its staff and power structures. In addition, we are interested in how this reform has affected the work of researchers and its targets: what is allowed to be resear...

ESPON IRiE Interregional relations in Europe

01.04.2020 - 30.04.2022
Interdependencies between European countries are well known and strongly documented, but this is not the case for the relations between European regions. The ESPON IRiE ”Interregional Relations in Europe" project aims at providing a new understanding of the interrelations between Europe’s economi...

Adaptive and innovative countryside

01.05.2020 - 31.03.2022
This study approaches the adaptive and innovative capacities of Finnish shrinking rural areas, as a multidimensional phenomenon, through the concept of smart shrinking, or as we term it: smart adaptation. The concept allows us to disentangle the impacts (both positive and negative) of demographic...

Biomass Production

Part of the School of Forest Sciences, the Research Group of Biomass Production studies sustainable approaches to produce biomass for the growing bioeconomy. Intensive forestry and plantations have the potential to deliver large amounts of biomass as well as additional ecosystem services related ...