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TUT is involved in three Strategic Research Council’s programmes

The Strategic Research Council (SRC) has granted funding in the amount of 50.2 million euros for strategic research programmes for 2016–2019. TUT is involved in three of the research consortia that received funding.

The Strategic Research Council funds high-quality research that has great societal impact. It provides funding to research consortia that seek to find concrete solutions to grand challenges that require multidisciplinary approaches.

At its meeting on 9 May 2016, the SRC selected 14 consortia to be included in its strategic research programmes for 2016–2019. The funding decisions are based on quality and impact. TUT is a member in three of the consortia. 

Professor Hannu-Matti Järvinen from the Department of Pervasive Computing is involved in the ‘Skills, education and the future of work’ consortium, which is a part of the ‘Skilled Employees – Successful Labour Market’ programme. Professors Panu Lehtovuori and Markku Hedman from the School of Architecture, in turn, are involved in the ‘Urbanising Society’ programme. Lehtovuori is in the ‘Urbanisation, mobilities and immigration’ consortium and Hedman in the ‘Dwellers in agile cities’ consortium.

Further information:

Skills, education and the future of work: Professor Hannu-Matti Järvinen, tel. +358 (0) 40 849 0741,

Urbanisation, mobilities and immigration: Professor Panu Lehtovuori, tel. +358 (0) 50 525 0252,

Dwellers in agile cities: Professor Markku Hedman, tel. +358 (0) 40 702 4884,

News submitted by: Tiina Leivo
Keywords: science and research, academy of finland, strategic research council, funding