University in Future – UTU2.0

    Research-based knowledge is the basis for decision-making. Would you like to know how research results are used to influence science and knowledge management nationally and internationally? What else are scientific results used for? What are the strengths of the University of Turku and how can we refine them in order to do even better in the future?

    The six strategic profiles of University of Turku organise an open discussion and networking event on science influence and leading with knowledge. The event is opened by Academician of Science Markku Kulmala, who tells the audience how street-credible science influence starts from making street-credible science. His key-note talk is followed by two panel discussions.

    The first panel discussion deals with the use of researched knowledge in different areas of society. The second panel discussion will consider the strengths of the University of Turku and how we could improve them in order to do even better in the future, nationally and internationally. Experts in journalism, politics and science world, including Riitta Maijala (Vice President for Research in Research Council of Finland) and Erja Heikkinen​ (Deputy Director General in Ministry of Education and Culture) will participate in the discussion.

    The event programme and discussion is in Finnish. Online participation is also possible, and the Zoom-link is sent to all registered participants. The event is open to anyone interested. Welcome to discuss!


    Programme and registration

    Tuesday 14 November 2024, at 12:30-15:20
    Presidentti audirotium, BioCity

    See the more detailed programme (in Finnish) and sign up by Thursday 9 November:

    > Event programme and registration (event page in Finnish)



    Johanna Kaakinen, Associate Professor, University of Turku​
    Eeva-Johanna Eloranta, Member or Parliament​​
    Markku Kulmala, Acedemician of Sicence, University of Helsinki
    Riitta Monto, Professor of Practice, University of Turku
    Pekka Hänninen, Dean, University of Turku
    Erja Heikkinen, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Education and Culture
    Riitta Maijala, Vice President for Research, Research Council of Finland
    Tapio Salakoski, Dean, University of Turku​
    Jaakko Suominen, Dean, University of Turku​