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The Council of Finnish Academies (CoFA)

The Council of Finnish Academies (CoFA)



The Council of Finnish Academies

c/o Finnish Academy of Science and Letters 

         Mariankatu 5 A

         00170 Helsinki Finland

T. +358 50 31 35 112

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Founding date: 1976
Number of members: 1800 in the four member academies
Management and Staff: 2,5
Annual Budget: 570 000 €
Financing and sources: Government support 98 %, Member academies 2 %





The Council of Finnish Academies is a cooperative body for the four science academies in Finland. The Council works to promote high quality scientific research and the impact of research in society.

Working groups

The committee of international affairs

Highlights 2017-2018

  • In the summer 2018, the national membership at Euro-CASE was transferred from Technology Academy Finland (TAF) to The Council of Finnish Academies (CoFA).  CoFA is a cooperative body for the four academies of sciences & letters and technology & engineering in Finland. This arrangement allows all the academies to be informed about and involved in the activities of Euro-CASE.
  • Technology Academy Finland awarded the biennial one-million-euro Millennium Technology Prize to Dr. Tuomo Suntola In May 2018. Suntola’s prize-winning ALD (atomic layer deposition) innovation is a nanoscale technology in use all over the world.
  • The Innovation award for women, awarded by the Finnish Parliament in co-operation with Technology Academy Finland, has been granted in 2017 and 2018. The award is worth 110.000 €.
Annual Report 2014-2018