Webinar: The International Status of Finnish Forest Research


Wednesday, 12 May 2021 | 13.00 EEST | 11.00 BST

International collaboration is an essential element in assuring the quality of research work. The scientific impact is clearly higher in joint international publications compared to joint domestic publications. Scientific impact is a prerequisite for successful research funding: countries with high bibliometric ranking are also successful when competing for international research grants. In addition to better funding possibilities, cooperation improves the efficient and cost-effective use of research resources and infrastructures.

As collaboration is the key to successful innovations and research applications, it would be important to understand how Finland performs in forest research internationally and how the country’s status has changed over time.

This study on the International Status of Finnish Forest Research is based on bibliometric analysis which is an effective tool for assessing the volume of research and networking between researchers, institutes and countries.  The study has been jointly carried out by Tapio, the University of Oxford and the key Finnish forest research institutes.

You are warmly welcome to join this webinar on Wednesday May 12th to learn more about the key research findings and stakeholders’ views on the results.

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The webinar starts at:
13.00 EEST (UTC+3) Helsinki, Finland.
11.00 BST (UTC+1) Oxford, United Kingdom.

Senior Advisor, Dr. Liisa Käär from Tapio will chair the event.

Opening Words
Permanent Secretary, Dr. Jaana Husu-Kallio, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

International Status of Finnish Forest Research – Main Results
Associate Researcher, Dr. Gillian Petrokofsky, University of Oxford
Senior Advisor, Professor Risto Päivinen, Tapio

Joint Commentary Notes from the University of Helsinki, University of Eastern Finland and Natural Resources Institute Finland
Professor Pasi Puttonen, University of Helsinki

Commentary Notes
Senior Science Advisor, Dr. Otto Auranen, Academy of Finland


Concluding Remarks
Senior Advisor, Professor Risto Päivinen, Tapio

The webinar ends at:
15.00 EEST (UTC+3) Helsinki, Finland.
13.00 BST (UTC+1) Oxford, United Kingdom.

The research project was funded by the Metsämiesten Säätiö Foundation, the Finnish Forest Foundation and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

  • Liisa Käär
  • Senior Advisor
  • liisa.kaar(at)tapio.fi
  • +358 29 432 6031
  • Risto Päivinen
  • Senior advisor
  • risto.paivinen(at)tapio.fi
  • +358 500 577 308