Straightforward researcher career path and the advancement of international mobility increase the quality and effectiveness of research. We are increasing the number of postdoctoral researchers recruited through international application processes, and we are developing the use of the Tenure Track system further in the whole University.
Our research environments support the creativity of our researchers. We allocate resources for creating versatile research communities and interdisciplinary intersections. We are allocating support to the fields that are effective in their research and at a good phase of development.
Our research is profiled through the following thematic collaborations:
• Digital futures
• Cultural memory and social change
•C hildren, young people and learning
• Drug development and diagnostics
• Sea and maritime studies
Our research in biosciences and medicine is at the international top of the field, which creates a strong basis for the further development of our thematic collaborations. In the other disciplines that are part of the thematic collaborations, our research is significant and of high-quality on a national level. The University has a leading role especially in futures research. Sea and maritime studies strengthens the regional expertise cluster in the Southwest coast of Finland.
The faculties, independent units and service units develop the research services together with other regional operators. We strengthen the research infrastructure as well as its maintenance and shared national and international use. We advance the application process for research funding, open science and the prerequisites of research as well as innovation activities.
We promote free, effective and open research in the scientific community as well as in society. We share new information and encourage our researchers to take part in societal debate.