Turku Intersectoral Excellence Scheme (TIES)

Jointly funded by the European Union’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND programme and the University of Turku, the Turku Intersectoral Excellence Scheme (TIES) is an exciting new programme which mixes the traditional Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) model of bottom-up research with intersectoral working. TIES Fellows spend part of their Fellowship on secondment with an organisation outside of higher education.

TIES has been specifically designed to meet a number of demands from a range of policy bodies including;

  • The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture’s National Roadmap for Research, Development and Innovation as it promotes intersectoral working, aims to attract international talent and to help to solidify a fragmented research sector.
  • The EU’s Innovation Union flagship which aims to increase competitiveness, provide jobs and stimulate growth.
Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) – the home of TIES

Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) is an interdisciplinary research institute located within the University of Turku, in South West Finland. Established in 2008, TIAS works across the faculties of Economics, Education, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences. It hosts excellent scholars who are recruited following an international competition and are awarded three years funding for to undertake a self-designed research project.

For more information see the TIAS website.

Launch event 15 November 2022

The launch event of the Turku Intersectoral Excellence Scheme was held on 15 November 2022.

>> Slides of the launch event

TIES’ Selection Committee

The Selection Committee for TIES will be chaired by Professor Simon Frith, emeritus professor at the University of Edinburgh. The co-chair is Professor Nadia Al-Bagdadi of the Central European University. Kalle Korhonen, Director of Funding at the Kone Foundation will also serve on the Committee. The rest of the Selection Committee will be constituted by the TIAS Board of Management.

Further Information

You may also contact the TIAS Director, Professor Martin Cloonan, via martin.cloonan@utu.fi and follow TIAS on twitter via @TIAS_UTU.

EU flag and co-funded text

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions grant agreement No. 101081293.