Research Infrastructures of the University of Turku

In its Strategy, the University of Turku emphasises the significance of up-to-date research infrastructure as a prerequisite for top research and teaching based on it.

Research infrastructures include research instruments, equipment, materials, and services that enable the research and development work taking placing at different stages of innovation activities and support organised research work, doctoral training and teaching, and develop research and innovation capacity (Finland’s Strategy and Roadmap for Research Infrastructures 2014–2020, Academy of Finland).

There are several high-quality research infrastructures in the University of Turku. Automatically, these include partnerships in European infrastructure projects (ESFRI) that are represented in the University, international memberships, research infrastructures on the national research infrastructure roadmap (FIRI), and, additionally, significant local research infrastructures.  The University of Turku emphasises the openness of research infrastructures and their joint use with other academic operators, the business sector, and companies.

The research infrastructures of the University of Turku on the national roadmap

ESS Finland (European Social Survey, Finland's operations)

FIN-CLARIN (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure, Finland's operations)

FinELib (National Electronic Library)

FINMARI (Finnish Marine Research Infrastructure)

INAR RI (Integrated Atmospheric and Earth System Science Research Infrastructure)

oGIIR (Open Geospatial Information Infrastructure for Research)

FinBIF (Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility) (Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure)

Biocenter Finland (A national research infrastructure of five biocenters in six Finnish universities)

EATRIS Finland (European infrastructure for translational research, Finland's operations)

EuBI Suomi (European Research Infrastructure for Biomedical Imaging, Finland's operations)

MAX IV (Synchrotron X-ray research centre, MAX IV Laboratory)

FGCI (Finnish Grid and Cloud Infrastructure)

Euclid Finland (Euclid cosmology mission, Finland's operations)

The research infrastructures of the University of Turku on the European roadmap

ESS (ESS Finland)



LifeWatch (INAR RI)



EuBI (EuBI Finland)

ESA (Euclid Finland)

DiSSCo (Distributed System of Scientific Collections)