The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies

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The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies is the first Finnish organisation to join the European OPERAS research infrastructure for social sciences and humanities.

Sininen taivas pilkottaa modernin toimistorakennuksen keskeltä. Kuva: Unsplash, Hector J. Rivas

TSV is strongly involved in the activities of the first CoARA working groups and proposes the establishment of the CoARA National Chapter in Finland.

Haemme ohjelmistosuunnittelijaa ja TSV:n logo.

The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies is looking to employ a Software Developer (PHP) to work in a three-year EU-funded project starting from February 1, 2023 or on agreement.

The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, established in 1899, is a national co-operative body for learned societies in Finland. It contributes to the co-operation between learned societies, supports and develops scholarly communication and publishing, and promotes awareness and usage of research results. It also supports and develops the role of its members in science policy discussion. Federation’s strategy for 2019−2023 can be found PDF icon here.

The Federation has a membership of 294 societies and four academies from all branches of arts and sciences, in total 260,000 individual members. Every year these learned societies arrange hundreds of meetings and conferences, attended by the academic community and the general public. The societies and academies are among the foremost academic publishers in Finland: they issue more than 100 periodicals and some 250 new book titles each year. Publications issued by the member societies are sold in the Bookstore Tiedekirja, the shop and webstore maintained by the Federation. The Exchange Centre for Scientific Literature is in charge of the exchange of publications of learned societies and other scientific publishing bodies.

The Federation receives state subsidy for its activities from the Ministry of Education and Sciences. The Federation distributes state subsidies allocated by the Ministry of Education and Science for scholarly publishing and for organising international conferences and national seminars.

The Federation also publishes a journal Tieteessä tapahtuu (Science now) which appears five times a year. It contains information on the events and publications of the learned societies and on the current issues within the academic community.

Tieteen päivät (The Science Forum) is a biannual science festival, co-organised with the Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters, The Finnish Society of Science and Letters, The Finnish Academy of Technology and The Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in Finland.

The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies hosts three expert bodies: The Committee for Public Information, Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity and Publication Forum.

PDF icon The Federation's annual report from 2022 can be found as a PDF document here.