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State research institute



Research institutes attached to ministries are one of the main sources of information needed in social decision-making. There are currently 20 publicly financed research institutes in eight administrative sectors.

State research institutes, with abbreviations (Ministry):
National Research Institute of Legal Policy, OPTULA (Ministry of Justice)
Government Institute for Economic Research, VATT (Ministry of Finance)
Research Institute for the Languages of Finland, KOTUS (Ministry of Education)
National Board of Antiquities (Ministry of Education)
Finnish Geodetic Institute (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry)
Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute, RKTL (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry)
Agrifood Research Finland, MTT (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry)
Finnish Forest Research Institute, METLA (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry)
Finnish Food Safety Authority, EVIRA (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry)
Finnish Institute of Marine Research (Ministry of Transport and Communications)
Finnish Meteorological Institute (Ministry of Transport and Communications)
Centre for Metrology and accreditation, MIKES (Ministry of Finance)
National Consumer Research Centre (Ministry of Trade and Industry)
Technical Research Centre of Finland, VTT (Ministry of Trade and Industry)
Geological Survey of Finland, GTK (Ministry of Trade and Industry)
National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, STAKES (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health)
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health)
National Public Health Institute (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health)
Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, STUK (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health)
Finnish Environment Institute, SYKE (Ministry of the Environment)



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • 1 January 2006 - 31 December 2008
  • Research institutes attached to ministries are one of the main sources of information needed in social decision-making. There are currently 19 publicly financed research institutes in eight administrative sectors.

    State research institutes, with abbreviations (Ministry):
    National Research Institute of Legal Policy (Ministry of Justice)
    Government Institute for Economic Research, VATT (Ministry of Finance)
    Research Institute for the Languages of Finland (Ministry of Education)
    National Board of Antiquities (Ministry of Education)
    Finnish Geodetic Institute (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry)
    Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry)
    Agrifood Research Finland (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry)
    Finnish Forest Research Institute, METLA (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry)
    National Veterinary and Food Research Institute (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry)
    Finnish Institute of Marine Research (Ministry of Transport and Communications)
    Finnish Meteorological Institute (Ministry of Transport and Communications)
    National Consumer Research Centre (Ministry of Trade and Industry)
    Technical Research Centre of Finland, VTT (Ministry of Trade and Industry)
    Geological Survey of Finland, GTK (Ministry of Trade and Industry)
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, STAKES (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health)
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health)
    National Public Health Institute (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health)
    Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, STUK (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health)
    Finnish Environment Institute, SYKE, and Regional Environment Centres (Ministry of the Environment)



    Validity of the definition

    • 1 January 1900 - 31 December 2005

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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