At the Institute we conduct academic scientific research at the very heart of health, risks of health, and health promotion. We are only satisfied with the highest quality health research of international standards, significant research that we are proud to present. In recent years our research activities have been upwards mobile.

We produce about 200 international peer-reviewed scientific papers each year. Additionally we also publish in some domestic venues, since part of our research and development serves directly the Finnish society and the wellbeing and development of this country. 

  • Information on the institute's specialists and their publications can be found in the UEF SoleCris research database - SoleCRIS 

We have research collaborators virtually on every continent. The largest number of partners come from various European countries and the United States, and there are some world top-ranked universities among them. There are many contacts also with Australia. New prospective collaboration is emerging with many centers in Asia and Africa.

Competitive outside funding is responsible for about one-third of our annual budget. The main funding agencies have been the Academy of Finland, European Union, Ministries in Finland, grant-awarding foundations, and the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation Tekes. One of the largest and most important grant we have recently received is the multi-euro diabetes prevention project Stop Diabetes – Knowledge-Based Solutions for years 2016-2019 (Strategic Research Council).

What can kind studies are we running in our research projects? The list of the most important research areas, with some additional information, can be found from Research fields page.

For more information

Pekka Mäntyselkä, Professor, Director of the Institute, pekka.mantyselka(at)