UNITE, as part of the Academy of Finland's Flagship Programme, will raise business-based forest research to a new level. By bringing game research to the forest sector, it will also create conditions for the sustainable well-being of nature and humanity. Gamification makes forest information fun and illustrative, and guides people to work together. UNITE's partnership network includes several leading international research teams that do cutting-edge science. Yet, the activities at this flagship of science are anything but dry!
The UNITE flagship ('Building resilience, redefining value networks and enabling meaningful experiences' 2020-2024) is coordinated by the Department of Forest Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland. Other science partners include the Natural Resources Institute Finland, the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute and the Gamification and Gaming Culture Research Groups of the University of Tampere. The still growing network of partners in the competence centre also includes approximately 25 companies or organisations, and more than a dozen partner universities around the world.
More info at:
UNITE Flagship Director, Professor Jyrki Kangas, University of Eastern Finland, jyrki.kangas (a) uef.fi, 050 344 9888
Postdoctoral Researcher Samuli Junttila, The Eastern Prof, samuli.junttila (a) uef.fi, 040 715 3477
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