Neurosciences in Finland

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Neuroscience in Finland


Research in neurosciences has a solid foundation in Finland. Finnish researchers and research groups as well as health care personnel are renowned for their reliable and high-caliber work.


Finns are a research-friendly people. The Finnish social security system and individual social security numbers ensure that the background information of the samplers is traceable yet secure.


The research infrastructure in Finland adheres to high international standard and is almost always accessible to diverse operators (researchers and companies at home and abroad). Finland also has high-quality national research registries.

Kuopio, Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Jyväskylä

Oulu, Tampere, Turku

Oulu University
Oulu University Hospital
Oulu Medical Research Center

Tampere University
Tampere University Hospital

University of Turku
Turku University Hospital


High-class research and reliability come together in Finland.

Neurocenter Finland

Neurocenter Finland is a one-stop shop for research in neurosciences and product development. It facilitates innovations and development of new personalized healthcare.

A key objective is to create a structure of collaboration and platform for researchers and other stakeholders. Furthermore, it makes relevant information in neurosciences conveniently available.

What's new


Potential breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease – drug candidate CDNF could stop the progression of the disease and improve symptoms

The novel drug candidate CDNF, discovered at the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, could be a disease-modifying treatment of Parkinson’s disease in addition to alleviating its... Read more


In search of breakthrough knowledge for treatment of advanced brain tumors using artificial intelligence

In Finland, 900 brain tumors are diagnosed annually, in both children and adults. A brain tumor is a serious disease, but it can be treated, and the patient can survive. Researchers have been... Read more


A National patient register plays a key role in treatment monitoring and treatment for genetic motor neuron disease

The disease-specific diagnostics for Genetic Motor Neuron diseases (MND) have advanced a lot recently. Researchers Mari Auranen (Ph.D.) and Emil Ylikallio (Ph.D.) from Helsinki University Hospital... Read more


Why under 50-year-olds experience strokes – A study investigates the underlying reasons

Every year, 1.3 million people worldwide suffer a stroke before turning 50 years old. The younger the patient, the more unclear the reasons for the stroke are. The underlying cause is not always... Read more


Measuring brain functions on a bike | Research

The University of Jyväskylä has a solid reputation in, among other fields, education and physical education research. Founded at the University in 2011, the Jyväskylä Centre for Interdisciplinary... Read more


AlzTrans challenges research groups with new kinds of cooperation | Alzheimer’s disease

The underlying objective of the AlzTrans project is to identify changes at cell level that are relevant to the inception and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. In autumn of 2018, at the... Read more