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Finnish R&D cuts, young researchers, PhD training…

This week in Nordic in brief: MP defends Finnish R&D cuts; Wallenberg backs young researchers; Norway’s institutes overlooked for PhD training; Wärtsilä invests in R&D push; Finland launches green mining programme; Norway signs research deal with Hungary.

MP defends Finnish R&D cuts

Raija Vahasalo, a Finnish MP, has defended the government’s decision to cut Finland’s science budget by 6 per cent next year. “The perception that there are big cuts can partly be due to the investments in the university reform by the last government. Those investments were made to guarantee that universities were able to fulfill their objectives. Now you could say that we are moving towards a normal level of financing again,” Vahasalo told the Academy of Finland on 17 October.

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