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R&D spending cut, Baltic communication, Nokia redundancy pot…

This week in Nordic in brief: R&D spending cut in Finland; Private donation for Baltic communication; EU puts €5m into Nokia redundancy pot; Fund for early-career researchers launched; Aarhus professor wins Novo Nordisk prize; Finnish academic joins EU advisory group.

R&D spending cut in Finland

Finland’s government will spend €2 billion on R&D in 2013, €53 million less than in 2012. This is a loss of 5.5 per cent in real terms compared with 2012, according to independent data authority Statistics Finland. Despite the decrease, Finland’s research budget will remain one of the highest in the world when measured as a share of GDP.

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