University of Helsinki Ruralia Institute
Helsingin yliopisto Ruralia-instituutti

  • Ruralia Institute
  • DESCRIPTION

    Ruralia Institute is an independently administrated multidisciplinary expert institute at the University of Helsinki. The mission of the Institute is to improve the welfare of rural people and develop the sources of livelihood in the rural areas through research, development, education and training.

    The activities of the Ruralia Institute are multidisciplinary research, education and research based innovation development. On its activities Ruralia Institute creates new operations models and innovations based on the combination of scientific competence and practical knowledge. The development activities of the Institute serve economic life, foster innovation activities and support regional development.

    Ruralia Institute does regional, national and international cooperation. Our partners in cooperation are various faculties and Schools of the University of Helsinki, other Finnish and foreign universities and institutes.

    NWFP WORK FOCUS

    Ruralia Institute has conducted different kinds of research and development activities related to nature-based entrepreneurship and NWFP over 15 years. The focus has been on social sustainability, innovation and business development of NWFP as well as property rights and conflicts related to the use of natural resources. Ruralia also co-ordinates the national co-ordination project and databank (www.aitoluonto.fi) related to the NWFP.

    RELEVANT NWFPs IN THE DATABASE

    CONTACT PERSON

    Name: Anne Matilainen
    Position: project manager/researcher
    Department: Ruralia Institute
    Department address: Kampusranta 9, 60320 Seinäjoki Finland
    Telephone: 00358504151156
    E-mail: anne.matilainen@helsinki.fi