Programme Director: Kari Rummukainen
The aim of the Theory Programme is to conduct research of high standard in a few selected subject fields for which HIP can act as a center of excellence in Northern Europe.
Theory Programme is divided into projects, the leaders of which have the responsibility of coordinating the activities in their field. There is a special emphasis on recruiting graduate students and supporting the career formation of young researchers. International collaboration is a high priority, as witnessed by the strong international ties of the Projects. Collaborative efforts between the Projects are encouraged.
Apart from the EU and Nordic networks, the main external funding source is the Academy of Finland, together with private foundations