The Academy of Finland (AKA) is a public agency within the administrative branch of the Finnish Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. AKA’s mission is to fund high-quality scientific research, provide expertise in science and science policy, and strengthen the position of science and research. AKA works to contribute to the renewal, diversification and increasing internationalization of Finnish research. AKA’s activities cover the full spectrum of scientific disciplines. AKA supports and facilitates researcher training and research careers, internationalization and the utilization of research results. AKA is also keen to emphasize the importance of research impact and breakthrough research.