Emerging Horizons: Research Service Days, Turku, Finland
16-18 August 2021

Research Service Days will be arranged in 2021 as a digital conference. 

Emerging Horizons

Panel discussion on emerging horizons of Finnish research

Panel discussion on emerging horizons of Finnish research

Moderator Anna Sorainen

Director General at the Ministry of Education and Culture Atte Jääskeläinen

Rector and President of Turku University of Applied Sciences Vesa Taatila

President of the Academy of Finland Heikki Mannila

The Panel discussion on emerging horizons of Finnish research on Wednesday August 18, lead to a lively discussion on social media, mainly in twitter. To enlighten this discussion, the video recording of the panel is published here.

If you are interested in the recordings of the individual presentations by the panel members or the rest of the interesting and high-level program of RSD2021, please register as a post-conference participant.

Important dates

19 February 2021

Abstract submission starts

30 April 2021

Abstract submission ends

17 May 2021

Registration opens

13 August 2021

Registration ends

16-18 August 2021


Welcome to the Research Service Days 2021!

Research Service Days (Tutkimuspalvelupäivät) is a professional event for research administration and management experts at universities and research institutes. Research Service Days 2021 is organized by the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, in close cooperation with Turku University of Applied Sciences. We are looking forward to meeting you online in August 2021!

We will be introducing new elements to the traditional concept of Research Service Days, eg.

– 3-day event, from Monday to Wednesday

– the conference will be multilingual (en/fi/sv)

– call for abstracts for presentations and ideas

Further information coming soon!



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Commercial exhibition

Commercial Digital Exhibition will also take place during the RSD2021. If you are interested in taking part as an exhibitor or sponsor, please contact for more information.