FIMM in a nutshell


In the beginning of 2017 we joined the university’s new life science research center, Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE), as a scientifically and financially inde­pendent operational unit.

We are located at the Meilahti medical campus in Helsinki – Finland’s leading hub of academic medical research and medical care. 



During the first ten years, FIMM has grown to the size of 230 people. In December 2016, 33% of our personnel (including the visiting researchers) were international, representing 29 different nationalities. FIMM continues systematic international recruitment at all levels (FiDiPros, group leaders, doctoral students and other staff). Overall, our institute has a very international atmosphere and will continue to maintain this community.


Nationalities represented among FIMM staff (2016)



In 2016, the basic funding from the University of Helsinki was around 2.8 M€ and the additional infrastructure and strategic funding 1.7 M€. The vast majority of our funding thus arises from competitive external funding sources, mainly grants, external service income and industrial collaboration. As compared to the University of Helsinki in general, FIMM receives a very high fraction of external funding from Tekes, the EU and through industrial collaborations.



Nationalities represented among FIMM staff (2016)

Last updated: 20.02.2017 - 14:42