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Centres of Excellence

Internal Centres of Excellence

Åbo Akademi University has four Internal Centres of Excellence. Åbo Akademi University Foundation is supporting the research environments with supplementary financial resources for four years.

Internal Centres of Excellence 1.3.2019–28.2.2023:

National Centre of Excellence

Åbo Akademi University is also contributing to a national Centre of Excellence, which was financed by the Academy of Finland during 2014–2019: Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease. The Centre carries out research into cardiovascular diseases as well as into how diabetes occurs. The researchers involved are looking for ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the illnesses in question. The research is focused in particular on so-called metabolic syndrome. The name is a collective term for a number of factors that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and abdominal obesity.

The Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease is a joint venture between Åbo Akademi University, the University of Turku, Turku University Hospital and the University of Eastern Finland, and is led by Turku PET Centre’s director, Professor Juhani Knuuti.

Updated 25.9.2020