Luke is Finland’s second largest non-profit governmental research institute, operating under the Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry. In 2019, Luke employed 1,266 personnel (full-time equivalent) at 23 research sites across the country and had an annual turnover of €125 mn. Research and development and expert services at Luke are organised into four multidisciplinary programmes, aiming to advance the bioeconomy and the sustainable use of natural resources. These programmes are based on strategic objectives: “climate smart carbon cycle”, “adaptive and resilient bioeconomy”, “profitable and responsible primary production”, and “circular bioeconomy”. Luke is also responsible for statutory and expert services, indicated via legislation or ministries. Luke has vast experience in national and international research collaboration and is currently participating in ~715 ongoing projects. Of these, 44 are Horizon 2020 projects.
Nordic Red dairy cows on pasture © Ilma Tapio