Annina Lattu, Doctoral Researcher, Tampere University & Peking University
“My research is about open science practices in research cooperation between companies and universities in Finland and China. I apply institutional theory, especially institutional logics and theories of institutional change, to describe how the open science movement has changed the norms of cooperation between academy and industry. As corporate-funded academic research increases and open science becomes more common, it is important to understand what are the factors preventing and enabling openness of science in this context. Open science, i.e. for example open accessibility of scientific knowledge and academy’s cooperation with other sectors, is important in terms of the sustainability transition.
In Puistokatu 4 there is a great understanding that happiness is important and possible even in times of ecological crisis. The more difficult times we are in, the more we need well-being to draw from. Puistokatu 4 has a constructive and gentle atmosphere, which makes it a good place to do research. In addition, Puistokatu 4 gives me hope for a better working life: that there are wonderful working communities where difficult things are done with ambition, and at the same time within the limits of people’s ability to cope.”