Research and Development Services

The University of Vaasa offers research and development services for society’s benefit mainly through the Levón Institute. The Levón Institute is an affiliated institution of the University of Vaasa, promoting life-long learning and supporting corporate, public organizational and regional renewal as well as increasing their competitiveness in the university’s focus areas.

The Levón Institute organizes research, education and development services with external funding together with different cooperation partners. We conduct applying research considering the client’s needs for knowledge. The realization of the commissioned research is defined individually for each project and the reporting is done in the manner that the client wishes.

The emphasis of the research operations lies on regional and national evaluation, follow-up and development projects. Central fields of research are management, energy, rural areas, regional development and evaluation research. Additionally, the Levón Institute conducts market research and other investigations.

In general, a development perspective is connected to all research. Based on that it is possible to connect development and training that will be implemented to the research project. We stress the simultaneous development of individuals and organisations, the merging of organisation development measures and training as well as the application of knowledge in practice. We offer the possibility of open interaction and developing oneself in a group with the same spirit. Our programmes also enhance networking.

You can also cooperate with the university’s faculties and other institutes regarding research and development. You can read more about this in the Research Cooperation section.