The Scientific Council serves as a network of experts from which the National Audit Office can request opinions, comments and training in matters concerning the development and assessment of the audit, evaluation and monitoring of central government finances.
A new Scientific Council for the 2019–2020 term was named in early February. The NAOF’s new strategy will be seen during the Council’s on-going term in the utilisation of varied research-based expertise, for example. Expertise and competence facilitate the understanding of phenomena and the observation of the big picture.
Most of the eleven members of the Scientific Council have professorships in a variety of branches of science. In addition to traditional disciplines, such as economics, the members also represent more recent branches of science.
Mika Aaltonen, Research Director, docent, FCG Konsultointi Oy
Kirsimarja Blomqvist, professor, LUT University
Olli Kangas, professor of practice, University of Turku
Mika Kortelainen, Chief Researcher, Research Leader, VATT Institute for Economic Research
Teija Laitinen, professor, University of Vaasa
Markku Lanne, professor, University of Helsinki
Satu Miettinen, professor, University of Lapland
Jukka Mähönen, professor, University of Helsinki and University of Oslo
Lasse Oulasvirta, professor, University of Tampere
Jukka Pirttilä, professor, University of Helsinki
Antti Ripatti, professor, University of Helsinki
The members of the Scientific Council perform their expert tasks in an independent and objective manner. The term of the new Scientific Council started on 1 January 2019 and will end on 31 December 2020.