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Each year, the Finnish Centre for Pensions grants a Pro Gradu Award to a distinguished Master’s thesis. Might your thesis be the next winner of the 2,000 euro award? Apply by 15 March 2022.

The award is granted to a distinguished thesis accepted at a Finnish university in 2021 on a topic of interest to pension provision.

Pensions can be studied within many disciplines and from very different angles. The award can be applied for by both sociologists, humanists and mathematicians. 

“The award is now granted for the fifth time. We look forward to receiving many excellent nominations also this year,” says Head of Research Susan Kuivalainen (Finnish Centre for Pensions).

Nominations for the Pro Gradu Award are to be sent by e-mail to tutkimus(at) by 15 March 2022. The winner will be announced at the turn of the month May-June.

Last year, the award was granted to Jonathan Strömberg (University of Oulu). In his master’s thesis, Strömberg compared the financial stability of the pension systems in Finland, the Netherlands and Denmark.

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Finnish Centre for Pensions – Central body of and expert on statutory earnings-related pensions