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Each year, the Finnish Centre for Pensions grants a Pro Gradu Award to a distinguished Master’s thesis. The award is 2,000 euros. Nominate your own or your student’s master’s thesis for the award by 15 March 2024.

The award is granted to a distinguished thesis accepted at a Finnish university in 2023 on a topic of interest to pension provision.

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

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

Nominate your own or your student’s Pro Gradu Award by e-mail to tutkimus(at) by 15 March 2024. The winner will be announced at the turn of the month May-June. 

Last year, the award went to Ozan Yanari (MBA). In his master’s thesis for Aalto University, Yanari examined the 2011 guarantee pension reform
Read more about how to nominate a candidate for the award

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