The Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research organisation operating under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland. Luke’s task is to promote competitive business based on the sustainable use of renewable natural resources, as well as wellbeing and the vitality of the countryside.
Luke resolves challenges in the sustainable and profitable use of renewable natural resources in four phenomenon-based research programmes. Every year, Luke has more than 700 research projects in progress, roughly 100 of which are EU projects. In 2020, Luke’s researchers published more than 700 peer-reviewed scientific publications. Research accounts for approximately 70 per cent of Luke’s activities.
Luke operates in 24 locations in Finland and their headquarter is located in Helsinki.