Professor Mikko Laitinen new member of Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters has almost 900 Finnish members and 170 external members who represent the very top in their profession. This spring Mikko Laitinen, Professor of English Linguistics at Linnaeus University and University of Eastern Finland was elected as a new member.
All members of The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters shall be of proven excellence in their own field of academic research. It has been the custom since 1919 for the final vote on the selection of new members to take place at the statutory meeting in April.
Mikko Laitinen has been a driver for building up the data intensive digital humanties research at Linnaeus University and is one of the coordinators of the research group on this topic within Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DISA).
“This nomination means a lot because it is by invitation only and the Society invites researchers who represent the very top in their profession, and members have demonstrated excellence in their own field of academic research. It’s a great honor to be invited. DISA with its multidisciplinary contacts has enabled a new step in my research that combines digital and computational methods with my humanities background. I now work with research questions that I did not know five years that such questions existed”, says Mikko Laitinen.
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