The association’s research is often done in cooperation with companies, communities and other universities as well as research institutions. The forms of cooperation can be for example commonly funded research projects or research which has been commissioned. Research cooperation in the association is done in the schools, research platforms and research groups as well as in other units.

The goal of IARSA’s activities, in the shape of its cutting-edge research and teaching, is to help society respond to the major challenges that it is facing. In order to understand the scope of these challenges, IARSA engages in continuous dialogue with a wide variety of stakeholders, including universities/colleges, research institutes/association and the business world and the public sector.

IARSA’s societal impact is expected to increase further in the future through its numerous national and international projects, and collaboration with the association’s various stakeholders is also expected to become closer.