Maarit Karppinen has been invited as a member of the Belgian science organisation called Academy of Sciences (EURASC). The organisation has committees in different fields, of which the Chemistry Committee is one.
The objective of the Academy is the promotion of fundamental research and excellence in science and technology. The Academy organizes seminars and symposia to promote fundamental sciences.
The major objective of the Academy is to establish efficient collaboration among scientists, researchers, educators, engineers and public authorities world-wide. Many of the members are for example Nobel prize winners. The organisation has six members from Finland, Karppinen included.