J.V. Snellman Award to Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila

The University of Helsinki marked its 365th anniversary festivities by presenting awards to five distinguished academics.

Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila This year’s J.V. Snellman Public Information Award was presented to Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila, Professor of Arabic and Islamic studies. Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila is known in the international scientific community particularly for his studies in classical Arabic literature. Professor Hämeen-Anttila’s social activeness and merits in public information have become evident through his numerous radio and television appearances, as well as newspaper interviews.

The Eino Kaila Award for outstanding merits in teaching was presented to Mikko Salaspuro, Professor of Substance Abuse Medicine. Salaspuro has worked at the Faculty of Medicine since 1983 teaching in a wide range of fields, developing the teaching and as a research scientist. Since the early 1990s, Professor Salaspuro has served as the Vice-Dean focussing on reforming the basic medical training. Salaspuro’s teaching is regarded as being of the highest standard and based on top-level scientific research.

The J.V. Snellman Award and the Eino Kaila Award are both 5,000 euros.

Three prizes for high-standard doctoral dissertations were also awarded in the anniversary celebrations. This year, the 4,200-euro prizes went to three Doctors of Philosophy, Päivi Laitinen, Henri Schildt and Ilona Oksanen.

Text: Mirja Mäenpää
Photo: Lehtikuva/ Tor Wennström
23.3.2005
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Translation: Valtasana Oy

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