Renewal Agreement between the University of Helsinki and the Embassy of the United States

The U.S. Embassy of Finland and the University of Helsinki have continued the Cooperative Arrangement regarding the American Resource Center for five years.

 Renewal Agreement

University Rector Thomas Wilhelmsson and Ambassador Bruce Oreck signed the agreement on 6th April 2010 and the co-operation will continue until 2015.

”On behalf of the university we would like to thank the U.S Embassy of Finland and the American Resource Center for this wonderful and close cooperation, Rector Thomas Wilhelmsson said.”

“Thank you. We really appreciate this cooperation. This cooperation is unique. It brings value to the education as well as it grows the educational strength. This cooperation means power of learning, power of education and power of the library, Ambassador Bruce Oreck continued.”

The Resource Centre will move to brand-new facilities in the heart of Helsinki when the new library of the City Campus will be inaugurated in the autumn of 2012.

“We are very happy about the new facilities and the new agreement. It will optimize the student customer flows actively towards the Resource Center, explains Taina Iduozee, Director at the America Resource Center.”

The American Resource Center is unique in the world. It opened in Helsinki in 1946 as part of the U.S. Information Service and has been part of the university library since 1995. Since 1998 the center has been located in the premises of the National Library of Finland.

The center provides information on U.S. policy, history, culture, international relations and economics. The collection includes 12000 books, 80 magazines and newspapers, 400 video programs as well as a number of databases. The American Resource Center is open to the public at large.

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Text: Karin Hannukainen
Photo: Nathalie Edman

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