The University lives through its alumni, who are perpetually fired up by science. Alumni are curious and believe in continuous renewal. They pay it forward and share their expertise for the common good. Alumni comprise a network of passionate influencers who keep the University’s flame burning high. They boldly believe in the power of thought to change attitudes, individuals and society – for the best of the world.
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Helsinki Alumni - Network of passionate influencers
Alumni boldly believe in the power of thought to change attitudes, individuals and society – for the best of the world.
Leaders have to live with their decisions – both the good and the bad
In his youth, Alexander Bargum was not looking for a plum position in the family business. To begin with, he embarked on a career of his own as...
Heart in Helsinki, a top position in Brussels
Salla Saastamoinen is a European official who feels close to the University of Helsinki in many ways.
Alumna Veera Sylvius went from being a physicist to a managing director
According to Veera Sylvius, an alumna of the University of Helsinki, you have to have the courage to look for and accept your strengths, instead...
Ossi Heinänen: Tolerance and liberal thinking will eventually prevail
Ossi Heinänen, an alumnus of political history, retains the energy to fight for a better world in the organisational field.
War and peace of learning
A jack of all trades in the field of thinking, Lauri Järvilehto discovered the joy of learning at university.
Irja Askola: "We talk a great deal about foreign people but not enough with them"
Alumna and Bishop Emerita Irja Askola has always been a proponent of dialogue, even though during her ecclesiastical career, Askola has faced a...
Amanda Sundell believes in a cleaner Baltic Sea
A few years ago, social scientist and University of Helsinki alumna Amanda Sundell established DROPP, a social enterprise that donates all of...
A white coat and a better world
Zhong-qing Jiang, who dreamed of working as a physician in China ended up as a food scientist and inventor of pulled oats in Finland.