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.
Katri Makkonen: "Journalists remain watchdogs"
Katri Makkonen, an award-winning journalist, returned to host the A-studio current affairs programme at Yle after a six-year break.
"Nothing can be achieved by single individuals on the societal level, that’s why I’ve gravitated towards these kinds of communities"
Working for fairness and the power of cooperation form the thread running through the career of Marianne Heikkilä, secretary general of the...
Author Juha Itkonen: Should the strong polarisation of literacy continue, genuine access to university will become available to fewer and fewer people
Author Juha Itkonen considers himself someone who sees the big picture. But there is still one everyday routine he has held on to with his four...
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.