Time: Wednesday, January 23 at 5.30 – 7.00 pm
Place: The Finnish Institute in London
The University of Helsinki is among the best multidisciplinary universities in the world. One of our goals for the future is to make an even stronger global impact together with our international partners. To meet this goal, we are investing in the internationalization and bringing the UH message close to our alumni and other stakeholders. We have a large alumni network present in United Kingdom, and Greater London area, and we would like to advance the formation of an active alumni network in this area together with our alumni.
The Chancellor of the University of Helsinki, Mr. Kaarle Hämeri had a pleasure of inviting our alumni in the Greater London area to an informal get-together on Wednesday, January 23 at 5.30 – 7.00 pm, at the Finnish Institute in London to discuss the vision and the current activities of the University of Helsinki as well as how our alumni abroad can take part in the University of Helsinki Community. The Institute’s Director Emilie Gardberg, as well as our alumni professor Arttu Rajantie from Imperial College (the Chair of Finnish Science Society in the UK and active in the Scientists for EU network) shared their thoughts on international collaboration.
There was a possibility to meet the Young Finnish Artist of The Year Nastja Säde Rönkkö, who is currently in residence at Somerset House working on her project Six Months Without The Internet. By January she had spent three months offline exploring alternatives to citizenship, communities and life online.