As part of Finland 100, the centenary of Finland's independence, Fortum is making donations to four Finnish universities. Each donation is EUR 250,000, and the recipients are:
-- Aalto University -- Lappeenranta University of Technology -- Åbo Akademi University (science and engineering) -- University of Oulu (technology)
"We want to celebrate Finland's centenary by looking forward and investing in Finland's most notable strength, i.e. know-how," says Arto Räty, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, Fortum.
Fortum is one of the official corporate partners of Finland 100, and the donation to universities is part of Fortum's jubilee year programme. The universities can apply for matched funding for the donation through the Government's matched funding scheme, which can be three times the value of the donation.
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