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1 Fulbright-Finland for the Future Miten Fulbright-stipendiaatit valitaan International Vision vol. 23 nro 2 (58) syksy/fall 2013 fulbright center news

2 Fulbright Finland...for the Future From the Executive Director According to a statistic recently released by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Finland has the 11th largest U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program in the world. Among 155 countries participating in the international Fulbright program globally, this is no minor achievement. It is important, however, to recognize the reason for this success: the cooperation and partnership with Finnish universities. All Finnish universities participate in the funding of the U.S. scholars that they host through the Finnish-American Fulbright Program, and many have signed a long-term agreement with the Fulbright Center on extensive sponsorship. Additionally, private foundations have joined forces with the Fulbright Center and higher education institutions to provide additional support. This principle of cooperation holds true throughout all programs and activities of the Fulbright Center. The Finnish-American Fulbright Program is unique because it is so fundamentally a joint effort. As the year 2013 draws to a conclusion, I want to sincerely thank every institution, every individual, and every alumnus and friend who during this past year has generously donated their time, talent, and treasure for the benefit of our program. We are deeply grateful. It is thanks to you that our program is among the largest around the world. And it is together with you that we can and will build the program even bigger. I am very pleased to announce Fulbright Finland for the Future a three-year campaign with the immodest aim of expanding our program s reach even further to better respond to the global challenges. The campaign runs from January 2014 through December 2016 and offers more opportunities than ever before to support the program and to be a part of the activities details will be unveiled in January We are honored to set off our campaign with the words from our Honorary Chair, Ambassador Bruce J. Oreck (p. 2), who so rightly concludes, the opportunity has never been greater. Be a part of our story and invest in the future invest in Fulbright Finland. With my sincere thanks and best wishes for the Holiday Season! Terhi Mölsä It is difficult to comprehend the scope of change over the past 60 years. Not merely has every facet of our lives been impacted by technology in ways that only science fiction writers dared to predict, but the acceleration in the rate of change has forced us to accept adaptive and disruptive thinking as the new norm. Apply the scope and speed of change to a world population that has almost tripled since the founding of the Fulbright program and it is immediately clear that the amplitude of change is unrivaled in human history. Sixty years ago, United States Senator J. William Fulbright unflinchingly stared into the future and saw both its challenges and its opportunities. He said, We must dare to think 'unthinkable' thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world. His namesake program was established to create global citizens those who dare to address universal problems with innovative solutions. The Finnish-American Fulbright program has become an exemplar of those goals. It has been recognized for its remarkable successes, the strength of its partnerships and its broad alumni support. Having already grown, on a number of measures, among the largest worldwide, the Finnish-American Program holds the immodest aim of expanding its reach even further to better respond to global challenges and shape the minds that will find the solutions. You can be a part of this future. I urge you to recognize your potential to change the world around you, and I urge you to become a partner of the Finnish-American Fulbright Program. I dare you to think unthinkable thoughts and confront this changing world. The need has never been more compelling and the opportunity has never been greater. Let 2014 be the year for you to shape the future. H.E. Bruce J. Oreck Ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Finland

3 In This Issue 2 Kolumnit 4 Fulbright Center Grants to the United States Miten Fulbright-stipendiaatit valitaan? Stipendit graduate-tason opintoihin Yhdysvaltoihin 6 Yhdysvaltalaisprofessoreiden neuvo uusille Fulbrightstipendiaateille: Älä valitse yliopistoa pelkän nimen perusteella 7 The John Morton Center: New Directions for the Study of North America 8 Bridging Disciplinary Divides: The Finnish Model at Work 9 The Strengthening and Widening of a Finnish-American Network 10 Teknologiateollisuuden 100-vuotissäätiö ja Fulbright Center Yhteistyöllä korkeatasoista koulutusta insinööritieteilijöille 11 Fulbrightereiden matkassa 12 Tutkija Leasa Weimer ja asiantuntija Charles Mathies Korkeakoulututkimuksen asiantuntijoiksi Jyväskylään 14 An International Vision 16 Lue Environmental Stewardship -stipendiaatin tarina verkossa 16 Suomalaisten opiskelijoiden määrä yhdysvaltalaisissa yliopistoissa kasvanut Cover: Fulbright Finland for the Future is the Fulbright Center s new campaign brand adopted to promote the Finnish Fulbright program s mission. The campaign will be launched in January 2014 but the alumni took a headstart already and created a project to make the slogan visible on a T-shirt. U.S. Fulbright grantees are wearing the T-shirt at the American Voices Seminar in Turku. Read more about the American Voices Seminar on p. 19. Photo: Sonja Kuosmanen, Fulbright Center 17 Canadian Student Life 18 Highlight of the American Fall in Finland 20 Alumni News ASLA-Alumni Association Anniversary Reception FinnFest: Festival for Finnish Culture Lovers Fulbright Arctic Workshop 21 Connections Corner 22 News / Uutisia 23 Fulbright Center 24 Kalenteri / Calendar of Events Fulbright Center News on Fulbright Centerin asiakaslehti, joka ilmestyy kaksi kertaa vuodessa. Lehdestä julkaistaan myös verkkoversio osoitteessa Seuraava numero ilmestyy keväällä Artikkelit ja muu aineisto pyydetään toimittamaan mennessä. Artikkeleissa ilmaistut mielipiteet ovat kirjoittajien omia. The Fulbright Center News is a biannual newsletter published by the Fulbright Center in Finland. The Fulbright Center News is also available online at The next issue will come out in the Spring of The submission deadline for articles and other materials is 31 March. Opinions expressed by authors are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Fulbright Center. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the material in this publication, the Fulbright Center does not accept liability for any errors or omissions. Aineisto vapaasti lainattavissa, lähde mainittava. Reproduction allowed, source must be cited. Päätoimittaja/Editor-in-Chief Terhi Mölsä Executive Director Toimittajat/Editors Johanna Lahti (toimituspäällikkö) Tanja Mitchell Suzanne Louis Ulkoasu ja taitto/layout Tanja Mitchell/Fulbright Center Avustajat/Contributors Louisa Gairn Heidi Lehmuskumpu Toimituksen yhteystiedot/ Contact Information The Fulbright Center Hakaniemenranta 6 FI Helsinki FINLAND Tel ISSN-L ISSN (Painettu) ISSN (Verkkolehti) Kansipaperi/Cover paper: Maxigloss 200 g/m 2 Paperi/Paper: G-Print 115 g/m 2 Levikki/Circulation: Painopaikka/Printed by Erweko Oy

4 Fulbright Center Grants to the United States 20 More detailed list at ASLA-Fulbright Research Grants for Senior Scholars ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Grants Björn, Piia Koskimaa, Vesa Antikainen, Aku San Education Political Science Physics University of Jyväskylä University of Tampere Tampere University of Technology Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN University of Houston, TX University of Rochester, NY Cost-shared with the University of Cost-shared with the University of Jyväskylä Tampere Broas, Mikael ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Ambassadorial Engineering Awardee 2013 Marttinen, Aleksi Aalto University Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology, Kirkkopelto, Esa Aalto University Atlanta, GA Theater University of the Arts Helsinki, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grants Theatre Academy Cost-shared with Aalto University Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD Cheas, Kirsi-Mari Cost-shared with the Theatre Academy Siitonen, Ari Communications Medicine University of Helsinki Lehtimäki, Hanna University of Oulu New York University, NY Business Administration National Institute of Health, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Bethesda, MD Eskola, Jyri George Mason University, Fairfax, VA Cost-shared with the University of Oulu Architecture Cost-shared with the University of Aalto University Eastern Finland, Kuopio Tawah, Sanna Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Anthropology Cost-shared with Aalto University Lönnberg, Tuomas University of Jyväskylä Chemistry Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Haara, Heikki University of Turku Cost-shared with the University of History Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD Jyväskylä University of Helsinki Cost-shared with the University of Turku ASLA-Fulbright Research Grants for Junior Scholars ASLA-Fulbright Mid-Career Professional Development Grant University of California, Berkeley, CA Cost-shared with the University of Helsinki Lampinen, Johanna Hämäläinen, Joonas Heikkilä, Pauli Business Administration Economics History American Red Cross National University of Turku University of Tartu Headquarters, Washington, DC Princeton University, NJ Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA Cost-shared with the University of Turku and University of Minnesota, MN Mäenpää, Teemu Education Takkinen, Jaakko Herrala, Meri Vaasa Vocational Institute Religious Studies Political History Central Piedmont Community University of Helsinki University of Helsinki College, Matthews, NC and South University of California, Georgetown University, Washington, DC Central College, North Mankato, MN Santa Barbara, CA Piippo, Irina Anthropology Distinguished Fulbright Awards In Teaching Vanhanen, Tero Literature University of Helsinki University of Helsinki University of Pennsylvania, Kallio, Maija University of California, Berkeley, CA Philadelphia, PA Tiirismaa School, Lahti Fulbright-Schuman Research Grants University of Maryland, College Park Vasko, Petra Chemistry Rahikka, Mikko University of Jyväskylä Pietilä, Päivi Helsingin yhteislyseo University of California, Davis, CA Linguistics University of Maryland, College Park Cost-shared with the University of University of Turku Jyväskylä City University of New York, NY Ritvanen, Inka Myllypuro School University of Maryland, College Park 4

5 Francisco, CA UC Berkeley UC Davis Stanford U Santa Barbara, CA UC Santa Barbara San Diego, CA UC San Diego U of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN North Mankato, MN South Central C Madison, WI U of Wisconsin Manha an, KS Kansas State University Ann Arbor, MI U of Michigan Bloomington, IN Indiana U, Bloomington Nashville, TN Vanderbilt U Charlo e, NC Central Piedmont CC Atlanta, GA Georgia Institute of Technology Brandeis U Harvard U Boston and Waltham, MA Worcester, MA Amherst, NY Rochester, NY Daemen C U of Rochester New Haven, CT New York, NY Princeton and Philadelphia, PA New Brunswick, NJ Bal more, MD Princeton Washinton, D.C. Rutgers American National Red Cross Gallaudet U Worcester Georgia Mason U Worcester Polytechnic National Institute of Health Institute U of Maryland College Park New Haven Yale U New York Columbia U CUNY New York U Philadephia The U of the Arts U of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School Vuolajärvi, Niina Sociology University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu and University of Helsinki Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ Houston, TX U of Houston Sarasota, FL Ringling College of Art and Design Baltimore Johns Hopkins U Fulbright Finnish Language and Culture Teaching Assistants Räsänen, Elisa Literature University of Jyväskylä Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Soikkeli, Katja Finnish Language and Literature University of Helsinki University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Nuutinen, Olga Deaf Studies University of Jyväskylä Gallaudet University, Washington, DC Ruohonen, Aki Aerospace Engineering University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK University of California, San Diego, CA Fulbright Center Partnership Awards for Undergraduate Students Juutinen, Jasmin Fulbright Center s Undergraduate Grant Illustration Ringling College of Arts and Design, Sarasota, FL Karjalainen, Joonas Fulbright Center s Undergraduate Grant Environmental Engineering Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD Virtanen, Aija Finnish Language and Literature University of Jyväskylä University of California, Berkeley, CA Yliniemi, Veera Finnish Language and Literature University of Helsinki University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI Fulbright Center s Undergraduate Grants Hakanpää, Milena International Relations United World College Costa Rica Brandeis University, Waltham, MA Lundstedt, Jussi Economics Turku International School University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA Kurki, Niina Economics and Communications Ressu Upper Secondary School Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship Summer Institutes for European Student Leaders Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS To be selected in early 2014 Fulbright Center Renewal Grants Häkkinen, Silja ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant Chemical Engineering Columbia University, NY Saajola, Ninni Fulbright Center s Undergraduate Grant Writing for Film and Television The University of Arts in Philadelphia, PA Salminen, Elina ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant Archeology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Salo, Janne Fulbright Center s Undergraduate Grant Art History Yale University, New Haven, CT 5

6 Stipendiaatit Miten Fulbright-stipendiaatit valitaan? Stipendit graduate-tason opintoihin Yhdysvaltoihin Fulbright Centerin graduate-stipendeillä tuetaan koko maisterin- tai tohtorintutkinnon tai yhden lukuvuoden kestävien, määräaikaisten opintojen, kuten kurssien tai tutkimuksen suorittamista Yhdysvalloissa. Graduate-opintoja Yhdysvalloissa suunnittelevat opiskelijat hakevat Fulbright-stipendiä yli vuosi ennen suunniteltua opintojen aloittamista yhdysvaltalaisessa yliopistossa. Ennen stipendihakemuksensa jättämistä hakijat ovat alustavasti kartoittaneet itselleen parhaiten soveltuvia yliopistoja. Ehdokkaiden ei edellytetä kuitenkaan vahvistaneen isäntäyliopistopaikkaansa ennen stipendin hakua. Lue artikkeli kokonaisuudessaan osoitteessa stipendiohjelmat-maisteri-jatohtoritason-opintoihin-jatutkimukseen/asla-fulbrightgraduate-grants/valintaprosessi Fulbright-orientaatiossa stipendiaatteja valmennetaan yliopistopaikan valinnassa, hakumenetelmissä ja paikan vahvistamisessa. Fulbright-stipendiohjelma on suunnattu monenlaisille ihmisille. Ohjelmaan ei haeta ainoastaan akateemiselle uralle suuntaavia tutkijoita, vaan myös yhteiskunnan eri aloille sijoittuvia oman alansa asiantuntijoita. Hakemusten tekninen tarkastus Hakemusten arviointi alkaa teknisellä tarkastuksella: tällä varmistetaan hakijan täyttävän hakuohjeissa ilmoitetut vähimmäishakuehdot ja hakemuksen sisältävän vaadittavat asiakirjat. Ohjelmassa ei ole kiintiöitä tiettyjen tieteenalojen tai maantieteellisten alueiden hakijoille. Stipendit myönnetään arvioinneissa parhaiten menestyville ehdokkaille alasta tai opiskelupaikasta riippumatta. Ainoastaan määräaikaan mennessä saapuneet, kaikki asiakirjat sisältävät hakemukset otetaan valinnoissa huomion....jatkuu verkossa. Yhdysvaltalaisprofessoreiden neuvo uusille Fulbright-stipendiaateille: Älä valitse yliopistoa pelkän nimen perusteella Planning for the Fulbright Year Seminar for the Finnish Fulbright Graduate Students Program Monday :45 Coffee 9:00 Welcome & Introductions 9:20 Fulbright Center and Your Fulbright Network: What s in It for You? 9:50 The Roles and Responsibilities of the Fulbright Center and the Grantee During the Coming Year 10:15 Break 10:30 Admission Categories in a U.S. University 10:45 Choosing the Right Institution and Program 11:00 Panel Discussion: What Do Academic Departments Look for in an Applicant? The Student-Mentor Relationship 12:00 Lunch 13:00 Applying for a Degree Program (Degree & non-degree students) 13:00 Connecting with Your Academic Host (Visiting student researchers) 14:30 Coffee break 14:45 Financing Your Studies in the U.S.: Additional Funding Sources 15:15 Preparing for TOEFL and GRE Tests 16:00 Q&A Lukuvuoden ensimmäiset Fulbright Graduate -stipendiaatit. Takana (vas.) Stefan Baumeister, Matias Kalm, Paula Saari, Maija Mattila, Lotta Junnilainen, Jesse Lastunen, Matti Heinonen. Edessä (vas.) Antti Makkonen, Mila Oiva, Johan Munck af Rosenschöld, Eeva Siivonen, Emil Kurvinen. Fulbright Center valitsi syyskuussa ensimmäiset suomalaisstipendiaatit lukuvuodelle ja jo muutaman päivän kuluttua valinnasta 12 uutta maisteri- ja tohtoriopiskelijaa kokoontuivat Hakaniemeen ensimmäiseen valmennustilaisuuteen....jatkuu verkossa. Lue koko artikkeli osoitteessa stipendiaateille/orientaatiot/planning-fulbrightyear-2013 Orientaatiossa käsiteltyihin aiheisiin voi syventyä tutustumalla orientaatio-oppaaseen: 6

7 North American Studies The John Morton Center: New Directions for the Study of North America Rector emeritus Keijo Virtanen of the University of Turku introduced the new John Morton Center at the American Voices seminar in Turku. Finland and the United States share a long common history. In recognition of the influence of the United States throughout the world, it was proposed in 2011 that there should be an institute in Finland dedicated to the study of the United States. In spring 2012, with support from the University of Turku Foundation, a survey was drawn up charting teaching and research on the United States at Finnish universities. This survey revealed that although both teaching and research are fairly active on American topics, the field is fragmented. At present, there is no single institution in Finland dedicated to carrying out teaching and research on the United States in a wide variety of fields; nor is there any institution regularly participating in public debate about the United States. In Turku, research into the United States has been actively pursued for many decades, and it would therefore seem appropriate to establish in Turku, in close association with the University, a national institute for the study of the United States. In August 2012, the Rector of the University appointed a commission to draw up plans for the funding, organization, and profile of a "US Institute" to be established in Turku. The members of the commission were Keijo Virtanen (Chair), Kristiina Helenius (AmCham Finland), Markku Henriksson (University of Helsinki), Risto Hiltunen (University of Turku), Auvo Kostiainen (University of Turku), Ossi V. Lindqvist (University of Eastern Finland), Ismo Söderling (Institute of Migration), Tapani Vaahtoranta (Uongozi Institute, Dar-es-Salaam), Jukka Valtasaari (The League of Finnish-American Societies) and Jarmo Virmavirta (Finland Society), with Markus Kantola and Kimmo Elo (University of Turku) as Executive Secretaries. We also consulted with experts on American Studies, including Terhi Mölsä, Executive Director of the Fulbright Center. We presented the implementation plan and the draft for the statutes of the Institute to the Rector in May, We recommended the establishment in association with the University of Turku of an institute dedicated to research and teaching on North America, and suggested that its name should be the John Morton Center for North American Studies (John Morton -keskus). John Morton ( ) was a Finnish-American signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence in During his lifetime, John Morton held many important public offices in colonial Pennsylvania. Morton's great grandfather was Finnish and settled the New Sweden Colony on the Delaware River in the middle of the 17th century. Morton's mother as well as his wife also had family ties to Finland. The purpose of the John Morton Center is to carry out high-quality research and to promote a better understanding of North America both among the general public and among decision makers, within Finland and internationally. The Center will offer training for researchers, and other teaching; will participate in public debate; and will offer assistance and support to Finnish decision makers. The Center should be a forum for academic and civic debate and dialogue, functioning as a link between the academic community, civic society, and the corporate world. The task of its researchers is to explore the ways in which the Unites States and Canada have influenced and continue to influence developments in Finland and the rest of the world, with a particular focus on the politics, economy, culture, history, and international relations of North American societies. How all this can be achieved remains to be seen in the years to come. The crucial prerequisite for the establishment of the Center is a functional and adequately broad-based funding model. Funding needs to be sought for from the widest possible spread of potential sources, with the first approaches being made to local government, the corporate sector, and private foundations both within Finland and abroad. Over the next few years, the goal will be to obtain Finnish government funding for the Center's core budget. Launchphase funding for the Center has been promised by the City of Turku, the University of Turku Foundation, and the University of Turku. The actual starting date of the Center is January 1, The Executive Board and the Chair of the Supervisory Council were appointed by the Rector of the University of Turku in November, The other members of the Supervisory Council should be appointed over the course of the fall of 2013 and early The public application period for appointing the first Director and the Research Coordinator ends on December 20, As Ambassador Jukka Valtasaari, who is also the first Chair of the Supervisory Council of the John Morton Center, has pointed out, the Center will carry out broad-based research, thereby enhancing understanding of American politics, economy, and ways of life in Finland as well as awareness of Finland in the United States. Active participation in public discussion by those involved with the Center will contribute to bringing North America to its rightful place in Finnish political and other discourse. This is a task of national importance for the Center. Keijo Virtanen Rector Emeritus and Professor of Cultural History, University of Turku. Fulbright Researcher, University of Michigan The article is based on Keijo Virtanen's address at Fulbright's annual American Voices Seminar on October 12, 2013 at the University of Turku. 7

8 From Alumni Bridging Disciplinary Divides: The Finnish Model at Work Within higher education, there is both the high aspiration and often elusive goal of bridging the divide between two or more academic disciplines. There are various terms for this interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary seem to be the most common. Although each term has a slightly different meaning, there are common ways that outcomes are pursued at colleges and universities. These include joint degree programs, joint or courtesy faculty appointments, team teaching, crossregistered courses and collaborative research projects. Moreover, as areas of inquiry require multiple perspectives, there is considerable interest in making educational institutions more open to broader approaches for teaching and research. A principal interest of mine broadband development is a case in point. OECD countries, including Finland and the United States, have previously agreed upon key areas of broadband policies, which have been incorporated into National Broadband Plans (NBPs). There has been continued growth in demand for broadband services, at a time when many other sectors experienced a decline. Some governments injected funds, either directly or through support for loans, to help the geographic expansion of broadband access networks, the upgrading of existing networks to higher speeds and also through measures to encourage adoption among social and economic groups with limited use of broadband. Governments assessed these interventions based on their costs, benefits and effects on markets. The provision of broadband to schools and universities also is important in many NBPs, especially where there are high costs in reaching schools in remote areas and where commercial offerings are limited. In such cases, a school may act as an anchor for an optical fibre connection and may offer outof-hours use to those without their own broadband access. One of the significant challenges in crafting NBPs has been to devise policies that overcome the barriers to broadband adoption for those with no experience of computers, perhaps lacking in digital literacy and who may see no reason to use broadband. This has required governments to develop a range of new programs and interventions to complement the technological and economic measures for broadband infrastructure provision. In short, Finland, the US and over 50 other countries are developing new digital ecosystems that require those studying and teaching about them to view Broadband through multiple disciplinary lenses-- technology, economics, political science, social research and policy, and law and regulation are at the core. Among the questions that flow from a broad analysis of this area are: What are the cost-benefit tradeoffs of fixed wired broadband and mobile wireless broadband? How have governments engaged in co-ordination between ministries and agencies, and with other stakeholders? How have investments in broadband as an economic stimulus, together with the economic effects of broadband access, been measured? What is the impact of broadband access for educational and research establishments? How quickly can high-speed broadband be extended to rural and remote areas? Can broadband utilization be increased through greater digital literacy? How effective are e-government and e-health initiatives and how can they be improved? My appointment last year as the Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies was especially useful because it enabled me to experience first-hand how different disciplines are eager to speak with each other because they recognize that broadband development requires more analytic horsepower than any single discipline can offer. While based in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki, for example, I was able to develop productive professional relationships with colleagues at the Faculty of Law. A short ride to Espoo brought me in contact with professors and graduate students in the Department of Communications and Networking at Aalto University, and with various executives at the Nokia Corporation. This fluidity in disciplinary boundaries holds much promise for broadband development, with Finland as a leading model for what our digital future may look like. Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for all its citizens, entitling them to a one megabit per second broadband connection now, with a 100-Mbit/s connection to become a right by the end of Broadband access now is included in basic communication services, such as telephone or postal services. And an estimated 95 per cent of Finland s population of around 5.3 million already is online. My time in Finland also afforded me the opportunity to see how well individuals with different disciplinary backgrounds can work together, and how productive this approach can be when it creates a whole larger than the sum of its parts. This is a larger lesson that should interest American academe writ large. Breaking down disciplinary barriers is one way to go, but I have learned that promoting an academic culture which welcomes multiple contributors also is important to translate a concept into something that works in practice. I ll be back for sure both to see how broadband development in the living laboratory of Finland is progressing, and to develop ideas about fostering stronger interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary relationships between Finland and the United States. Stuart N. Brotman teaches at Harvard Law School. During the academic year, he served as the Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies at the University of Helsinki. Just recently he was a nominee for the 2013 World Technology Awards. 8

9 The Strengthening and Widening of a Finnish-American Network My decade long engagement with Finland and the Fulbright Commission is an extraordinary example of an academic and social exchange network. Experiences and interactions with Finnish colleagues have generated new ideas and exchanges of valuable information, enriched academic careers, cultivated friendships and opened up multiple circles of collaboration and opportunity. Beginnings of a network Dr. Liisa Husu, previously of the University of Helsinki, and I participated together on panels at several international conferences. As a result of this interaction, in 2004 I asked her to contribute to a book, Women, Universities and Change: Gender Equality in the European Union and the United States. As I read, reread and edited her work on the University of Helsinki and Finnish universities I gained greater understanding and respect for the social and political values and culture of Finland that enabled wider access and more equality than most countries. So, when my daughter, Mary Kathryn Sagaria, was exploring options for a student Fulbright I suggested she look at Finland. Development of an intergenerational network When Mary Kathryn traveled to Finland to begin her Fulbright studying International Development at the University of Helsinki in August 2006, Executive Director Terhi Mölsä graciously invited me to sit in the American grantees orientation. There I met the superb staff at the Fulbright Center and learned more about the research processes and structures of the country. A couple of years later, as a Fulbright Scholar in Austria, I had the good fortune of visiting the Helsinki Collegium as a Fulbright Intercountry grant awardee. While giving a seminar and observing a focus group of academic women in Helsinki I met leading Finnish social scientists whom I connected with my Austrian colleagues. Mary Ann Danowitz (center in the back) visited Finland and the Fulbright Center in the spring of 2013 with a North Carolina State University delegation. Widening networks During an exchange with Dr. Leasa Weimer (American Fulbright student to Finland, ) in 2011, I learned that Dr. Johanna Hakala, (Finnish Fulbright Mid-career Grantee 2013) would be going to North Carolina State University, where I would soon be a professor and Head of the Department of Leadership, Policy and Adult and Higher Education. Johanna and I met on SKYPE where we agreed that I would co-host her along with our provost, Dr. Betsy Brown. This enabled Dr. Hakala to develop insights about our strategies for increasing university research activity from both the macro university level and micro level---my department, where she could immerse herself in the daily academic work culture and grant development processes. Dr. Hakala was an admirable Finnish ambassador at North Carolina State University. She offered new understandings and insights about Finnish higher education by lecturing in my Internalization of Higher Education graduate level course and participating in a predeparture orientation for a delegation of North Carolina State University faculty researchers I would lead to Finland. Facilitating new networks My trip to Finland with eight US colleagues in April, 2013 is already strengthening and widening Finnish-American networks. First, several new bilateral collaborative research projects are taking hold with colleagues from the Universities of Helsinki, Jyväskylä and Tampere and North Carolina State. Second, our last appointment before returning to the US was at the Fulbright Center in Helsinki. There we learned and saw firsthand the possibilities of the global Fulbright program through The responsibilities of a Fulbrighter never end. We must continuously strive to engage and extend our global synergetic network of scholars and leaders. a Finnish lens; an especially rare privilege for US faculty members. Our time at the Center was transformative and already two of the Americans are preparing Fulbright grant applications. I have gained immensely from this network. I now see each new international connection in which I participate or facilitate as giving back to others as others have generously given to me. More importantly, I believe the responsibilities of a Fulbrighter never end. We must continuously strive to engage and extend our global synergetic network of scholars and leaders for these relationships and partnerships are one of our greatest hopes for addressing the pressing problems we share on both sides of the North Atlantic and around the globe. Mary Ann Danowitz Fulbright Scholar Indonesia, Fulbright Scholar Austria and Fulbright Finland Inter-country Grant recipient,

10 Teknologiateollisuuden 100-vuotissäätiö ja Fulbright Center Yhteistyöllä korkeatasoista koulutusta insinööritieteilijöille Fulbright Center on lähettänyt yhteistyökumppaninsa Teknologiateollisuuden 100-vuotissäätiön kanssa vuodesta 2007 lähtien 19 stipendiaattia Yhdysvaltoihin. Nykyisin Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland -ohjelman alumnit työskentelevät professoreina, apulaisprofessoreina ja tutkijoina niin Suomessa kuin ulkomaillakin. Kauteni on toistaiseksi kestänyt vasta vajaa kaksi kuukautta, mutta jo nyt voinee luotettavasti sanoa tämän olevan parasta, mitä minulle on ikinä tapahtunut. Säätiö perustettiin kymmenen vuotta sitten, vuoden 2003 lopussa, kun Teknologiateollisuus ry täytti sata vuotta. Teknologiateollisuuden 100-vuotissäätiön tarkoituksena on teknologiateollisuuden edustamien toimialojen osaamista, kehittämistä ja kilpailukykyä tukevan koulutuksen, tutkimuksen sekä alalle suotuisan ja innovatiivisen toimintaympäristön edistäminen. Yhteisstipendi Fulbright Centerin kanssa on yksi Säätiön tavoista tukea osaamista, kehittämistä ja kilpailukykyä. Yhteistyö palvelee Säätiön päämäärää yleisestikin kansainvälistymisen lisääntymiseksi, sanoo Säätiön asiamies Mervi Sibakov. Säätiö haluaa houkutella myös perinteisesti vähemmän liikkuvien tekniikan alojen opiskelijoita ja tutkijoita mukaan kansainväliseen vaihtoon. Sibakovin mukaan Fulbright-yhteistyö auttaa Säätiötä tarjoamaan erityisen lahjakkaille insinööritieteilijöille heidän kykyjään vastaavia paikkoja, joita ei aina löydy kotimaasta. Mahdollisuus korkeatasoiseen koulutukseen yhdysvaltalaisissa huippuyliopistoissa ja pääsy erittäin hyviin tutkimusryhmiin ei hyödytä pelkästään stipendiaatin omaa uraa vaan koituu myös yhteiskunnan hyväksi, Sibakov sanoo. Opiskelijat ja tutkijat tuovat Yhdysvalloista uusia suuntauksia ja ideoita kotimaahan ja nämä hyödyttävät myös teknologiateol lisuuden toimialaa. Yhteistyö Teknologiateollisuuden 100-vuotissäätiön kanssa on tärkeää myös Fulbright Centerille. Fulbrightohjelmaan haki aiemmin varsin vähän tekniikan alan opiskelijoita. Se heijasti yliopistoissamme yleisemminkin havaittua insinööritieteilijöiden vähäisempää kiinnostusta ulkomailla opiskelua kohtaan verrattuna monien muiden alojen opiskelijoihin. Keinoja kiinnostuksen lisäämiseksi pohdittiin yhdessä teknillisten yliopistojen rehtoreiden kanssa. Yhteistyön aloittaminen Teknologiateollisuuden 100-vuotissäätiön kanssa oli ratkaisevaa, sillä yhteisstipendin perustamisen jälkeen myös tekniikan alan opiskelijat ja tutkijat on saatu Fulbright-ohjelmaan mukaan, Fulbright Centerin toiminnanjohtaja Terhi Mölsä kertoo. Fulbright-Tehnology Industries of Finland -stipendiohjelman alumneista osa viimeistelee väitöskirjaa joko Yhdysvalloissa tai Suomessa, osa on työelämässä. Jukka-Pekka Onnela vietti lukuvuoden stipendiaattina Harvard Universityssä ja toimii nyt biostatistiikan apulaisprofessorina Harvardissa. Fulbright-kaudella on keskeinen osa uraani ajatellen, sillä ilman Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland -stipendiä en todennäköisesti olisi lähtenyt Yhdysvaltoihin ja sitä kautta päätynyt nykyiseen työhöni, Onnela toteaa. Yksi ensimmäisistä lähtijöistä, Antti Oulasvirta, vietti lukuvuoden University of California, Berkeleyssä post doc -tutkijana. Fulbright-stipendi oli uraani ajatellen hyvin tärkeä. Se on toki vaikuttanut positiivisesti ihan jo prestiisinsä takia; Fulbright ja Berkeley, jossa post doc -vuoden olin, tunnetaan molemmat hyvin myös Euroopassa. Hauissa tällä on paljon merkitystä. Minut palkattiin post doc -vuoden jälkeen Senior Researcheriksi HIITtiin (Helsinki Institute of Information Technology), jonka jälkeen vastaavaan asemaan Max 10

11 Fulbright Centerin yhteistyökumppanit Fulbright-stipendit jaetaan perinteisesti Säätytalolla. Vuoden 2012 juhlatilaisuudessa Teknologiateollisuuden 100-vuotissäätiön hallituksen puheenjohtaja, vuorineuvos Jorma Eloranta ja asiamies Mervi Sibakov sekä stipendiaatit Tuomas Haarnoja (ylh. vas., University of California, Berkeley) ja Tuukka Verho (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT). Tutkijavaihdon aikana pystyin olemaan päivittäisessä vuorovaikutuksessa alani huippututkijoiden kanssa. Planck instituuttiin Saksaan, Oulasvirta kertoo. Tätä nykyä hän johtaa Max Planckissa Human Computer Interaction (HCI) ryhmää. Oman kehittymiseni kannalta vuosi oli tärkeä, sillä tutustuin paremmin amerikkalaisen HCI-ryhmän toimintaan John Cannyn Berkeley Institute of Design:issa ja toin monia käytänteitä Suomeen ja Saksaan, Oulasvirta kertaa Fulbright-kautensa merkitystä. Myös muutama siellä tekemäni julkaisu on saanut mukavasti huomiota. Minulla on Yhdysvaltain vuodelta myös kontakteja, joihin olen edelleen yhteydessä, Oulasvirta sanoo. Maaliskuussa 2014 Oulasvirta siirtyy apulaisprofessoriksi Aalto-yliopistoon. Virpi Turkulainen vietti lukuvuoden Stanford Universityssä niin ikään post doc tutkijana. Tätä nykyä hän työskentelee Suomen Akatemian tutkijatohtorina Aalto-yliopiston Tuotantotalouden laitoksella. Fulbrightkausi oli urani kannalta loistava. Olin Stanfordissa ensiksi vuoden Fulbrighttutkijana ja sain sen jälkeen vielä lisärahoitusta Teknologiateollisuudelta ja jatkoin vaihtoani yhden lukukauden. Tutkijavaihdon aikana pystyin olemaan päivittäisessä vuorovaikutuksessa alani huippututkijoiden kanssa. Teimme yhdessä tutkimusta ja kirjoitimme tieteellisiä artikkeleita. Kävin paljon erilaisissa seminaareissa ja laajensin tietämystäni useilta eri aihealueilta. Lisäksi loin kauden aikana muiden vaihtotutkijoiden kanssa erittäin arvokkaita yhteistyösuhteita ja niistä on käynnistynyt uusia yhteisprojekteja, Turkulainen kertoo. Kauden aikana pystyin keskittymään lähes puhtaasti tutkimukseen, Turkulainen toteaa. Se on luonnollisesti näin urani alussa ollut erittäin tärkeää. Ilmapiiri Stanfordissa on kaiken kaikkiaan loistava ja nautin sekä ammatillisesti että muutenkin saadessani olla osa tätä huippuyliopistoa, Turkulainen sanoo. Tänä syksynä Yhdysvalloissa aloitti kaksi stipendiaattia. Aku Antikainen tekee optiikan alan tohtoriopintojaan University of Rochesterissa New Yorkissa. Oloni on kuin teinillä suosikkibändinsä backstagella näiden alallaan maailman kuuluisimpien professorien keskellä, Antikainen hehkuttaa. Antikaisen sanojen myötä toivotamme onnea ja menestystä kymmenvuotiaalle Teknologiateollisuuden 100-vuotissäätiölle: Kauteni on toistaiseksi kestänyt vasta vajaa kaksi kuukautta, mutta jo nyt voinee luotettavasti sanoa tämän olevan parasta, mitä minulle on ikinä tapahtunut. Teksti: Johanna Lahti, Fulbright Center Fulbright Technology Industries of Finland Grant -stipendiohjelmasta rahoitetaan stipendejä teknologiateollisuuden edustamien toimialojen kehitystä tukeviin maisteri- ja tohtoriopintoihin sekä tohtorintutkinnon jälkeiseen tutkimukseen Yhdysvalloissa USD suuruisen stipendin hakuaika lukuvuodelle päättyy opiskelijoille keväällä 2014 ja väitelleille tutkijoille syksyllä Lisätietoja: Karoliina Kokko, puh Fulbrightereiden matkassa Fulbrightereiden matkassa on sarja, jossa on seurattu vuoden ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant stipendiaattien, Linda Haapajärven (vas.) ja Silja Häkkisen valmistautumista Fulbright-vuoteensa ja stipendikauttaan Yhdysvalloissa. Sarjan viimeisessä osassa stipendiaatit tekevät yhteenvedon Fulbright-vuodesta ja pohtivat tulevaisuutta. Yhdysvaltain vuosi mahdollisti Haapajärvelle ja Häkkiselle paitsi tutkimuksen teon huippuyliopistossa, myös tilaisuuden monipuoliseen verkostoitumiseen. Pääsin hyvin laitoksen jäseneksi ja osallistumaan seminaareihin ja tapahtumiin sekä tapaamaan valtavan määrän mielenkiintoisia ihmisiä, kertoo Harvardissa sosiologian jatko-opintoja tehnyt Haapajärvi ja toteaa keskusteluiden ja kontaktien olleen parasta antia. Väitöskirjatutkijana aerosoli- ja ympäristöfysiikan alalla Columbia-yliopistossa ollut Häkkinen kertoo Fulbrightkauden luoneen perustan tulevalle yhteistyölle Columbiayliopiston ja Helsingin yliopiston välillä. Häkkinen kiittelee myös laajempia verkostoitumismahdollisuuksia: Sain tavata muita Fulbrightereita ympäri maailmaa New Yorkissa sekä muualla Yhdysvalloissa orientaatio- ja enrichment-seminaareissa. Seminaarimatkat tutustuttivat myös muiden kuin oman isäntäkaupungin elämään. Haapajärvi toimii parhaillaan vierailevana tutkijana Helsingin yliopistossa sosiologian laitoksella, Häkkinen jatkaa väitöskirjatyötään Yhdysvalloissa vielä toisen lukuvuoden: Tämän osittain mahdollisti Fulbright Centerin myöntämä Renewal Grant -stipendi, Häkkinen kertoo. Renewal-stipendiä voivat hakea kaikki Fulbright Centerin stipendiaatit, jotka jatkavat stipendivuotensa jälkeen samoja opintoja, joihin varsinainen stipendi myönnettiin. Lähitulevaisuudessa molemmilla on tähtäimessään tohtorin tutkinto. Palaan ensi syksynä Helsingin yliopistoon viimeistelemään jatko-opintoni ja kokoamaan väitöskirjani, joka koostuu tekemästäni tutkimuksesta Helsingin yliopistossa sekä Columbia-yliopistossa, Häkkinen kertoo suunnitelmistaan. 11

12 Henkilökuvassa alumni Tutkija Leasa Weimer ja asiantuntija Charles Mathies Korkeakoulututkimuksen asiantuntijoiksi Jyväskylään Yhdysvaltalaiset Leasa Weimer ja Charles Mathies ovat juuri sellaisia kansainvälisiä asiantuntijoita, joita suomalaiset yliopistot ja korkeakoulut haluavat. Pelkkä vilkaisu molempien ansioluetteloihin herättää kunnioitusta. Kumpikin on pitkälle koulutettu ja kansainvälinen korkea-asteen koulutukseen erikoistunut tutkijatohtori. Pariskunnan toi alunperin Suomeen Fulbright-stipendi ja he ovat asuneet maassa syksystä 2011 lähtien. Kiinnostus korkea-asteen koulutukseen heräsi opiskeluaikana Weimerin kiinnostus korkea-asteen koulutukseen heräsi jo opiskeluaikana hänen ollessaan oppilaskunta-aktiivina. Weimer työskenteli 10 vuotta erilaisissa suhdetoiminnan tehtävissä ennen hakeutumistaan maisteri- ja tohtoriopintoihin vuonna Sain työskennellä lukuisten eri sidosryhmien, kuten opiskelijoiden, alumnien ja vanhempien kanssa. Minulla oli loistavia mentoreita, jotka kannustivat jatkamaan yliopistouralla. Kiinnostuin siitä, miten yliopisto toimii koneistona. Jokainen yliopisto on erilainen, ja ala on jatkuvassa muutoksessa, Weimer kuvailee kiinnostustaan. Erasmus Munduksen ja Fulbrightin vertailua Erasmus Mundus -maisteriopiskelijana Weimerin reitti kulki Norjan, Portugalin ja Suomen halki. Lopputyössään Weimer vertasi Fulbrightin ja Erasmus Munduksen eroja: millainen historia näillä eri-ikäisillä ohjelmilla on ja miten ne ovat päässeet nykyiseen asemaansa. Asiakirjojen teoreettinen analysointi osoitti, että Fulbrightin syntyyn liittyy myös onnellista sattumaa. Sotien jälkeen Yhdysvalloilla oli ympäri Eurooppaa paljon sotatarvikkeita, joita se ei voinut kuljettaa takaisin. Fulbright ideoi, että tarvikkeet myydään Euroopassa. Tällä rahoitettiin koulutusvaihtoa. Vuonna 2004 käynnistynyt Erasmus Mundus kehitettiin puolestaan nostamaan eurooppalaisen korkea-asteen koulutuksen tasoa ja houkuttelemaan kansainvälisiä opiskelijoita. Paljon puhututtavat yliopistojen lukukausimaksut Kipinä Suomea kohti jäi kytemään. Aloitettuaan tohtoriopintonsa Georgian yliopistossa Weimer päätyikin hakeutumaan takaisin Suomeen, Jyväskylään. Väitöskirjassaan Weimer käsitteli yhtä tämän hetken kuumimmista aiheista: yliopistojen lukukausimaksuja. Weimer kiinnostui aiheesta jo vuonna 2007 opiskellessaan Tampereella osana Erasmus-maisteriohjelmaa. Siellä väiteltiin paljon siitä, pitäisikö kansainvälisiltä opiskelijoilta periä lukukausimaksuja. Kiinnostuin aiheesta, ja jatkoin sen seuraamista Yhdysvalloista käsin. Kun yliopistolakia uudistettiin vuonna 2009, ehdotin aihetta amerikkalaiselle väitöskirjaohjaajalleni. Weimer valittiin Fulbright- 12

13 Henkilökuvassa alumni stipendiaatiksi ja hän sai keskittyä tutkimukseen yhdeksän kuukauden ajan. Ylioppilaskuntien voimas rooli yllätti minut. Ylioppilaskunnat vastustavat eniten lukukausimaksuja. Tilanne on mielenkiintoinen, sillä moni tulevaisuuden johtaja kasvaa rooliinsa nimenomaan ylioppilaskunnassa. Samasta syystä moni poliitikko on helposti samaa mieltä ylioppilaskuntien kanssa. Weimer näkisi lukukausimaksuttoman vaihtoehdon Suomen kannalta hyvänä. Hän ei kuitenkaan usko, että malli kestää. Suomi on taipuvainen nyökyttelemään sekä muiden EU-maiden että Pohjoismaiden kehitykselle. Talo myyntiin ja Suomeen Mathiesin kiinnostus korkea-asteen koulutukseen juontaa juurensa lapsuudesta. Kasvoin kampuksella. Äitini lapsivesi meni, kun hän oli tilastotieteen kurssilla tohtoriopiskelijana. Ja minä teen tilastotiedettä työkseni. Puhumme äitini kanssa nykyäänkin puhelimessa korkea-asteen koulutuksesta, Mathies nauraa. Mathiesille tulo Suomeen merkitsi kaikin puolin hyppyä tuntemattomaan. Suhde Weimerin kanssa oli vielä tuore, mutta mies lopetti kokopäiväisen työnsä, myi talonsa ja autonsa ja lähti ennakkoluulottomasti rakkaansa matkaan asumaan ensimmäistä kertaa ulkomailla. Riskinotto kannatti, sillä Jyväskylän yliopisto palkkasi Mathiesin osa-aikaiseksi erityisasiantuntijaksi. Suomessaan ollessaan pariskunta myös avioitui. Aloin olla myös lähellä loppuun palamista, sillä työskentelin Amerikassa tuntia viikossa. Kaipasin uutta näkökulmaa. Yliopiston sisäistä analysointia Mathies on keskittynyt yliopistojen analysoimiseen organisaation sisältä. Juuri tämä erityisosaaminen auttoi Mathiesia saamaan asiantuntijan tehtävän Jyväskylän yliopistosta. Institutional Research -nimellä tunnettu tutkimusala on Suomen yliopistoissa vielä uutta. Institutional Research tuli Pohjois- Amerikkaan vuotta sitten. Ideana on tutkia yliopistoja sisältä käsin ja tarjota johdolle työkaluja strategiseen päätöksentekoon. Mathiesin vastuulla on luoda Jyväskylän yliopistoon toimivat sisäisen tutkimuksen käytännöt: tehdä yliopistosta tehokkaampi kaikilla mittareilla. Tämä on ollut entistä keskeisempää vuoden 2010 voimaan tulleen yliopistouudistuksen jälkeen. Aiemmin yliopistojen ei tarvinnut tehdä juuri mitään itse. Yliopistolain uudistuksen jälkeen yliopistot joutuvat olemaan aktiivisempia. Myös kilpailu on kiristymässä. Uusi rahoitusmalli korostaa lopputuotoksia, ja toimintaa täytyy tehostaa. Tietojärjestelmien kehittäminen on ollut aivan keskeistä parin ensimmäisen vuoden aikana. Järjestelmistä piti luoda sellaiset, että saamme analysoitavaa tietoa strategisen päätöksenteon tueksi. Aiemmin yliopistolla ei ollut tarpeeksi tietoa esimerkiksi siitä, miten opiskelijat edistyvät opinnoissaan. Äitiyspakkaus ja muita hyvinvointivaltion ihmeellisyyksiä Työkiireiden lisäksi Weimer ja Mathies elävät muutenkin ruuhkavuosiaan. Heille syntyi kesäkuussa Aspen-tytär, mikä on tuonut Suomessa asumiseen aivan uuden näkökulman. Ilmainen terveydenhuolto äitiyspakkauksineen, pitkä äitiysvapaa ja muut suomalaisen hyvinvointivaltion edut saavat molemmilta kiitosta. Ero Amerikkaan on selkeä. Myös Aspen on nukkunut öitään äitiyspakkauslaatikossa, Mathies hymyilee. Yksi ihmetyksen aihe oli tutkijan paikan saaminen Jyväskylän yliopistosta, Student Life - ohjelman tutkimusryhmässä. Tämä tapahtui pari kuukautta ennen laskettua aikaa, ja olen nyt yhdeksän kuukauden äitiysvapaalla. Näin ei ikinä tapahtuisi Yhdysvalloissa, sillä siellä raskaana olevia naisia yleensä syrjitään. Äitiysvapaa saa Weimerin tuntemaan jopa katkeransuloisia tuntemuksia. Se on samaan aikaan sekä kirous että etuoikeus. Myös kirous, sillä osa minusta on amerikkalaisen mallin mukaisesti tottunut työskentelemään ja tavoittelemaan koko ajan jotakin. Aivan toimettomana Weimer ei pysy äitiyslomallakaan. Hän on Erasmus Mundus opiskelija- ja alumniyhdistyksen johtaja sekä Fulbright Centerin alumniyhdistyksen hallituksen jäsen Suomessa. Kohti korkeakoulumaailman johtotehtäviä Minulla ei ole yksittäistä tavoitetta uraani koskien. Voisin olla korkeissa Leasa Weimer valmisteli väitöskirjaansa suomalaisten yliopistojen lukukausimaksuista Fulbright-stipendillä vuonna hallintotehtävissä amerikkalaisessa tai kansainvälisessä yliopistossa. Myös johtotehtävät esimerkiksi alumniasioiden parissa kiinnostavat. Haluaisin jatkaa myös tutkimusta, Weimer toteaa. Mathies uskoo niinikään jatkavansa työtään ja tutkimustaan korkea-asteen koulutuksen parissa. Onko myös arkenne täynnä korkeaasteen koulutusta? Tämä on hyvä aihe illallispöytään, molemmat vitsailevat, mutta vakavoituvat: Kun toiselta pyytää palautetta, saa oikeasti hyvää ja rakentavaa palautetta. Riittääkö aika muuhun ja miltä Suomi maistuu? Harrastan ja opetan joogaa. Tätä on äitiysloman aikana ikävä. Molemmat pidämme matkustamisesta ja muihin kulttuureihin sukeltamisesta. Ja rakastamme suomalaista talvea, Weimer toteaa. Myös Mathies korostaa viihtyvänsä hyvin Suomessa. Läheisyys luontoon viehättää. Täällä asiat ovat myös järjestyksessä. Mathies suunnittelee jopa jään ylitse luistelemista töihin. Aion ehdottomasti tehdä sen, sillä pääsen melkein ovelta ovelle luistimilla. Mikä mahdollisuus! Teksti ja kuvat: Heidi Lehmuskumpu 13

14 An International Vision Newly-appointed University of Helsinki Rector and Fulbright alumnus Jukka Kola talks about the value of the Fulbright program, his view of Finland s international future, and preparing to celebrate the 375 th birthday of Finland s oldest university. 14 Photo: University of Helsinki / Linda Tammisto Fresh from welcoming almost two hundred new international researchers to the University of Helsinki, Professor Jukka Kola speaks enthusiastically about his new role as Rector, to which he was formally appointed in August of this year. A professor of agricultural policy and economics who comes from a farming family, Kola has built a long and successful career as a researcher, as well as a highly-regarded university teacher and administrator at the University of Helsinki. Kola served as Dean and Vice-Rector before being chosen for the top spot at Finland s top university earlier this year. Now starting his five-year term of office, Kola says he has an ambitious vision for the future of the university, that of an international research institution amongst the best in the world.

15 Alumni in Focus The University of Helsinki is in the to come and work here, and because of top 100 worldwide, but we re aiming at our ageing population, we are going to the top 50. The new members of staff need even more in future. Universities I spoke to this morning are excellent have a role to play, as we already attract examples of international talent who a lot of international talent. One of the have chosen to come to Finland to con- big challenges we now face is encoura- tinue their careers, and they re already ging students to stay on after they have fulfilling our strategy, he explains. Apart from high quality science and education, it s not easy to generalise the reasons behind Helsinki s increasing popularity, says Kola. Some people come because of family or romance, but for many others Finland is an attractive place to live and work. Nowadays if you are a stable, safe and secure country it matters more and more. This hasn t been a marketing issue for Finland in the past, but now it s quite decisive, es- graduated. However, universities cannot do this alone, says Kola. We also need the cooperation of other organisations, particularly employers. Sometimes there is an expectation that foreigners will be ready-made workers who are completely integrated into Finnish culture, but that s unrealistic. I would like to see more companies and organisations offering the possibility to work in English, and to taking into account that people Photo: University of Helsinki / Ari Aalto pecially when you look at other European countries that are suffering the effects of the financial crisis, particularly in youth employment. At the moment, approximately ten per cent of the university s most senior professors are international, rising to a figure of twenty per cent across the whole academic staff. Of course, a greater percentage of international staff means the university scores figures more prominently in the global rankings. However, Kola calls improved rankings a side effect of the broader vision for the university he and his colleagues are working to develop. Rankings are not the objective, but rather come from different cultures. We need more flexibility, more freedom. Finland has been successful creating a society where it s good to live, but we can still make it easier for international people to adjust to living here. Universities also have a role to play in developing international research and knowledge transfer, Kola suggests, noting successful collaborations with partners such as the Finnish Fulbright Center and the US Embassy in Helsinki, led by Ambassador Bruce J. Oreck. The US Ambassador has been very active and supportive. He helped to organize common activities with the university library, signing a new agreement with In the past, a lot of Finns went to the States during their university studies, but this has diminished to some extent since Finland joined the EU. If we didn t have Fulbright, the focus would now be even stronger on Europe. the evidence of work already well done. the University of Helsinki in 2010 for We need to ask ourselves, are we access to the Embassy s collection of tem, due to its reputation as being in the advancing science and new knowledge, books and other materials through the top three worldwide. Kola attributes or just rankings? I believe that having American Resource Center. The ARC this in part to Finland s teacher-centric a community of international staff and moved to Helsinki University s Main education policy. All teachers are edu- students improves the quality of our Library in We ve also worked to- cated to at least Master s-level, and it s a research and teaching. It brings new gether on seminars about politics, cul- highly respected profession in Finland. ideas, new points of view, and more ture and industry. There s also a lot of freedom for teach- open-minded thinking. Finland is a Kola adds that Finnish scientists ing staff at all three levels of education. small country, and we need new ideas have also contributed expertise on Of course they have to meet curricular to challenge us. We want to attract more energy-saving and environmental is- goals within certain budget constraints, international people at all levels, not sues for the US Embassy s new Inno- but how they make those goals happen only academics, but also the infrastruc- vation Center in Helsinki one of the is up to them. ture that supports them administra- most energy efficient buildings in the Kola feels passionately about equa- tion, decision making, fund-raising and Department of State s portfolio. We lity of educational opportunities, and so on. Hiring a consulting firm to do this have a lot of know-how in green and prior to his appointment as rector, he isn t as effective as integrating someo- clean technologies in Finland, says worked as part of Finland s Council for ne into the permanent staff this has Kola, This is an economic area that will Lifelong Learning, which aims to enable much longer-term impact. become increasingly important for us in people from all walks of life and all ages Working Towards a More International Society future. Finnish educational institutions have much to offer to international to access learning opportunities. This inclusive educational philosophy also means encouraging students to expand Kola says that this need for interna- partners, Kola suggests, including sha- their horizons through opportunities tionalisation is not limited to Finland s ring knowledge and expertise regarding such as the Fulbright program. If you higher education. Finland should also Finland s highly-respected education go to study abroad you have to make be much more international. At the system. In recent years, especially in some sacrifices, but these are worth it. moment we don t have a very inter- the education sector, there has been a It can definitely help to develop your ca- national society, but we need people great deal of interest in our school sys- reer later on. 15

16 It s typical that when someone goes to a new place and enjoys it there, they come back home and talk about their experience. That s the best way to build a reputation, by enabling people to experience it for themselves, and then talk about it. Forging Links through Fulbright Kola, as a former Fulbright grantee, is convinced of the importance of the Fulbright program as part of his vision of internationalisation, and particularly for further strengthening Finnish- American relations. It s very important to have this kind of international exchange, and Fulbright is particularly significant as a point of connection with the US. In the past, a lot of Finns went to the States during their university studies, but this has diminished to some extent since Finland joined the EU. If we didn t have Fulbright, the focus would now be even stronger on Europe. Kola s own first experience of study abroad was in Canada, where he undertook practical farm training alongside several other Finnish students. It was really hard work, he recalls, smiling. We drove tractors and were involved hands-on in day to day farming tasks. Later, in the mid-1980s, he studied at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Of course, that s where Fulbright was from, and I can still remember his statue on the University Campus. Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas then. It was a really interesting time to be there. This early experience of study abroad something of a grass-roots effort, largely organized by the Finnish Agricultural students association Sampsa piqued Kola s interest in pursuing international study. In , he was awarded an ASLA-Fulbright scholarship to the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign, investigating agricultural economics and policy as part of his doctoral research project. Illinois was one of the possible partner institutions offered by Fulbright at the time, and it turned out to be an excellent opportunity for me, Kola explains. There were some young professors in agricultural economics working there, who had come from the University of Chicago one of the top economics universities in the world, with a lot of Nobel prize-winners on the faculty. These young professors and researchers at Illinois were eager to develop their research and ideas, and I felt like I had joined a very active and highquality research community. Part of an International Research Community The links Kola forged during his Fulbright year continue to this day. Kola has collaborated with former colleagues at the University of Illinois on joint articles and projects, and his own students benefit from contact with these international research networks. It led to a kind of community, he explains. When you meet interesting people, you follow where they go and see how they develop. That s the vision Kola has for international staff who visit the University of Helsinki. It s typical that when someone goes to a new place and enjoys it there, they come back home and talk about their experience. That s the best way to build a reputation, by enabling people to experience it for themselves, and then talk about it. This sense of community, Kola explains, is a characteristic of top-level universities, particularly those with a long tradition. At 373 years old, we fit nicely into that category, Kola says, Long term development is how you create universities; it cannot happen overnight. We want our university to be well known, and we want to continue telling our story not only within Finland but also around the world. Text: Louisa Gairn Lue Environmental Stewardship -stipendiaatin tarina verkossa Päivi Pirhonen vietti kesällä viisi viikkoa Kansas State Universityssä, missä hän osallistui Summer Institute for European Student Leaders on Environmental Stewardship -ohjelmaan. Kesän 2014 Summer Institute -stipendi tulee hakuun alkuvuodesta Tarkemmat tiedot julkaistaan Fulbright Centerin verkkosivulla. Lue Päivin kirjoitus Kesästipendiaattina Kansasista osoitteessa fi/stipendiohjelma-kandidaattitason-opintoihin/summer-institute/pirhonen. Suomalaisten opiskelijoiden määrä yhdysvaltalaisissa yliopistoissa kasvanut Yhdysvaltalaisissa korkeakouluissa opiskeli kaikkiaan 691 suomalaista lukuvuonna Lukumäärä on noin kahdeksan prosenttia edellisvuoden määrää (640) suurempi. Suomessa puolestaan opiskeli 256 yhdysvaltalaista lukuvuonna Tiedot käyvät ilmi kansainvälistä liikkuvuutta käsittelevästä Open Doors 2013 raportista, jonka on julkaissut yhdysvaltalainen Institute of International Education (IIE). Englanninkielinen lehdistötiedote Open Doors 2013 raportista on saatavilla osoitteessa 16

17 Canada Canadian Student Life With over ninety Canadian universities and even more colleges, it s a near impossible task to define what exactly is the quintessential Canadian student life experience. In a nutshell, Canadian student life is defined by the mere fact that there are differences among the different schools in Canada. Much like the pieces of a puzzle, there are no two schools alike. Below are just a few of the many possible realms for students to carve out their own experiences. In the end, your life at a Canadian university is the result of what you truly want. The sky is the limit and it s up to you to define how you want your four, five, or so years in Canada to be. City versus Town Sometimes, your experience as a student in Canada will be largely crafted and influenced by where your school is geographically located. Some towns are considered university towns due to the fact that a huge majority of its inhabitants for most of the year are students. These towns often have many services and stores catered largely for the student population. Bigger cities, on the other hand, are a different story. For example, Toronto is a city with over 187,000 students. But this number is miniscule in comparison to its total population of about 2.6 million people. Two other cities with a similar scene would be Vancouver and Montreal. In such cities, you are a student first, and whatever you choose to be. Your life as a student in these cities is not restricted or defined by campus borders. Oftentimes, students will find themselves falling into lifestyles that extend beyond the campus. Clubs, Councils, and Societies Getting involved with the different types of clubs, councils, and societies on campus is often as easy as writing down your contact information on a sign-up sheet. If you re looking for people who share the same interests as you, there s a very good chance that there will already be a student group for you. However, if that is not the case, it is pretty easy to set up and receive support for starting your own club. Many student unions will have money set aside for clubs; all you have to do is sort out the operating details of your club before receiving funding. Residence Life Many schools will give first-year students a guaranteed residence offer. Living on residence allows new students to immerse themselves in a community that cannot be replicated with living off-campus. For many, being able to live with other first-year students is a crucial factor in getting accustomed to living and studying in university. Since most students will have to move off-campus after their freshman year, living in residence is an excellent way to meet others and foster relationships with potential roommates. Plus, many communities in student housing will be lead by a residence advisor (RA). Your RA is an important figure in settling into the community. Oftentimes, if you have any pressing questions or inquiries, your RA will be the first person you get in touch with since they are always an upper year student with a strong understanding of how your school works. Volunteering Abroad Lately, the option of completing volunteer projects abroad has been a popular option for many university students. Similar with going on a study exchange, there are a number of services available for students to use in order to help simplify the overall process of arranging for volunteer trips abroad. There are a number of different organizations out there with the purpose of helping you plan your volunteer trip abroad. In the end, it s all about doing the research in selecting the right program for you. Sports Student athletics are an integral, but completely optional, part of being a student in Canada. This is often a concept that simply does not exist among European schools. In Canada, being both a participant and/or spectator is a great way of immersing yourself in school pride. The athletes who are chosen to represent a school in a particular sport are often referred to as varsity athletes. However, you do not have to be a stellar athlete in order to be active in sports. Intramural sports allow students of varying skill levels to participate in a variety of sports in a friendly, somewhat competitive manner. In many schools, the type of sports offered on an intramural may vary. You could expect your usual activities such as soccer and basketball, but then you might have more unconventional sports such as Quidditch a modified version of the same activity made popular through the Harry Potter series and flag football to name a few. More Information To learn more about the different ways to get involved, take a look at your prospective university. Information would often be organized under sections titled e.g. Campus Life or Get Involved. Below are several websites of interest: Association of Universities and Colleges Canada (AUCC) Maclean s On Campus blog education/ Citizen and Immigration Canada Text: Sophia Luu is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto and, as a part of her Hart House Exchange in Finland, she interned at the Fulbright Center during summer Photo: Hart House, a student activity center at the University of Toronto (wikipedia.org) 17

18 Highlight of the American Fall in Finland August arrival orientation marks the beginning of a Fulbright grant term for those American grantees, who arrive in Finland in late summer. After receiving their Kalevala, the Finnish national epic, upon completing the orientation, the grantees headed over to their Finnish host institutions around the country. State Secretary for the Minister of Education and Science Pilvi Torsti (left), Ambassador Bruce J. Oreck, and Executive Director Terhi Mölsä greeted Fulbright grantees and guests at the reception in honor of the Fulbright grantees hosted by Ambassador Oreck at the U.S. Embassy Innovation Center. The Department for Communications and Culture at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs hosted the final orientation day, which concentrated on Finnish society, economy, foreign policy and the Finnish language. Director General of Communication Mr. Jouni Mölsä welcomed Fulbright scholars and students and gave an overview of Finnish foreign policy. In mid-october Fulbrighters gathered in Turku at the American Voices seminar organized now for the 21st time. Since their fall arrival Fulbrighters have engaged themselves, in addition to their studies and research, in numerous activities giving talks and lectures at different events, and visiting interesting sites. Connecting and Networking at the Orientation I usually do not like orientations, a grantee began his feedback after the orientation in Helsinki, only to continue that, to his big surprise, he had immensely enjoyed the seminar and regretted that it was over! The orientation consisted of three and a half intense days, during which Fulbright scholars and students get to know each other and start networking with their hosts, Fulbright alumni, Fulbright Center s partners and friends, and many others. Furthermore, they get an introduction to Finnish education and science, economy, history, foreign policy, language as well as culture and communication styles. In addition to program arranged by the Fulbright Center, scholars and students are also hosted by the U.S. Embassy, the ASLA- Fulbright Alumni Association, Sibelius Senior Secondary School, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland as well as Ateneum, the National Art Museum. 18

19 Fulbrighters Turku In October, the American Fulbrighters came together for the annual American Voices seminar, organized in cooperation by the Fulbright Center and the University of Turku North American Studies Program. The two-day event in Turku was an opportunity to share and reflect on experiences in Finland with fellow Fulbrighters and with Fulbright Center staff, to do a bit of sightseeing in the historical city of Turku, and to gather for a wonderful dinner in a restaurant boat by the beautiful River Aura. During the seminar itself, each Ful- brighter presented on a topic of their own choosing to an audience of nearly a hundred students and faculty, with this year s presentations ranging from marching bands and fiddle music to toxic homes and alternative food practices. Fulbright student Marja Mundy noted that participating in the American Voices Seminar was a wonderful experience, especially because it gave all of us Fulbrighters an opportunity to gather. I enjoyed getting updates on everyone's work, life, and hearing them speak on topics that they feel passionately about - I learned so much about so many different things! The newly established John Morton Center, meant to become a Finnish hub for multidisciplinary research on North America, was introduced at the seminar by Rector emeritus Keijo Virtanen of the University of Turku, who led the planning committee for the center. More on page 7. Coordinator Janne Korkka of the North American Studies Program at the University of Turku thanked the Fulbrighters for a wonderful seminar. Once again, Fulbright visitors lend their expertise to create the high point of the season for the North American Studies Program. In the picture Korkka (left) with Fulbright student Marja Mundy. Executive Director Terhi Mölsä of the Fulbright Center (left) and Vice-Rector Tapio Reponen of the University of Turku opened the twenty-first American Voices seminar. Thanksgiving in Finland: Parliament and a Chocolate Factory...? The Fulbright Center traditionally arranges several enrichment events for the U.S. grantees around the time of American Thanksgiving. This year Thanksgiving in Finland included a visit to the Finnish Parliament and a chocolate factory. Guy Lindström, Deputy Director of the International department hosted Fulbrighters on their visit to the Parliament and introduced the Finnish Parliamentary system to the grantees. Fulbrighters also had an opportunity to hear an update on current affairs in EU matters during the lunch hosted by MP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Chair of the Grand Committee, which serves as Parliament s EU Committee. Mr. Rami Kurth took the group to follow the Plenary Session and gave an informative guided tour of the Parliament House. A visit to Fazer s confectionary factory is a dream come true to anyone who likes chocolate and sweets. The dream came true to Fulbrighters on Thanksgiving Thursday when they visited the over 100 year-old company in Vantaa, watched informative and entertaining introductory films, were taken on a guided tour and above all, had a chance to eat as much chocolate as they liked! The Thanksgiving enrichment activities included also a visit to the museum of contemporary art, KIASMA, and a Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Fulbright Bicentennial Chair Frederick Wasser. Perhaps not your most traditional Thanksgiving but certainly something to talk about! 19

20 Alumni News ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association Anniversary The ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association's 60th Anniversary Year culminated at a celebration at the Korjaamo Culture Factory. The event was organized together with a longtime cooperation partner, the League of Finnish American Societies, which celebrated its 70th anniversary. Reception opened the evening, and continued with a concert by UMO jazz orchestra and an American artist Jamie Davis. In the photo, Ambassador Jukka Valtasaari, Chair of the LFAS and President of the ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association Marianna Sydänmaanlakka. FinnFest: Festival for Finnish Culture Lovers The Fulbright Center and alumni of the Finnish Fulbright program participated generously in the 2013 FinnFest held in Hancock, Michigan. There were over 5,000 people in attendance, and some 200 lectures, Sámi-themed programming, musical performances, films, exhibits, tours, events of various types, and a Tori marketplace with 100 vendors selling Finnish crafts, design items, books, CDs, and giving away information on Finnish education and Fulbright grant opportunities! Read the entire story and see the full list of Fulbright presenters and their topics at finnfest-festival-finnish-culture-lovers. Alumni Julene Johnson (left), Gerry and Margaret Schueman, promote Fulbright at the Fulbright Center Tori booth. Fulbright Arctic Workshop International Fulbright Arctic Workshop held at the Abisko Scientific Research Station in northern Sweden gathered together some of the world's brightest scientists focusing on resilience, climate change, governance, and security in the Arctic. The findings of the workshop Shaping Arctic Change through Conscious Choices will be summarized into a synthesis paper on the key issues identified as being necessary to shape Arctic change in a conscious and deliberate manner. The Finnish-American Fulbright program was represented by seven alumni and grantees (pictured above, left to right): Tim Frandy from the University of Wisconsin Madison (Fulbright in Finland ), Christopher Nelson (University of Oulu beginning 2014), Executive Director Terhi Mölsä from the Fulbright Center in Finland, Matt Ayres from Dartmouth College (Fulbright in Finland ), Sophia Albov from University of Montana and the University of Helsinki (Fulbright in Finland ), Amy Lauren Lovecraft from University of Alaska Fairbanks (Fulbright Inter-Country in Finland 2011), Paul Burgess from Tulane University (Fulbright in Finland ), and Bruce Forbes from the University of Lapland (Fulbright in Finland ). More information about the workshop at Photo: Lawrence Hislop 20

21 Connections Corner Fulbright grants open doors! People meet, make connections, and develop cooperations with lasting effect. Some connections are scholarly, some personal, and others of a business nature, possibilities are endless! A few of our grantees offer examples of their continuing cooperation. Kroc Fellow at National Public Radio Rae Ellen Bichell is a Kroc Fellow at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. During the one-year fellowship, she will report and produce stories for the web and for broadcast. Right now, she's contributing to NPR blogs, writing about everything from jeans to birds. Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award An International Look on National Libraries John Helling has published a book comparing varying national policies on public libraries: Public Libraries and their National Policies: International Case Studies. John s Fulbright project focused on Finnish national library policy as a model for best practices in the United States, and the book utilizes the work he completed during his time in Finland. Mid-Career Professional Development Grant, Helsinki City Library, Connecting in New York Kirsi Cheas and Päivi Pietilä, current Finnish Fulbrighters in New York City, were taken on an informal tour of the Tribeca neighborhood in Lower Manhattan and the waterfront by Cheryl J. Fish, Fulbright Lecturer, University of Tampere, 2007 and docent in the Department of World Cultures at University of Helsinki. Surprise Meeting with Mrs. Harriet Fulbright Sanna Ojanperä had the honor of meeting Mrs. Harriet Fulbright at the Finnish Embassy in Washington, D.C. during a Fulbright Embassy Reception. ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee American University Fighting Bullying Benjamin Alldritt is working on a startup company for bullying reporting and prevention in school with a team formed mostly with students from the Aalto University. The team is developing an application called BullySpot which aims to be an anonymous reporting application for use by children. The team is currently collecting votes for their application in a startup competition. See further information at www. bullyspot.co. Benjamin came to Finland in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program in 2010 and has lived in Finland since. U.S. Graduate Student Grantee, HAMK University of Applied Sciences Connecting in Helsinki In Helsinki, three Fulbright alumni came for whom Professor Jernvall served as a together for a minisymposium in developmental biology organized for the one- host during her Fulbright visit. hundredth birthday of enamel knot research and the fiftieth birthday of one of Fulbright U.S. Graduate Student Grantee, John Hunter, the leading researchers in the field, Professor Jukka Jernvall (on right) both Jukka Jernvall, University of Helsinki, anniversaries worth commemorating. ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Student Grantee, Speaking at the minisymposium were Stony Brook University, Professor John Hunter whose Fulbright Katherine MacCord, visit to Finland inspired Jernvall to in turn Fulbright-CIMO Graduate Student Grantee, visit the U.S., and Katherine MacCord University of Helsinki, Solo Exhibition in Pori Cherie Sampson s exhibition Puut Punalle, Maat Sinelle (Red the Trees & Green the Land) runs through January 19, 2014 at the Pori Art Museum, part of a series on international performance art I Perform, Therefore I am. Many of Cherie s works were created in Koli National Park in Eastern Finland. U.S. Graduate Student Grantee and Fulbright Scholar Grantee

22 News / Uutisia Appointment News from the Board The Fulbright Center welcomes Mr. Jeffrey K. Reneau who succeeds Mr. David McGuire on the Fulbright Center Board of Directors. Mr. Reneau is the Counselor for Press and Public Affairs at the American Embassy in Helsinki. In the December 2013 meeting, Mr. Reneau was elected as the Board Chair. Jeffrey Reneau arrived in Finland in November, He came from Kolkata, India where he was the Director of the Mr. Jeffrey K. Reneau American Center. Prior to his tour in India, he served at the United States Mission to the United Nations (USUN), as the Special Advisor to the U.S. Representative for UN Management and Reform, and Political Advisor to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN. Before his tenure at USUN, Mr. Reneau served as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of State. Earlier assignments include a one year term as Civilian Observer in the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai Peninsula, verifying Camp David Treaty limits, in addition to Political and Management tours at the U.S. Embassies in Japan and Belarus, respectively. Mr. Reneau studied International Education and Policy Administration at Harvard University, earning a Master s degree in Education. He received a Bachelor s degree in International Relations from Georgetown University. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Mr. McGuire for his dedicated service, and welcome Mr. Reneau to the Board. There are altogether eight Board members: four U.S. and four Finnish members. The U.S. members are appointed by the American Embassy and the Finnish members by the Ministry of Education and Culture. Alumni and Friends Value Fulbright Through Gifts to Grant Funds The Friends of Fulbright Finland Alumni Enrichment Fund has seen generous donations over the past months. Gifts have been received from our alumni as acknowledged here: Philip Alperson, Gonzalo Arce, Robert Bannister, Stuart N. Brotman, Elliott Gorn, Carlton Jackson, Jeffrey Kaplan, Kay J. Kohl, Kenneth Kolson, George Matthews, Jeffrey Meikle, Michael Parrish, Andres Resendez, Allan Winkler, John Wunder. The ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Ambassadorial Award fund has been generously supported by Juha Kopio, Anna Kronlund, Matti Laine, Jennifer Saari, Heidi Lehmuskumpu, Linda Haapajärvi, Pekka Mäkelä, Risto Näätänen, Pekka Salonen, Yrjö Sepänmaa, Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma, Vesa Vihriälä, and an anonymous donor. Both funds have also been generously supported by a large number of individuals through the alumni T-shirt campaign. The Fulbright Finland...for the Future campaign is visualized on the new T-shirts available for the first time at the American Grantee orientation in August in Helsinki, and have since been made available both in Finland and in the United States. Numerous Fulbrighters have not only purchased a T-shirt but in the true Pay what you can attitude, offered something more as a gift toward the alumni-sponsored grants. To all those who are now the proud owners of the Fulbright T-shirt, many thanks! Fulbright Center numeroina 2013 Tilastot ovat FC:n tilikaudelta Asiakaskontakteja 3 850, joista kansainvälisen alan ammattilaisia n. 26 % Infotilaisuuksia ja tapahtumia 78, joissa yhteensä yli osallistujaa Verkkovierailijoita Stipendiohjelmat Yhteensä 77 stipendiaattia, joista 43 suomalaista ja 34 amerikkalaista stipendiaattia Yhteisstipendit mukaan lukien jaettu yli euroa apurahoina Fulbright Centerin rahoitus 79,5 % Suomesta (Tukisäätiö, Suomen valtio, yksityiset säätiöt, suomalaiset yliopistot, muut) 20 % Yhdysvalloista (18 % Yhdysvaltain valtio, 2 % muut) 0,5 % Kanadasta (Kanadan valtio) Vuoden 2013 kohokohtia ASLA-Fulbright alumni ry:n 60-vuotisjuhlavuosi: useita juhlavuoden tapahtumia Uusia stipendiohjelmia The Fulbright-University of Tampere Scholar Award Fulbright Center Partnership Awards for Undergraduate Students: Vanderbilt University Summer Institutes for European Student Leaders: Environmental Stewardship Fulbright Center advises on higher education in Canada. Toimintaamme tukevat mm.: Support comes to us from: Fulbright Center serves as the national EducationUSA center in Finland. 22

23 Suomen ja Yhdysvaltain opetusalan vaihtotoimikunta Vaihtotoimikunnan jäsenet / Fulbright Center Board of Directors Finland-U.S. Educational Exchange Commission (FUSEEC) Honorary Chair: H.E., Bruce J. Oreck Ambassador of the United States to Finland Finnish Members: Dr. Heikki Ruskoaho Professor of Pharmacology and Drug development University of Helsinki Vice Chair Dr. Matti Kokkala Vice President, Strategic Research, Services and the Built Environment, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Dr. Bo Pettersson Professor of the Literature of the United States University of Helsinki Ms. Birgitta Vuorinen Counsellor of Education Ministry of Education and Culture Treasurer American Members: Mr. Jeffrey K. Reneau Counselor for Press and Public Affairs American Embassy Chair Dr. Bruce Forbes Research Professor Arctic Centre University of Lapland Ms. Amy Hirsch Assistant Counselor for Press and Public Affairs American Embassy Dr. Laura Stark Professor of Ethnology University of Jyväskylä Ex-officio: Ms. Terhi Mölsä Executive Director Fulbright Center Toimikunnan sihteeristö / Fulbright Center Staff Ms. Karoliina Kokko Vastaava ohjelmapäällikkö Senior Program Manager (grant program oversight) p. (044) Maisteri- ja tohtorivaiheen stipendit Opettajaohjelma Neuvonta opiskelusta USA:ssa ja Kanadassa Alumnikoordinaattori Ms. Sonja Kuosmanen Ohjelmakoordinaattori Program Coordinator p. (044) Distinguished Chairs Tutkija- ja asiantuntijastipendit Inter-Country-stipendit Fulbright-tapahtumat Verkkopalvelut Rekisterit Ms. Johanna Lahti Apulaisjohtaja Deputy Director p. (044) Fulbright Center News (toimituspäällikkö) Undergraduate-stipendit suomalaisille Renewal-stipendit suomalaisille Inter-Country-stipendit Testaus ja testeihin liittyvä neuvonta Neuvonta opiskelusta USA:ssa Ms. Suzanne Louis Projektikonsultti (osa-aikainen) Project Consultant (part-time) Friends of Fulbright Finland -verkosto Alumnikoordinaattori Fulbright Center News Ms. Saara Martikainen Projektikoordinaattori ( asti) Project Coordinator (Until May 2, 2014) p. (044) Ms. Tanja Mitchell Suunnittelija (osa-aikainen) Coordinator (part-time) p. (044) Verkkopalvelut Julkaisut Fulbright Center News Neuvonta opiskelusta USA:ssa ja Kanadassa Ms. Terhi Mölsä Toiminnanjohtaja Executive Director p. (050) s: FUSEEC/Fulbright Centerin toimintaa rahoittaa Suomen ja Yhdysvaltain Stipenditoiminnan Tukisäätiö / Säätiön hallitus: The Finland-America Educational Trust Fund / Board of Directors: Finnish members: Mr. Jouni Mölsä Director of Communications Department for Communications and Culture Ministry for Foreign Affairs Chair Ms. Jaana Palojärvi Head of International Relations Finnish Ministry of Education American members: Ms. Susan Elbow Deputy Chief of Mission American Embassy Vice Chair Mr. Jeffrey K. Reneau Counselor for Press and Public Affairs American Embassy Agent / Säätiön asiamies: Ms. Terhi Mölsä Executive Director FUSEEC/Fulbright Center The Finnish members are appointed by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The American members are appointed by the American Embassy. 23

24 Hakaniemenranta 6 FI HELSINKI FINLAND marraskuu hakuaika päättyy: MCPD-ohjelma Fulbright Grant in Photojournalism sponsored by Patricia Seppälä Foundation Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies -professorin virkaanastujaisluento International Education Week INFO: Opiskelu- ja stipendimahdollisuudet Vanderbiltyliopistossa FC vierailee pääkaupunkiseudun lukioissa Vanderbiltin kanssa Fulbright Center Aalto yliopiston kv-messuilla marraskuu International Education Expo Kaisa-kirjastossa Fulbright Center Tampereen teknillisen yliopiston kv-kahveilla Fulbright Center Lapin yliopiston kvviikolla Fulbright-alumni Cherie Sampsonin vierailuluento FC:ssä Thanksgiving: FC suljettu Grantees and family visiting the Fazer chocolate factory on Thankgiving Day joulukuu tammikuu Kevään infotilaisuudet julkaistaan Fulbright Centerin verkkosivulla tammikuun aikana Fulbright Center Studia-messuilla Vaihtotoimikunnan kokous Fulbright Center Board Meeting Pohjoismaiden Fulbright-komissiot koulutuksessa Fulbright Centerissä FC suljettu Itsenäisyyspäivä Joulu Uusi vuosi Loppiainen helmikuu th Fulbright North American Studies Roundtable Fulbright Center Jyväskylän yliopistolla Vaihtotoimikunnan kokous helmikuussa 2014 Fulbright Center Board Meeting February 2014 Fulbright Centerin stipendiohjelmien uudet hakutiedot julkistetaan helmikuussa maaliskuu Fulbright Center's U.S. Study Tour on Communications and Community Relations huhtikuu toukokuu ORIENTAATIO: Suomalaisten stipendiaattien lähtöorientaatio ja stipendien julkistamistilaisuus Fulbright Center Korkeakoulujen kansainvälisten asioiden hallinnon kevätpäivillä Tampereella Fulbright Center Maple Leaf and Eagle -konferenssissa Helsingissä

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