Media event in Oulu

Media event in Oulu

Academy of Finland organized together with the Centres of Excellence at the University of Oulu a media event on the 26th of November 2014. We are pleased to report that total of 15 journalists visited the department of Geography. First, Anssi Paasi introduced the overall aims and structure of Relate, underlining the topicality and relevance of border studies. After that, all the four themes were highlighted by Kaj Zimmerbauer, Jouni Häkli, Juha Ridanpää and Anssi Paasi. We believe that this event helped to make Relate and the subjects studied in Relate better known to audiences outside the academic circles, and we intend to continue to disseminate our research findings this way in the future, too. The event also challenged us to popularize our research approaches and outcomes in a fruitful way. The journalists represented various media, such as newspapers Kaleva and Turun Sanomat and the Finnish national broadcasting company (YLE).

You can listen the YLE radio-interview (in Finnish) here: http://ohjelmaopas.yle.fi/1-2414516

Last updated: 2.12.2014