Metso makes a significant donation of 200 000 euros to the University of Oulu. The donation is a part of the Metso´s program for the centenary of Finland’s independence. The donation totaling one million euros is shared by University of Oulu, Tampere University of Technology and Aalto University. Through the donation, Metso seeks to support scientific research in Finland and tighten ties between the universities and the business world.
“The opportunity for continuous, deep scientific research in cooperation between universities, companies and other parties is essential for building a sustainable future. It is also of utmost importance that graduates from universities’ degree programmes are top experts with knowledge and skills that promote companies’ ability to renew and succeed. Through our donation, we want to support universities operating in scientific fields relevant to us in their ability to offer internationally competitive scientific research and education,” says Matti Kähkönen, president and CEO of Metso.
Metso is one of the world leading industrial companies serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. The company has engaged in cooperation with universities around the world for decades.
“We highly value our partnership with Metso Corporation. We share the same objectives and values, which include the sustainable utilization of natural resources and the search for innovations. Interfaces for cooperation can be found in several fields of science. We have educated many experts working in key positions at Metso, and even now, our students are completing internships and working on thesis projects at the company. Our cooperation in research is particularly related to process and environmental technology, measuring technology and minerals. I hope that we can further enhance our cooperation and promote our shared goals through projects,” says Jouko Niinimäki, rector of the University of Oulu.
By Metso´s generous gift the University of Oulu fundraising campaign result tops 9,5 million euros. The Finnish government´s matched funding increases the value of donation capital to 20 million euros.
Last updated: 8.6.2017