Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation donates 100,000 euros to the medical research at the University of Oulu

The Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation donates 100 000 euros to the University of Oulu's fundraising campaign in the field of medicine. In total, the foundation will donate 540 000 euros to Finnish universities and distribute 2.7 million euros in grants.

“Valuable work is being done in the medical faculties, but also elsewhere in our universities, that is related to the purpose of our foundation. We support scientific research focusing on the impact of mental well-being on physical health. The research work can be traditional medical research, but also research on the health effects of, for example, the living environment or social factors”, says Jannica Fagerholm, CEO of the Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation.

The medical research of the University of Oulu has a strong societal impact and dimension. University´s research focus area Lifelong Health studies human life from fetal development to old age by looking at molecular and physiological characteristics, as well as environmental, social and psychosocial factors.

“Our medical research has a clear connection to the purpose of the Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation. I warmly thank the foundation for a significant donation that will allow us to further strengthen our research. Donations are an important support for new scientific openings and key recruitments”, says Osmo Tervonen, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

The donation from the Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation is entitled to a state matched funding, which will significantly increase the impact of the donation. Sitra pays matched funding for the private donations received by the universities by 30 June 2022.

Last updated: 24.5.2022