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Helsinki celebrates fundraising success

The University of Helsinki has collected more than €34 million in donations after a government promise to top-up money collected through fundraising.

All in all, Finland’s universities have collected almost €130m between November 2014 and June 2017, the government announced on 24 August. The efforts followed a promise by the government to top up institutions’ fundraising money—up to a total of €150m.

The University of Helsinki collected the most funds, at €34m, followed by Aalto University at €21m. This was followed by Åbo Akademi University with €13m, the Hanken School of Economics at €12m, and the University of Oulu at €10m. The University of Lapland was the least successful, collecting only €1m, while the University of Jyväskylä managed to get €3m.

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