Hanken Signs Cooperation Agreement with Fulbright Center

Fulbright Center Press Release March 12, 2015

Hanken School of Economics has signed an agreement with the Fulbright Center establishing the Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics.

The agreement provides prominent American scholars the opportunity to lecture and conduct research at Hanken. During their stay, the scholars will also contribute to sharing Hanken's research and knowledge within the business community and society at large.

"For Hanken this agreement means yet another way of strengthening our international profile, especially among researchers and universitites in the Unites States. Our networks will be broadened in the U.S, opening up the possibility for development ideas", says Hanken's Rector Eva Liljeblom.

The agreement was signed on March 12, 2015 by Hanken's Rector Eva Liljeblom, and on Fulbright Center's behalf by Executive Director Terhi Mölsä, and Matti Kokkala, Chair of the Fulbright Center Board of Directors, and Senior Advisor at Smart Cities at VTT.

"The agreement with Hanken also strengthens Finland's profile internationally. The Fulbright program operates in over 150 countries. Yet, there are only 40 Fulbright Distinguished Chairs, and as many as four of them are in Finland", Matti Kokkala says. The Fulbright Center has similar agreements with the Nokia Foundation, Aalto University, and the University of Helsinki.

The Fulbright Center is a service organization that specializes in academic and professional exchange between Finland and North America, and supports the internationalization of higher education and research in Finland.

 Further information:

Lotte Granberg-Haakana, Scholarship Liaison Officer, Hanken‎
lotte.granberg-haakana@hanken.fi
+358 40 352 1375

Terhi Mölsä, Executive Director, Fulbright Center
terhi.molsa@fulbright.fi
+358 50 570 5498

Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics: www.fulbright.fi/en/research-and-lecturing-opportunities-scholars-and-specialists/fulbright-hanken-distinguished-chair

Fulbright Center: www.fulbright.fi/en/fulbright-center