2018 - Tapahtumia


Arrival Orientation for 2018-2019 U.S. Fulbright Scholars and Students

August 27-30, 2018

Fulbright Finland introduced the newly arrived U.S. Fulbright scholars and students to Finnish education and research, culture and history, society and language during the orientation week. The program included a Reception at the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Taste of Finnish Summer Experience with a chance to go to sauna and play Finnish lawn games, Alumni Welcome event at the Sibelius Upper Secondary School and visit to the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

See the orientation program here.

Pre-Departure orientaatio ja Fulbright Finland Award Ceremony suomalaisille stipendiaateille 2018-2019

May 16, 2018

Akateemisen vuoden 2018-2019 Yhdysvaltoihin lähtevät suomalaiset stipendiaatit viettivät pre-departure orientaatio päivää Helsingissä Kuntatalolla 16. toukokuuta. Päivä päättyi Helsingin Kaupungintalolla järjestettävään Fulbright Finland Award Ceremony and Reception -tilaisuuteen, jossa stipendiaateille jaettiin heidän stipendinsä. Enemmän orientaation ja stipendienjakoseremonian ohjelmasta voit lukea täältä. Kuvia orientaatiosta löydät täältä ja stipendienjakotilaisuudesta täältä.

The Chess Player

April 26, 2018

Fulbright Finland grantees, alumni and Friends of Fulbright Finland had a special opportunity to attend a play by current Fulbright-University of Turku Scholar Richard McElvain. Immediately after the play, Fulbright attendees had a unique backstage moment with Richard McElvain where they had the opportunity to meet and talk with the writer/actor.

Fulbright Forum 2018

March 15-16, 2018

Inspiring presentations, international hands-on collaboration and learning across disciplines! This year the seminar was organized in cooperation with University of Helsinki's Faculty of Educational Sciences and Aalto University.

See Fulbright Forum 2018 program and photos from the event.

Fulbright Finland Capacity Building Workshop on Establishing Partnership Agreements with U.S. Universities to Increase Student Mobility

March 14, 2018

Fulbright Finland brought together 45 participants from over 20 different Finnish higher education institutions to a Fulbright Finland Capacity Building Workshop on March 14, 2018. Participants learned from expert speakers on partnership building with U.S. universities to increase student mobility, and exchanged ideas and best practices on how to attract U.S. students to Finland. More information about the workshop and the program

Nordic & Baltic Fulbright Meeting

March 14, 2018

In conjunction with the Making Democracies Resilient to Modern Threats seminar, the Fulbright Finland Foundation also organized a regional meeting of Fulbright grantees and alumni from all of the Nordic and Baltic countries. The purpose of the meeting was to create new networks in the region as well as to talk about the seminar theme and the ways in which Fulbright as a program is responding to current and global challenges.

See photos from the event.

Making Democracies Resilient to Modern Threats

March 14, 2018

A Fulbright Finland seminar titled “Making Democracies Resilient to Modern Threats” was organized in March 2018 by the Fulbright Finland Foundation in cooperation with the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and the United States Department of State, and hosted by the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki. The seminar was attended by over 190 government officials, academic researchers, senior field experts, technology experts, corporate advisors, journalists and media professionals. The seminar focused on the entirely new challenges that democratic societies, institutions, and individual citizens are facing in the modern era: network-based intrusions, misinformation and ‘fake news,’ influence campaigns, and many more.The seminar highlighted a wide range of threats and provided strategies for institutions and individuals to understand and deal with them.

Program and more information on the seminar.

Spring Orientation for the 2017-2018 U.S. Fulbright Finland Grantees

January 25-26, 2018

Orientaation aikana amerikkalaiset Fulbright-stipendiaatit tutustuivat suomalaiseen koulutusjärjestelmään, urheiluun, kulttuuriin, historiaan sekä suomen kieleen.

Fulbright Suomi -säätiön hallituksen kokous Crisis Management Initiative CMI:ssä


Fulbright Dialogue on Future Needs and Prospects for Finnish-U.S. Teacher and Administrator Exchanges


Fulbright Dialogue with Jennifer Gibson, Chief of the Teacher Exchange Program Branch from the U.S. State Department, brought together Finnish experts in education. See more about Fulbright Dialogues here.

Fulbright Bicentennial Chair Daniel Cobb's Inaugural Lecture: "'If You Don't Speak, No One Will Listen': Why Everyone Should Know Clyde Warrior’s Name"


Fulbright Bicentennial Chair 2017-2018 Daniel Cobb piti perinteisen virkaanastujaisluennon Helsingin yliopistolla 30.11.2017. Luennon aiheena oli "'If You Don't Speak, No One Will Listen': Why Everyone Should Know Clyde Warrior’s Name". Ennen luentoa Fulbright Suomi -säätiö ja Helsingin yliopisto uusivat Fulbright Bicentennial Chair -sopimuksen.

Lisätietoa Fulbright Bicentennial Chair -stipendiohjelmasta.

Fulbright Finland Thanksgiving Events 2017


Fulbright Finland had an eventful two-day Thanksgiving with the current U.S. Fulbrighters with a visit to the Fazer chocolate factory, introduction to Finnish floorball and a traditional potluck Thanksgiving dinner at the Bicentennial Residence. We were also hosted for lunch and a great discussion with MP Antti Kurvinen and a tour of the beautifully renovated Parliament House.

See more photos here!

30th Anniversary Celebration of the Fulbright Finland Foundation and the University of Eastern Finland Collaboration


Fulbright Finland and University of Eastern Finland Celebrated 30 Years of Collaboration! The partners celebrated at the Saastamoinen Foundation in Helsinki with key representatives from both foundations, the U.S. Embassy, the Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, together with past and current leadership of the University of Eastern Finland as well as alumni of the joint grant programs. During the event, the Fulbright Finland Foundation, the Saastamoinen Foundation and the University of Eastern Finland also renewed their cooperation agreements for the Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Distinguished Chairs and Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Grants. Read more at: www.fulbright.fi/en/fulbright-center/releases/fulbright-finland-and-university-eastern-finland-celebrate-30-years

Fulbright Dialogue on Mechanisms of Radicalization and Sense of Inclusion


Fulbright Dialogue on Mechanisms of Radicalization and Sense of Inclusion brought together experts from diverse backgrounds to share their views and expertise with others. Professor Muqtedar Khan from the University of Delaware gave the participants an introduction to the theme. The event was hosted by the Ministry of the Interior.

Read more about Fulbright Dialogues!

XXV American Voices -seminaari


American Voices seminaari järjestettiin 25. kerran Turun yliopistossa 6.-7.10.2017. Yhdysvaltalaiset stipendiaatit pitivä useita esitelmiä Yhdysvaltojen historiaa, yhteiskuntaa ja kulttuuria käsittelevistä aiheista.

Katso XXV American Voices -ohjelma täältä.