Newsletter 20/2019

Vote for the University's Language Deed of the Year 2019

The University's Language Deed of the Year will be awarded to a person, group, unit or other entity that has adapted and significantly advanced the implementation of the Language Policy of the University of Turku. You can vote for one of the three nominees: the Vastalääke association, Finnish Language Passport and Professor Ilari E. Sääksjärvi. The Language Deed of the Year prize is awarded by the Working Group on Language Matters at the University's Opening Carnival in September. The vote is open between 13–31 May. >> Read more

How to unsubscribe from our mailing lists?

The Student Union of the University of Turku wishes to thank you for your stay in Turku. We hope you have enjoyed your time as a student with us! We are happy if you want to hear from TYY even after your time in Turku is over. If you want to unsubscribe from our mailing list, please read how to do it from our web page.

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Webinar for students coming up in May

Are you coming to Finland to study or does your job involve counselling students? We invite you to take part in a Finnish Immigration Service webinar on students’ residence permits on Wednesday 22 May 2019 at 13–14.To sign up for the live webinar, please fill in the registration form no later than 21 May 2019.

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Sustainable Development Studies – application now open

KEKO is a unique training program that coaches you into Sustainable Development agent by engaging you into process of creating collective sustainability expertise - together with other students. Sustainable Development Studies consists of a core course as well as a selection of optional courses.

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Remember to return the starting package

The opening hours of the remaining semester have been now updated on our website. The rest of the opening hours will be posted soon. During the week 22 the Starting Package Office is open every day except for Thursday (30 May). If you are non-EEA/ EU student:
When returning the package, please check the storage opening hours and also the TYY Service Desk opening hours, as you'll receive your deposit in cash from there.

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What to do before going home?

Dear Exchange Students, Time has passed quickly and it is soon time to say goodbye. We would like to remind you of some important matters to take care of before you leave. PLEASE NOTE: International Office (Student Centre Disco) will be exceptionally closed on 30 – 31 May 2019 (Ascension Day). On other times, we are open from Monday to Friday between 12 and 14. Between 15 – 29 May 2019 Disco is open between 10 and 14. In urgent matters, please send a message to

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The Political Economies Climate Change: North-South Cooperation

Finland just experienced what might be labelled as climate-elections – but what happens next? Welcome to our event on 21 May at 14:15 pm in Publicum. We learn how successful adaption and mitigation is put into practice in two countries facing serious problems catalysed by climate change, Tanzania and Nepal. Session is hosted by Dr. Niko Humalisto, University of Eastern Finland, Felm (Suomen Lähetysseura).

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16.5. TFO:Salome


17.5. Helsinki University Symphony Orchestra's free concert in St Michael's Church

18.5. Movie Walk

19.5. Flea Market Day in Raunistula

21.5. The Political Economies Climate Change: North-South Cooperation

21.5. Dance Carneval

26.5. Cantus Mercurialis Choir Spring Concert 2019

28.5. May game night

>> See all events

>> Plenty of new databases acquired!

>> Student, Please Respond to the Survey on Internationality During May! 

>> Library News in Brief 4/2019 

>> University of Turku Annual Report 2018 has been published 

>> Documents on British Policies Overseas archive database

>> Kinokopla Broadens Film Culture in Turku

Euroopan unioni
the European Union

An election

To vote


Ketä sinä äänestät?
Who are you voting for?

Kenellä on äänioikeus?
Who has the right to vote?

On tärkeää äänestää.
It is important to vote.

Juodaan kahvit äänestämisen jälkeen.
Let's have a cup of coffee after voting.

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