Hanken participates in Sitra’s co-financing campaign 2020-2022
To strengthen the capitalization of the Finnish universities, the Finnish state, through the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, has initiated a new co-financing campaign with a sum of 100 million euros. The investment is divided into two parts and in autumn of 2020 the first sub-investment, a total of 33 million euros, will be distributed to the universities based on the impact of research.
The second part of the sum, 67 million euros, will be allocated to the universities in the autumn of 2022 as co-financing for funds raised. This means that the state matches donations to Hanken with up to 2,5 times for each donated euro. The goal of the campaign is to strengthen Hanken's activities and its unique position as Finland's only independent business school.
The collection of private donations that accumulate co-financing takes place between 15.6.2020-30.6.2022. Donations that entitle state co-financing must have been donated to the university’s activities without conditions that limit the purpose of the donation.
Hanken students awarded for best academic achievements
Each year, Hanken awards the best bachelor’s and master’s theses of the academic year as well as the prestigious honorary nomination Rector’s list, which is given to Hanken’s best performing master’s students.
The honorary nomination for the bachelor’s and master’s theses are appointed based on the thesis grade and awarded to the nine best bachelor’s and master’s theses. The Rector’s list honorary nomination is awarded annually, according to criteria for study performance, to Hanken’s ten best performing students. The criteria for study performance include the number of registered present semesters, the amount of study credits and the average number of all courses.
Every year, the best performing bachelor students who go on exchange semesters are also recognized with honorary nominations. Thus, during this academic year, 16 students during the autumn and 17 students during the spring term were awarded for their pace of study in combination with good study performance.
You will find the list of recipients here!
Cooperation in focus at this year's Partner Assembly
During the Partner Assembly on 6 February, the Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid was conferred as Honorary Doctor at Hanken School of Economics. The Partner Assembly, which was organized for the first time, is an event arranged as a thank you to those who continually support and cooperate with Hanken. View the pictures from the evening here.
HANKEN 110 reaches over half a million euros
Over half a million euros have been raised in the HANKEN 110 campaign with the theme “creative learning”. Hanken thanks everyone who has participated in the campaign so far. Please read the news here.
Seasonal alumni greeting – HANKEN 110
Rector Karen Spens' seasonal greeting to alumni can be read below.
The yearly scholarship ceremony was arranged at Hanken in May. Honorary scholarships were awarded to the best master's students, best master's theses, best bachelor's theses and best exchange students going abroad from Hanken. All awards are listed here.
New members in the donation committee
Hanken's board has appointed four new members to the donation committee. Henrik Ehrnrooth (Chairman), Jannica Fagerholm, Carl Haglund and Kaj Rönnlund, now strengthen the committee. Remaining members are Chairman of Hanken Support Foundation Christina Dahlblom and Kristina Pentti-von Walzel. The Dean of Research Timo Korkeamäki and Head of Outreach and Corporate relations Camilla Wardi are representatives from Hanken. The donation committee was established in 2012 and is working to increase the external funding to Hanken.
HANKEN RETURNS exceeded all expectations and raised 11,8 million euro to Hanken
The fundraising campaign HANKEN RETURNS ended 30 June 2017. The campaign got support from a total of 944 private persons, organisations and foundations who together donated 11.8 million euro to Hanken.
Read the press release here.
Päivi and Kurt Björklund donate 250 000 euro to Hanken
Hanken alumni Päivi and Kurt Björklund donate 250 000 euro to the ongoing fundraising campaign HANKEN RETURNS. The donation reaches Hanken in the last week of the campaign and contributes to the campaign reaching 11.6 million euro. Read the press release here.
Lisi Wahl's foundation donates 100 000 euro to Hanken
Hanken has received a donation of 100 000 euro from Lisis Wahl's foundation for study support to its' ongoing fundraising campaign HANKEN RETURNS. Read the press release here.
Liikesivistysrahasto donates an additional 250 000 euro to Hanken
Hanken has received a donation of 250 000 euro from The Foundation for Economic Education (Liikesivistysrahasto). This is the foundation’s second donation which brings the total amount donated to the campaign HANKEN RETURNS to half a million euro. Read the press release here.
Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation donates 2 000 000 to Hanken
This is the second donation from the foundation to the campaign and the largest donation to the campaign so far, making the total amount of contributions from the foundation three million euro. With this donation, the foundation wishes to further strengthen Hanken’s internationally excellent research and teaching in economics. The foundation also wants to strengthen Hanken's financial position and its international competitiveness. Read the press release here.
Hanken receives a donation of 100 000 from Ahlström Capital
Ahlström Capital donates 100 000 euro to HANKEN RETURNS. Through the donation, the Ahlström family wishes to contribute to the development of the international competitiveness and high-level education in Finland. Read the press release here.
Stiftelsen Tre Smeder donates an additional 250 000 euro to Hanken
This is the second donation from the foundation to the campaign HANKEN RETURNS, making the total amount of contributions from Stiftelsen Tre Smeder 1 000 000 euro. Read the press release here.
Hanken receives a donation of 100 000 euro from Aktia
Aktia Bank Plc donates 100 000 euro to the ongoing fundraising campaign HANKEN RETURNS. With the donation, Aktia wants to support the continuous development of internationally competitive and high-quality education and research in Finland. Read the press release here.
Campaign target raised
The fundraising campaign HANKEN RETURNS has exceeded its expectations, and the target for the campaign has now been raised to 10 million euro. The new target is founded on both the trust and belief that an increasing number of donors will show their support in the last stages of the campaign. Read the press release here.
Hanken receives an additional 100 000 euro from Fazer
This is Fazer’s second donation to the campaign, which brings the donations to a total of 200 000 euros. Through the donations, Fazers wants to support academic knowledge and the development of research in Finland. Read the press release here.
As of 14 December 2016 and six months onwards, a group of alumni will match all incoming donations from other alumni with 1:1. As a result of the challenge, Hanken is guaranteed an additional matching which will increase the matching promised by the state. Join this unique effort and donate to Hanken! Read more here.
Hanken’s fundraising campaign reaches 7 million euro
The Foundation for Economic Education (Liikesivistysrahasto) donates 250 000 euro to Hanken. As a result of this donation, the fundraising campaign HANKEN RETURNS has now raised over 7 million euro. The donation was published during the Fundraising evening on December 14. Read the press release here.
From left: Karen Spens, Johanna Vesterinen, Björn Wahlroos and Jannica Fagerholm.
Wärtsilä takes part in Hanken’s fundraising campaign
Wärtsilä donates a total of EUR 1,300,000 to Finnish universities between 2016–2017. Read the news here.
Hanken receives a one-million-euro donation from the Erling-Persson Family Foundation
During the opening of the 108th academic year, Rector Karen Spens published a one-million-euro donation from the Erling-Persson Family Foundation. This is the foundation’s second donation to Hanken. Read the press release here.
Two new donations presented at Hanken’s Scholarship evening
Two donations of 100 000 euros each where handed over to Hanken at the School’s annual Scholarship and Donor evening. The donations come from the Ostrobothnian Evald and Hilda Nissi’s Foundation and the company Helvar Merca Oy Ab. Read the press release here.
Hanken's fundraising campaign reaches 5 million euro
The foundation Bergsrådet Tekn. och Ekon. Dr. h.c. Marcus Wallenbergs Stiftelse för Företagsekonomisk Forskning donates 100.000€ to Hanken. With this donation included the campaign HANKEN RETURNS reaches the milestone of five million euro. Read the press release here.
The Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation donates 265 000 euro to Hanken
The Swedish Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation donates 265 000 euro to Hanken. Read the press release here.
Private persons are allowed to deduct tax on donations of and between 850 and 500 000 euro. Donations of and between 850 and 250 000 euro are tax deductible for companies. Click here for more information.
Private persons are allowed to deduct tax on donations of and between 850 and 500 000 euro. Hanken is responsible for registering the donation with the tax authority and it will automatically appear on your tax declaration. For more information please visit the tax authority's web-site (only in Finnish).
Donations of and between 850 and 250 000 euro are tax deductible only from companies. Donations from companies are recorded with the tax administration authorities by the donating company.
Evli Bank PLC donates 100 000 euro to Hanken
Evli Bank PLC donates 100 000 euro to Hanken’s fundraising campaign HANKEN RETURNS. Read the full press release here.
The foundation Bergsrådet Tekn. och Ekon. Dr. h.c. Marcus Wallenbergs Stiftelse för Företagsekonomisk Forskning donates 250 000€ to Hanken
The foundation Bergsrådet Tekn. och Ekon. Dr. h.c. Marcus Wallenbergs Stiftelse för Företagsekonomisk Forskning donates 250 000€ to Hanken’s fundraising campaign HANKEN RETURNS.
Click here to read the full press release.
Camilla and John Lindfors invest 250 000 euro in Hanken
Hanken alumni Camilla and John Lindfors donate 250 000 euro to HANKEN RETURNS. This is the biggest private donation to the campaign so far.
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The Saara and Björn Wahlroos foundation donates 250 000 euro to Hanken
The Saara and Björn Wahlroos foundation donates EUR 250 000 to Hanken’s fundraising campaign HANKEN RETURNS. The foundation was established in 2002 to support and encourage research and debate on financial and social issues.
Click here to read the full press release.
Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation donates 1 000 000 euros to Hanken
Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation has decided to donate 1 million euros to Hanken's ongoing fundraising campaign HANKEN RETURNS. Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation was established in 2002 to support high-quality, international research in economics, medicine and technology and to support arts and culture.
Click here to read the full press release.
Hanken received a donation of 1 000 000 euro from The Swedish Cultural Foundation
The Swedish Cultural Foundation donates 1 000 000 euro to Hanken and the ongoing fundraising campaign HANKEN RETURNS. The donation is the largest endowment so far to the campaign. HANKEN RETURNS has now received donations exceeding 2.5 million euro. The donation was officially handed over to Rector Eva Liljeblom by the Director of the Swedish Cultural Foundation Leif Jakobsson and Education Officer Veronica Granö-Suomalainen at a ceremony on 25 May 2015.
- Without a comprehensive educational networking system we have no future, and Hanken is an important part of this network when it comes to educating business graduates with knowledge in Swedish. Hanken’s collaboration with other universities is integral and we hope that these collaborations will gain the creative industries that will bear the economy of tomorrow, said Leif Jakobsson.
On 25 May 2015, Hanken gathered about 70 participants at the annual donor evening which included a scholarship ceremony. At the event mobility grants named after donors were given to the best performing students, and the best master's theses during the academic year 2014–2015.
Hanken awards honorary scholarships for exchange studies to the 15 best performing students in the spring semester and the 16 best performing students in the fall semester. The scholarship is based on the pace of study in combination with the grades. Master's theses are appointed based on the grade of the thesis and distributed to the nine best master's theses. The time period for this year's nominations is 1.6.2014–6.5.2015.
From left: Veronica Granö-Suomalainen, Martina Andersin, Leif Jakobsson and Barbara Hisinger-Jägerskiöld
Please find a list of the awarded students attached.
Fazer donates 100 000 euro to Hanken
Hanken's premium partner Fazer donates 100 000 euro to the campaign. Click here to read the press release.
We are on!
Click here to watch the campaign video (Swe.).
The Foundation Tre Smeder donates 750 000 euro
The campaign got a flying start with a donation of 750 000 euro from the Foundation Tre Smeder. "To receive such a large donation is of course absolutely fantastic and we are extremely grateful to be able to start our campaign in this way," says rector Eva Liljeblom.
Now it's your turn!
Click here to listen to why Chairman Björn Wahlroos believes in donating to Hanken (Swe.).
The campaign's first donations
The fundraising campaign HANKEN RETURNS was launched 10 December 2014. At the event the two first donations were announced, Bergsrådet Tekn. och Ekon. Dr. h.c. Marcus Wallenbergs Stiftelse för Företagsekonomisk Forskning with a donation of 250 000 euro and the Foundation Louise and Göran Ehrnrooth with a donation of 250 000 euro.