The Nordic countries have made it easier for women to combine work and family by creating a parental leave system that has contributed to high labour force participation for women and lower costs in the form of lost income. Parental leave can, however, also have negative consequences for women's careers in professions where knowledge progresses fast.
How can we create an atmosphere that supports teams to be successful? And how to lead an organisation in the middle of change? These were themes that were discussed at Hankendagen this year. The event was broadcasted from Hanken in Helsinki on 8 October with a record audience.
Hanken School of Economics annually appoints the Alumni of the Year, a Hanken Alumnus/Alumna who has been topical in the past year and has received acknowledgement for their engagement in society. The Alumnus/Alumna has also kept contact with Hanken and shown an interest in the development of Hanken after their graduation. This year, Hanken appointed Heidi Schauman as the Alumna of the Year.
Hanken alumnus Kurt Björklund donates one million euros to the ongoing fundraising campaign Count on Hanken. With his donation, Björklund wishes to inspire Hanken's alumni to participate in the campaign and thereby strengthen Hanken's core activities.
Many countries in Europe are struggling to achieve higher vaccination coverage in the fight against covid-19. This has raised the question of how more people could be motivated to take the vaccine. A new study, which Hanken School of Economics has been involved in and which was published in the scientific journal Science, shows that a small payment equivalent to 20 euros made more people get vaccinated in Sweden.
In collaboration with Novia University of Applied Sciences and Vaasa University of Applied Sciences (VAMK), Hanken is currently calling for expressions of interest in developing hydrogen infrastructure in the Ostrobothnia region, as part of the H2 Ecosystem Roadmap. The project, funded by the EU's regional development funds, has been approved by the Regional Council of Ostrobothnia.
Last 30 September and 1 October 2021 in Napoli (Italy), the sCience & human factOr for Resilient sociEty (CORE) consortium was ready to participate in the Kick-off meeting hosted by ISSNOVA with the joint organization of the University of Salerno, coordinator of the project. The meeting counted peak of 40 representatives of the 19 members that form CORE Consortium and has been held in a mixed form, online and live, due to the COVID emergency.
Are you an active Hanken student who engages in various projects or entrepreneurship? Then apply for the Anders Wall scholarship of 200 000 SEK by 31 October 2021! The scholarship is one of the largest given to a student at Hanken and is granted to a Hanken student who shows entrepreneurial skills as well as good study results.
Emeritus Professor Christian Grönroos has published a new book on one of the current trends in trade, "Tjänstefiering. I kundens ögon är alla företag tjänsteleverantörer" (”Servicefying. In the customer’s eyes all firms are service providers”, Volante, Stockholm 2021).
Hanken will launch a new podcast featuring Elisabeth Rehn, Kimmo Sasi, Henrik Lax, Veronica Wiklund, Ann-Mari Mingard and Björn Wahlroos as guests. The “Gyllene studietider” (Golden years of study) podcast will be hosted by Hanken’s Rector, Karen Spens and the producer of the podcast Hanna Westerholm. New episodes will be recorded during the autumn with interesting alumni from both Helsinki and Vaasa.
Food security is defined as having sufficient access to food in order to maintain a healthy life. The mainstream approach to ensuring sufficient food and nutrition security is focused on production and consumption. New research shows that food security research and action need to emphasise distribution and retail in addition to agricultural production.
On 17 September 2021 Hanken School of Economics arranged an inaugural installation ceremony for three new professors, Mats Ehrnrooth (Management and Organisation), Kaj Storbacka (Hanken Foundation Professor) and Kim Ittonen (Accounting).
On 19–20 November, researchers in different disciplines will be discussing some of the latest scientific findings and fascinating research projects in the centre of Vaasa. All the universities and universities of applied sciences in Vaasa will contribute to this science celebration of rare proportions, organised jointly with the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland.
Hanken’s master’s programme has been ranked 55th in this year’s edition of the Financial Times’ Masters in Management ranking. This is a significant rise in comparison to last year (ranked 70th). Financial Times annually ranks the best master’s programmes world-wide.
The EU waste directive mandates the member states to establish a separate collection of used textiles by the year 2025. Finland is aiming to start textile collection earlier, by the year 2023, which is 1,5 years from now. In this blog post, Emppu Nurminen from Nextiili, the organisation from Tampere which is part of the textile collection pilot taking place now, tells about their pioneering work.