€1.2 million donation for Aalto University from the commercial sector
Together with Kesko and SOK (Suomen Osuuskauppa), the Federation of Finnish Commerce is donating €1.2 million to Aalto University. The aim of this significant donation is to support research into commerce and services.
Aalto University has the necessary prerequisites to develop internationally significant Finnish expertise in research into commerce, services and consumers. To achieve this goal the university will, however, need an environment where researchers, teachers and students all have good opportunities to operate. Once a positive force of attraction is generated at Aalto University, it will be able to attract the best students in the field of commerce, not only from Finland but also from abroad.
- The service economy is a key area of focus at the Aalto University School of Economics and commerce plays a central part in it. This significant donation from the Federation of Finnish Commerce will encourage and safeguard high-quality research and teaching in the field of commerce, says Eero Kasanen, Dean of Aalto University School of Economics.
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The Federation of Finnish Commerce represents commerce, the largest sector in the field of economic life. In Finland, the commercial sector employs about 300,000 people. The Federation of Finnish Commerce has about 7,000 member companies, and represents both the wholesale and retail trade in commercial policy-making and in supervising the interests of members in the labour market.