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UPM offers 10 000 surgical masks to the School of Chemical Engineering

UPM has actively acquired face masks due to the COVID-19 epidemic, and also contributed them to purposes of general interest.
Dekaani Kristiina Kruus ja professori Jouni Paltakari koulun edessä kasvomaskien kanssa.
Kristiina Kruus, the Dean of the School of Chemical Engineering and Professor Jouni Paltakari

“The School of Chemical Engineering educates professionals in the fields of sustainable use of natural resources and new materials, and therefore contributing to the continuation of teaching is important to UPM,” says Pirkko Harrela, Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, UPM.

“We aim to arrange about 30 percent of our teaching at the campus complying with the special safety rules. We have prioritized first year students and laboratory courses are naturally at the heart of our operations. We are thankful for the support we have received from UPM. This mask contribution promotes safe study arrangements for our students for this autumn”, says Jouni Paltakari, the Vice Dean for education at the School of Chemical Engineering. 

Chemical engineering gives you the tools to change the world. The field of chemical engineering has an essential role both in mitigating climate change and enabling sustainable development and circular economy. The School of Chemical Engineering operates in close interaction with the surrounding society and our students are extremely sought-after top professionals in the most important export fields of Finland. The School of Chemical Engineering has almost 1,000 students and 140 doctoral students.

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