Nominations open for leading science and technology award
Technology Academy Finland has called on universities, research institutes and industrial organisations from around the world to nominate candidates for the sixth Millennium Technology Prize – one of the World’s leading science and technology awards. The nomination period for the prize begins on January 14, 2013 and will remain open until July 31, 2013. The Grand Prize Winner(s) will be announced at a ceremony in Helsinki in June 2014.
President Niinistö demanded for sense of justice and social integrity in his New Year’s Speech
In his first New Year’s Speech on 1 January 2013, President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö demanded for sense of justice and social integrity in order for overcoming difficulties. “The power of integrity is the power of overcoming difficulties. We have experienced this before. We have overcome many tougher periods than we are facing now. Is this fundamental Finnish virtue changing somehow?”, the President reflected.
Foreign Minister Tuomioja's Christmas Greetings
Isolation or acting alone will not bring lasting success to any State. Finland, too, is more dependent on others than before and Finland´s field of activities in foreign policy is broader, Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja writes in his greetings at the turn of the year.
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