A 75,000-euro donation from Vaasan Aktiasäätiö to the University of Vaasa

A local foundation, Vaasan Aktiasäätiö is donating 75,000 euros to the University of Vaasa.

– The University of Vaasa is a very important partner to us. We believe that the best way to develop the city of Vaasa and the region's international competitiveness is through impactful research and high-quality education, says Agent Ralf Bäckström from the Vaasan Aktiasäätiö foundation.

The rector of the University of Vaasa, Jari Kuusisto, thanks the foundation for the donation.

– This donation is a strong demonstration of the trust in our work to create a more sustainable future. The Vaasan Aktiasäätiö foundation has been an active supporter of our university's education and research for many years. Such long-term strategic partnerships are very important to us.

The target of the fundraising campaign of the University of Vaasa is to collect 5 – 7 million euros of private funds for the matched-funding scheme by the Finnish state. Each donated euro, up to 11 million euros in total, is matched by up to 2.5 euros by the state. The building of long-term strategic partnerships is also an important goal of the fundraising campaign of the university.

Further information:
Agent Ralf Bäckström, Vaasan Aktiasäätiö, tel. +358 50 591 9935, vaasa@aktiasaatiot.fi
Rector Jari Kuusisto, University of Vaasa, tel. +358 29 449 8291, jari.kuusisto@uwasa.fi