A 75,000-euro donation from Vaasan Aktiasäätiö 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.