Agnico Eagle Finland Oy will donate 100,000 euros to the University of Lapland.

‘Having a regional university is an important factor in ensuring that we will have qualified teachers in all schools in Lapland now and in the future. We consider this to be pivotal for the future of Lapland, and therefore we want to support the work carried out at the University of Lapland,’ Manager Director Ingmar Haga says, explaining the reasons behind the donation.

The company’s donation will be used to develop research and training in the faculties of Law and Education.

‘The Teacher Training School at the University of Lapland is expanding and its operations are being developed so that, in addition to its teacher training activities, the university will be able to offer more support to schools across Lapland by means of remote learning, for example. We are pleased that Agnico Eagle, which is a significant operator in Lapland, wants to support this development work,’ says Rector Mauri Ylä-Kotola.

In its 2017 budget, the government has earmarked 150 million euros as funding for higher education to be distributed to universities in line with other donations they have attracted. The deadline for donations that are taken into account in the distribution of state funding is the end of June.

Sources of further information:

Managing Director Ingmar Haga, tel. +358 40 700 3518
Rector Mauri Ylä-Kotola, tel. +358 400 276 288
Liaison Manager Heikki Autto, tel. +358 50 512 3874