Summary of the Univerisity seminar on Jan 19th, 2018/JN:

Thank you for coming to this old city

to share your thoughts about university

to give speeches in its honor

in the midst of your daily labor

It is great to be among friends

when we are facing new trends

among them flagships

demand on leadership.

pressure to get scholarships

Deans are pushing for international publishing

in journals with high ranking

and more efficient supervising

In Finland’s Academy open access

is the key to success.

To tell the truth, contradicting conditions

are the norm in higher education.

We are changing entrance examination

to curriculum leading to Master.

Would the progress be faster

with a separate program access

completing the Bologna process

The creation of new knowledge

should all standpoints acknowledge.

We have been today bilingual,

and quite intellectual.

Also gender, race or age

should not be a cage

but as a source of experience

enriching work of science.

University is for us precious

but conditions often precarious.

Among all academic hardship

it is wonderful to have your friendship!