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!