Aberdeen Asset ManagementAberdeen Asset Management

Aberdeen Asset Management PLC is an international investment management group, managing assets for both institutions and private investors from offices around the world. In November 2013, Lloyds Banking Group sold Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) to Aberdeen Asset Management. The deal made Aberdeen Asset Management the largest listed fund manager in Europe, managing £350 billion.

Bank of FinlandBank of Finland

The Bank of Finland acts as Finland’s central bank, national monetary authority and member of the European System of central banks and the Eurosystem. It is the fourth oldest central bank in the world.

The main objective of the Eurosystem and Bank of Finland alike is price stability, which means maintaining a moderate rise in consumer prices. Price stability creates the prerequisites for a sound economy. In order to meet this objective, the Bank of Finland participates in the preparation and decision-making process of the Eurosystem’s monetary policy as well as implementing the policy in Finland. A broad research base provides a solid background to the Bank’s expertise in these tasks.

National Bank of BelgiumNational Bank of Belgium

The National Bank of Belgium has been the central bank of Belgium since 1850. The National Bank of Belgium was established with 100% private capital by a law of 5 May 1850 as a Société Anonyme. It is a member of the European System of Central Banks.

Pohjola BankPohjola Bank

OP-Pohjola Group is the leading financial services group in Finland. OP-Pohjola Group is made up of 218 member cooperative banks and OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative which they own, including its subsidiaries and closely related companies. Pohjola Bank plc is the Central Cooperative’s most significant subsidiary acting as OP-Pohjola Group’s central bank responsible for liquidity and international operations for the Group.

VarmaVarma Mutual Pension Insurance Company

Varma provides pension insurance for Finnish work. It takes care of the pension provision for private sector employees and self-employed persons. Varma customers include about 850000 employees, self-employed persons and pensioners from over 60000 workplaces.

Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company is the largest earnings-related pension insurer and investor in Finland. Varma’s mission is to accumulate and augment assets received as pension contributions in order to pay present and future pensions. Varma is a financially solvent and long-term investor whose responsibility for pension assets extends far into the future.

AktiaAktia Bank

Aktia offers a broad range of solutions in banking, asset management, insurance and real estate agencies. Aktia operates mainly in coastal areas, in the Helsinki region, and in inland growth areas.


Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.


Cargotec’s mission is to improve the efficiency of global cargo flows. The company has a global presence and local services in more than 750 sales and service locations in more than 120 countries. The brands MacGregor, Kalmar and Hiab mark the equipment, solutions and products which Cargotec provides to customers.

Cargotec improves the efficiency of global cargo flows by helping customers’ operations run more efficiently: Cargotec delivers reliable equipment and services, maximizes fleet and ship productivity, and can help in improving the overall performance of the customers’ operations with complete systems, concepts and design.

Northeastern UniversityNortheastern University, Boston

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential research university. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern today provides unprecedented experiential learning opportunities around the world. The University’s rapidly growing research enterprise is strategically aligned with three national imperatives: health, security, and sustainability.

Copenhagen Business SchoolCBS Copenhagen Business School

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) was established in 1917. Today, with 20000 students and 1500 employees, CBS is one of the largest business schools in Europe. French ratings agency Eduniversal ranked Copenhagen Business School the #1 business school in the world in 2014, followed by London Business School and Harvard Business School. Copenhagen Business School was also awarded a 5 Palmes rating, as one of 100 Universal Business Schools with Major International Influence.

Northeastern UniversityNTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), formerly the University of Trondheim, is a public research university located in the city of Trondheim, Norway. NTNU is the second largest university in Norway, and, as its name suggests, has the main responsibility for higher education in engineering and technology. In addition to engineering and the natural and physical sciences, the university offers advanced degrees in other academic disciplines ranging from the social sciences, the arts, medicine, architecture and fine art. Norwegian Nobel laureates Lars Onsager and Ivar Giaever have been associated with NTNU.

VŠEUniversity of Economics, Prague

The University of Economics, Prague (Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze) is the leading university in the field of management and economics in the Czech Republic. The University of Economics, Prague has six faculties – five in Prague and one in Jindřichův Hradec in South Bohemia. These include: the Faculty of Finance and Accounting, the Faculty of International Relations, the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Statistics and Informatics and the Faculty of Economics and Public Administration. The faculty based in Jindřichův Hradec is specialized in management. VŠE is composed of more than 19000 students who are served by about 650 academic staff as well as about 500 non-academic staff.

University of HelsinkiUniversity of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.

The university, with almost 4000 researchers and teachers, operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 17 other locations. There are 35000 students, and a further 30000 participate in adult education.

University of JyväskyläUniversity of Jyväskylä

The University of Jyväskylä is a nationally and internationally significant research university that focuses on human and natural sciences.

The core fields reflect the University’s profile and strengths. They are prioritized regarding strategic funding and structural development.

The core fields of the University of Jyväskylä are: Basic natural phenomena and the structure of matter; Education, learning, and teaching in the future; Languages, culture, and social change processes; Physical activity and wellbeing; Human technology.

University of TampereUniversity of Tampere

The University of Tampere embraces many fields of science and its research profile is extensive and multidisciplinary. There are six faculties and nine independent institutes. The University of Tampere is the biggest provider of higher education in Finland for social sciences and the accompanying administrative sciences.

Some 15200 students are currently pursuing degrees at the University of Tampere. Every year approximately one thousand master’s degrees and one hundred doctoral degrees are produced. The personnel number about 2100.

University of TurkuUniversity of Turku

The University of Turku is an ambitious, research-led university with seven faculties and internationally acknowledged expertise from humanities to medicine and natural sciences. The University is recognised for the quality of teaching, research and excellent student support services.

As one of the leading universities in Finland, the University of Turku offers study and research opportunities in seven faculties: Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Medicine, Law, Social Science, Education and Turku School of Economics. The University is a member of the Coimbra Group, a network of prestigious universities in Europe.

Aalto UniversityAalto University School of Science and Technology

The Aalto University School of Science and Technology, is the oldest university of technology in Finland and a pioneer in the field of technology in the country: its fields of education and research cover all areas of technology that are of importance to the Finnish economy.

The School of Science and Technology is involved in nine national Centres of Excellence in Research. Nominated by the Academy of Finland, the Centres of Excellence carry out research on topics ranging from nanotechnology and radio technology to bioadaptive materials and brain activity.

Lappeenranta University of TechnologyLappeenranta University of Technology

Lappeenranta University of Technology conducts scientific research and provides academic education. For decades already, Lappeenranta University of Technology has been ahead of its time, combining two fields of science that complement each other – technology and business studies. These two unique viewpoints, these two different approaches lay a fertile ground for creating new and developing the old.

The university’s areas of strength include energy efficiency and the energy market, strategic management of business and technology, scientific computing and modelling of industrial processes and expertise in Russian business and industry related to the areas above.

Tampere University of TechnologyTampere University of Technology

Tampere University of Technology conducts scientific research in technology and architecture and provides higher education within these fields. The University operates in close collaboration with business life and other facets of society and produces high-standard services within its range of tasks. Leading-edge fields of research at TUT are signal processing, nanophotonics and intelligent machines.

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