I have been taking an active part in societal discussions throughout my entire academic career. When I was asked, at an event, why researchers should communicate about their own work, the answer was self-evident to me: after all, the University has three main tasks, and community relations is one of them — alongside research and education. However, I have found that these tasks are not always valued equally by researchers or scientific communities. I am glad that the prizes distributed today tell a different story at the institutional level. Communicating about one’s own research is not always easy; it requires time and skills, and it may also put a researcher under a threat to various attacks due to unpleasant research results, or opinions.
Katse maahan – mitä maa voi opettaa meille taloudesta?
[Julkaistu 13.2.2019, Biodynaaminen konferenssi Goetheanumissa, Sveitsissä 6.-9.2.2019] Osallistuin menneenä viikkona biodynaamisen liikkeen vuosittaiseen maatalouden konferenssiin Sveitsissä, Goetheanumissa. Otsikolla "Land and Economy, Agriculture between the land and the world” kulkevan konferenssin teemana oli tänä vuonna talous. Avauspuheenvuorossaan Ueli Hurter totesi, että maatalous tarjoaa erityisen paikan tarkastella taloutta, sillä se tuo maan keskeiseksi osaksi talouden tarkastelua. Mitä …
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Lectio Praecursoria: Introductory lecture of doctoral defence 5.10.2018
[This lectio was presented at Aalto University School of Business on October 5, 2018 and published in Alue & Ympäristö Journal in December 2018. Lectio is a written speech to wider public. It introduces the key concepts of one's doctoral dissertation and summarizes its main arguments.] Honoured Custos, Honoured Opponent, Ladies and gentlemen, Colleagues, friends, …
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