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HYY awards the bilingual act of the year


The university of Helsinki is officially bilingual (Finnish and Swedish). HYY honours a person or organization that has promoted bilingualism at the university with the prize “Bilingual act of the year”. The winner is published at the Finnish Swedish Heritage Day on 6 November.


If you know, for instance, a student organization that functions well in both Finnish and Swedish or if you have attended a good bilingual course, then please let us know.


Suggestions should be sent to board member Mats Ittonen (mats.ittonen(at) by 31 October. The suggestions should include a short description of what the person or organization has done for bilingualism.