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Wishing you strength, Jari – Participate in our get-well campaign and send your well-wishes to the Rector!


Rector Jari Niemelä has taken sick leave because he has been diagnosed with a tumour, with treatments begun immediately. The Rector disclosed the matter to the entire University community in an open letter. Vice Rector Sari Lindblom will deputise for the Rector during his sick leave.

HYY wants to wish Jari strength during his recovery – which is why we are collecting well-wishes from students until 18 February and will deliver the messages we receive to the Rector!

You can send your well-wishes to Jari through HYY by 18 February by following these instructions:

1.    Send your well-wishes using this form.

2.    Come and sign a card for Jari in HYY’s Services Office (please note the opening hours).

3.    Bring your own card to HYY’s Services Office.

HYY will deliver your well-wishes!

In HYY's interview Jari Niemelä has revealed that his spirit animal is raccoon.

Picture: Krista Holm