Three Aalto students awarded Fulbright grants to top US universities
The highly valued grant will enable graduate studies and research at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology starting this fall.
Antti Surma-aho (left), Henrik Ilvesmäki, and Jori Lemettinen at the Fulbright Finland Award Ceremony held at the Helsinki City Hall 16 May. Photo by Studio Terho Photography.
The Fulbright Finland Foundation awarded M.Sc. (tech.) Antti Surma-aho, M.Sc. (tech.) Jori Lemettinen, and B.Arch. Henrik Ilvesmäki with travel grants ranging from $12 000 to $20 000. Surma-aho and Lemettinen will be carrying out one-year research projects at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and are currently pursuing their doctoral degrees at Aalto University in the Schools of Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Ilvesmäki will pursue two concurrent Master’s degrees at Harvard University in 2018–2020 and is currently finalizing his Master’s in architecture at Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture. The Boston area is considered a center of higher education and a world leader in innovation. The grants are in excellent agreement with Aalto University strategy with emphasis on excellence, multidisciplinarity, entrepreneurship, and societal impact.
Altogether 38 scholars, teachers, students, and professionals received a Fulbright Finland award at the Award Ceremony. The Fulbright Finland Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organization based in Helsinki, Finland, and its purpose is to promote a wider exchange of knowledge and professional talents through educational contacts between Finland and the United States. The Foundation collaborates with a range of government, foundation, university, and corporate partners on both sides of the Atlantic to design and manage study and research scholarships, leadership development programs, and internationalization services.
Fulbright Finland Foundation
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