More than perfect Finland (Joensuu) experience :)

It was my first visit to Finland and it started in Helsinki with such nice and unobtrusive Nordic design where ever you take a look. The train ride from Helsinki to Jounsuu, then, was a very nice opportunity to enjoy the beautiful landscapes.

Our first meeting at UEF started as it was written there really: “state of smart”! In the “middle of knowhere” I met such nice, polite and great colleagues. In their company all five of us (3 teaching and 2 administrative stuff) enjoyed our time so much.

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Pitch your way to the peak and ski down with the money!

Last week I had the pleasure to travel to the beautiful city of Tahko where I attended the Tahko Ski Lift Pitch¬† in order to support my colleague Anna in representing UEF (one of the event’s main sponsors). Organized for the second time this year, the event brought together young and promising entrepreneurs and their start-up businesses with¬† investors and business coaches. The excellent idea behind this unique event which distinguishes it from other start-up events like the famous Slush? The most important things are happening in a ski lift! Continue reading Pitch your way to the peak and ski down with the money!

Vappu on tulossa: Portraits from the Breathless Zoo of the Nature

Although photos are meant to be understood around the world without the need for words, please allow me to cover up a bit the title of this post.

I have always desired to live somewhere with four actual distinct seasons and although at this high-latitudes the¬†longest and several months long is the winter, Savo is a cool place to live. Moreover Finland’s¬†residents may not think as much of the country’s weather like we do, but this harsh and cold season is sometimes really hard to cope with for a Mid European immigrant, when the sun is occasionally and only shortly flooding into the space.

However, winter seems to be finally over these days. Now ‚ÄúVappu‚ÄĚ is upon us, soft weather on its way and everything is changing in our mind as well. Therefore, I thought it might be fun to share pictures of ‚Äúpulseless animals‚ÄĚ. Do not be in panic. I am far from finding it funny to take¬† photos of dead, breathless animals or samples made via taxidermy (preserving¬†animals¬†in lively postures). For me, photography is not only related to my job (as a scientist/morphologist). It is sometimes more than a passion, it is the frame in which I can relax. How do I achieve that?¬† Continue reading Vappu on tulossa: Portraits from the Breathless Zoo of the Nature