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Herlin elected Helsinki varsity’s Alumnus

Published : 20 Nov 2019, 04:04

Updated : 20 Nov 2019, 10:48

  DF Report

Press Release Photo by Helsingin Yliopiston Alumniyhdistys

The University of Helsinki Alumni Association has elected Cargotec’s chairman of the board and environmental influencer Ilkka Herlin as Alumnus of the Year 2020, said the University of Helsinki in a press release.

The Alumnus of the Year is a positive ambassador for the University of Helsinki. Each year, a person who has supported the principles of the university, appreciated its academic education and academic spirit is elected.

As the Alumnus of the Year Herlin intends to talk about the urgency of combating climate change and the collapse of biodiversity.

“Man must move from the grand systems he has created to co-exist in harmony with nature. Technology must be adapted to be part of the natural system. A major mistake in modern culture is that it has tried to control the cycle of nature,” said Herlin.