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Students organise protests on Tampere University campuses

Published on 25.9.2023
Tampere University
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Students demonstrate against the planned reductions in their financial aid on Tampere University’s campuses this week.

Keijo Hämäläinen, President of Tampere University, shares the students’ concerns about the planned reductions in financial aid.

”Students’ livelihood has a direct impact on the progress they make in their studies and whether or not they can graduate within the target time of the degrees. Direct deterioration, which affects the immediate livelihood of all students without a comprehensive structural review of the aid system, does not support the goals of graduation and responding to society’s demand for experts. It is important that there is a public debate on this issue where students, in particular, are heard,” Hämäläinen says.

The University will not intervene in the demonstrations if they go on without a hassle. The University’s management expects the demonstrations to be peaceful and not to cause any problem to the safety of other users of the premises.