• Finnish culture
  • Aki Kaurismäki awarded best director at Berlin

    One of the most prominent Finnish movie directors, Aki Kaurismäki, won the prize for best director at Berlin. The prize was awarded for the film titled ”Toivon tuolla puolen” which translates to ”Beyond hope”, though the official (?) translation is ”The other side of hope”. It is a story about the encounter of a Finnish entrepreneur with a Syrian […]

  • Finnish culture
  • Finland got its fifth Nobel laureate: Bengt Holmström, see also the others

    A day before yesterday, Bengt Holmström, a professor at MIT, was awarded the Noble prize for work in Economics together with his colleague Oliver Hart. His contributions are mainly game theoretical investigations of incentives and contract theory. Holmström, who got his first degree in mathematics from the University of Helsinki, is the fifth Finn to […]