Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Press release 5/2021
President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö will pave the way for the upcoming Kultaranta Talks by exchanging thoughts with students on great power politics, climate change and the international economy. The university tour under the Kultaranta title will be organised jointly with the University of Lapland, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT and Aalto University.
“We’ll talk about human responsibilities; the future must be secured,” says President Niinistö, summing up the basic idea of the discussion series.
The Kultaranta tour starts on Wednesday, 21 April at the University of Lapland with the title “Great power politics is intensifying: How do we safeguard Finland?” The discussion topic at LUT University on Monday, 26 April will be “Combating climate change is a human responsibility”. The final discussion of the tour will take place at Aalto University on 28 April on the topic “Money is increasing and technology is revolutionising: Will the economic order change?”
The discussions that are arranged by remote connection, can be followed live in Finnish at the address presidentti.fi/kultaranta. Video recordings with Swedish and English subtitles will be published later on at the Office of the President of the Republic’s website.
Dates and times:
- Wednesday, 21 April at 11 am–12 noon, University of Lapland
- Monday, 26 April at 11 am–12 noon, LUT University
- Wednesday, 28 April at 11 am–12 noon, Aalto University
The Kultaranta university tour will pave the way for the Kultaranta Talks, to be held later this year.