Ed Dutton

[The Hieno! Suomi 100 series] Interview with Dr. Ed Dutton, a Religious Studies and evolutionary psychology researcher based in Oulu.

Today, as part of The Hieno! Suomi 100 series on “What is Finnish-ness”, we feature Dr. Ed Dutton, a Religious Studies and evolutionary psychology researcher based in Oulu. Enjoy the interview!~

[The Hieno! Suomi 100] Interview with Saku Tuominen, entrepreneur, innovator, creative director, executive producer, author, keynote speaker…(ran out of space)

Today, as part of The Hieno! “What is Finnish-ness” series celebrating Suomi 100 in 2017, we feature Saku Tuominen. Saku is an idealist, entrepreneur, innovator, creative director, executive producer, author, keynote speaker, curator, olive oil producer, karaoke-person…Enjoy the interview!♡

gareth rice

[The Hieno! Suomi 100 series] Interview with Professor Alf Rehn, an accomplished academic and internationally ranked thought-leader in innovation and creativity.

The Hieno! is the official partner of the Finland 100 independence programme:What is “Finnish-ness”? endorsed by the Prime Minister’s Office. Today we have Professor Alf Rehn with us to discuss about this topic. Professor Alf Rehn is an accomplished academic and an internationally ranked thought-leader in innovation and creativity, and active all over the globe as a keynote speaker and a strategic advisor. He is also a ginthusiast and a lover of trashy popular culture.

Finland can be for the ambitious: The 3 things I'd learnt from Peter Vesterbacka.

Today I will write briefly about the 3 things I’d learnt from my interview here with Peter Vesterbacka. Yeow and I were invited to Innovfest 2016 as part of the media, and Peter was one of the featured speakers. That’s how we got to interview him. I always reflect on nuggets of wisdom from interviewees whom…

Finnish Universities are lazy and inefficient?

Hey folks! Tonight I will be writing about the recent funding cuts involving Finnish universities because I honestly am pissed off. A Summary: Under the name of (economic) “austerity”, the current Finnish government headed by the 3 “S”–Juha Sipila (Keskusta), Alexander Stubb (Kokoomus) and Timo Soini (Perussuomalaiset) suggested cuts amounting to €500 million (US$556 million)…

Interview with Irmeli Halinen: The Success of Finnish Primary Education

Today, The Hieno! features an interview with Ms. Irmeli Halinen, the Head of Curriculum Development of the Finnish National Board of Education, who shares some invaluable insights to the success of the primary education system in Finland. The Finnish primary education system has a reputation of being one of the best and most successful in the world. It is…