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Nokia Foundation and the Fulbright Center create a new Distinguished Chair for American scholars


Nokia Foundation and the Fulbright Center create a new Distinguished Chair for American scholars

Helsinki, Finland - Nokia Foundation and the Fulbright Center have signed an agreement creating a new Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair, which brings American scholars in Information and Communications Technologies to lecture in Finnish universities.

The first Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair recipient will arrive in Finland during the academic year 2010-2011.

The Nokia Foundation was formed in 1995 and supports the scientific development of information and telecommunications technologies and promotes education in the sector in Finland. This year, the Nokia Foundation awarded 76 scholarships totaling EUR 399 000, and granted its 2008 award to Aapo Kyrölä and Sampo Karjalainen, the founders of Sulake Corporation Inc., which is best known for its Habbo virtual world and online community.

The Fulbright Center is a non-profit service organization that specializes in academic exchange between Finland and North America. Annually the Fulbright Center awards over EUR 600 000 in grants and scholarships. The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious academic exchange programs in the world. More than 285 000 scholars, students and professionals from over 155 countries have participated in the Fulbright Program since it began in 1946. Prominent Fulbright alumni include Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Umberto Eco, Milton Friedman, Javier Solana, Väinö Linna, Leif Segerstam and Max Jakobson.

About Nokia
Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business mobility and more. Developing and growing our offering of consumer Internet services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software, is a key area of focus. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.


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