Jari Niemelä, former Rector of the University, passed away in July. The University is to fly flags at half-mast on the day of his funeral to honour his memory.
Jari Niemelä, Professor of Urban Ecology, was Rector of the University of Helsinki from 2018 to 2022 and retired late this spring. He passed away after a prolonged illness at the age of 64 on 5 July 2022.
Jari Niemelä’s funeral will be held on 5 August with only immediate family attending. At the family’s request, instead of flowers his memory may be honoured by making a donation to the University of Helsinki sustainability fund or to WWF Finland.
Donations to the sustainability fund can be made online