Flags to be flown at half-mast in memory of former Rector Jari Niemelä on 5 August

University of Helsinki

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.

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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

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