Mayor of Espoo Jukka Mäkelä is awarded an honorary doctorate at Aalto University

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2019-05-29 9:35

Aalto University’s doctoral conferment ceremonies for the fields of art and technology will take place 13 and 14 June 2019 in Dipoli in Otaniemi.

Mayor Jukka Mäkelä is grateful for this honor. “For Espoo, cooperation with residents, universities and companies is highly important. This has made us the most intelligent community in the world, ”says Mäkelä. The city of Espoo was named The Most Intelligent Community in the world in June 2018.

Jukka Mäkelä’s studies in Otaniemi focused on materials and rock engineering. He studied the construction of the metro in his master’s thesis and graduated in 1992. In 2007, following a long career at TEK, Mäkelä was elected to Parliament, where his duties included a seat on the Education and Culture Committee. He served as the chair of the Espoo City Council during 2009–2010 and was appointed Mayor of the City of Espoo on 1 January 2011.

Aalto University: Mayor of Espoo Jukka Mäkelä, video Artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila and 13 other influencers in the fields of technology, art and society are awarded an honorary doctorate at Aalto University