University Management Honoured the Victims of the Acts of Violence in Turku

​– We want to express our condolences to all the victims and their families. The events of the weekend have touched people's feelings deeply. However, we cannot let events like these shake our confidence in humanity and in the peaceful development of society. The University has to promote multiculturalism and internationality more strongly than before, says Rector Kalervo Väänänen.

The moment of silence was held during the management's strategy day on Monday, 21 August. On Saturday, the University flew flags at half mast as part of a national commemoration.

Crisis Support Available for Those Affected by the Acts of Violence in Turku

The City of Turku offers crisis support to all those affected by the acts of violence in Turku on 18 August. 

If you are in need of support, please contact the crisis group on call at 02 262 6003. A crisis centre has been established at the Joint Emergency Services of the Turku University Hospital for those in need of immediate help. The address is Tyks T-hospital, Savitehtaankatu 1. The crisis centre at the emergency clinic is open for the whole of Saturday.

The University employees who are in need of crisis support can also contact the Mehiläinen Occupational Healthcare booking, tel. 010 414 0666.

The students can contact the Finnish Student Health Service, their unit in Turku is open Mon­-Thu, 8am-3pm, and 8am-2pm on Friday, tel. 046 710 1050. When the unit is closed, please contact your own health centre between 8am and 4pm. The Tyks T-Hospital, Savitehtaankatu 1, is on call during evenings and weekends, tel. 02 313 8800. 

The University Chaplains of Turku have increased their availability and preparedness to discuss the events with students. You can contact the Chaplains by phone or email: Mia Pusa, tel. 040 341 7296, and Tiina Hallikainen, tel. 040 341 7308, The Chaplains are also present on the university campuses: Mon, 21 Aug at 12–1pm (Educarium), Tue 22 Aug at 2-3pm (Kåren), Wed 23 Aug at 11am (Assarin ullakko), Thu 24 Aug at 12 (Arken), Fri 25 Aug at 12–2pm (ICT City lobby, Welcome Fair of international students).


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The article has been updated on 21 August 2017: information about the moment of silence, the Rector’s comment and the University Chaplains have been added.

Published date 8/19/2017 11:45 AM ,  Modified date 8/21/2017 10:18 AM

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