History

Nearly 100 years for promoting Finland’s success

In 1919 a group of sophisticated and future-oriented businessmen decided to set up the Foundation for Economic Education due to a concern for the future of the Helsinki School of Economics. The charter of foundation was signed in January 1920 when nationwide fund-raising also began.

A vast fund-raising campaign was run, and the funds accumulated through it made up the initial capital for the Foundation for Economic Education.

In 2010–11 the Foundation for Economic Education participated in fund-raising capital for Finnish universities by donating 25.4 million euros. Today the Foundation for Economic Education supports education and research in business and economics through an annual grant sum of some three million euros.

Our activities support important research that strives to benefit the Finnish business sphere amid the challenges posed by globalisation.