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Mikko Myllykoski

Mikko Markus Myllykoski
Born December 25, 1963, Vammala

Bachelor of arts 1993, Master of Arts 1998 (general history), University of Helsinki
Doctoral student of art history 2012–, University of Helsinki

Experience Director 2002–, Heureka Science Centre
Head of design 1999–2002, senior designer 1994–99 and designer 1990–94, Heureka Science Centre
University of Helsinki history project research assistant 1990

President of the Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists (FASEJ) 2015–
President of the Società Dante Alighieri (comitato di Helsinki) 2008–12
President of the Finnish Inter Press Service 1994–2000

Research themes:
Travel-literature themed Master’s thesis on Mrs Alec Tweedie’s 1896 Finnish travelogue
Doctoral dissertation (in progress) on the exhibition Dialogue in the Dark as a radical social innovator

State Award for Public Information for the exhibition Nordic Explorers 1997 (together with Jouko Koskinen)

Recognition for Heureka Science Centre exhibitions:
Employer of the month award from the Ministry of Labour for recruiting 45 visually-impaired guides for the exhibition Dialogue in the Dark

Association of Finnish Aviation Journalists Follow Me award for the exhibition Flight! 2003

Association of Science and Technology Centers’ Roy L.Shafer Leading Edge Award for Visitor Experience for the exhibition Heureka Goes Crazy 2014

Photo: Pinja Myllykoski
Written by
Mikko Myllykoski (Riitta-Ilona Hurmerinta ed.)
Translated by Matthew Billington

Alumni activity provided a reason to return to the university

Mikko Myllykoski took part in the Constructive Partnership project of the Faculty of Arts in 2010–2011. With the help of alumni working in various fields, the project explored how teaching at the Faculty could be improved to better answer the needs of working life. Other issues to which the project sought fresh answers were the Faculty’s community relations and the degree requirements reform.

It didn’t take much to talk Myllykoski into joining the Constructive Partnership project. A wish to help current and future students was reason enough by itself, but he thought he would also benefit from participation.

“As an alumnus, it is both easy and pleasant to return to the university. I have met fascinating people and have been able to share experiences. It’s a pleasure to take part in work like this.”

Read more about the results of the Constructive Partnership projects of the Faculty of Arts (PDF in Finnish).


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