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Tapio Nurminen

Tapio Juhani Nurminen
Born May 5, 1972, Joutsa.

Master of Arts (General History), University of Helsinki, 2001
Other studies incl. Helsinki School of Economics

Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, 1995–1999
Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, 2000–2003
Communications Department, University of Helsinki, 2003–2004
Managing Director, Flo Apps Ltd 2005-

Publications, awards and special achievements
Joutsan veteraanimatrikkeli (’Register of Joutsa war veterans’), 2006
Article on Teloitettu totuus (’Executed truth’, a monograph on the Continuation War), 2008
Foreword to ”Sotilaat. Taistelemisesta, tappamisesta ja kuolemisesta” (‘Soldiers. Fighting, killing and dying’), 2011
Article on Kirjeitä sodasta (‘Letters about war’), 2015
Main Prize, Apps For Democracy Finland, Nomen Est Omen – application, 2009
Special mention, Apps For Development, World Bank, World Bank Widget-app, 2011
Silver Medal, Open Data Challenge, for Nomen Est Omen–app, 2011

Photo: Sandra Lundgren
Written by Tapio Nurminen, Kaija Hartikainen (ed.)

My Best Memories at the University of Helsinki

There are so many memories from my student days that it is hard to choose the best. One moment that stuck in my mind was when the student organisation Kronos turned 50 in November of 1995. There were about 300 people celebrating at the event in the Old Student House, including the famous historian Eino Jutikkala. The party went on all night, and when I left in the morning to look for a ride home, the city was pure white from the snow that had fallen overnight.

During the evening we swore to each other that we would be at Kronos’s 100th anniversary. I calculated that we would be about 70 years old. That night gave me a perspective on life. Generations change but luckily some things – like student organisations – stay the same!

Photo: Aino Kuhmonen​.


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