RTE 2.9.2017 00:00:00 Students from two of the largest university campuses in Finland have taken to the streets to protest against the plans of the government to change the name of their university.
The protest at the University of Turku, which will change its name from the Finnish University of the Far North, began in the morning on Tuesday.
“This is a new university, this is a brand new university,” said Karolina Tuohimaa, the head of the Students’ Federation of Turkut.
“We don’t want a name change that has nothing to do with our history.”
Inaugurated in the early 1970s, the university is one of the oldest in Finland.
According to its website, it was founded in 1894 as a medical school in Turku.
It became an autonomous university in the 1990s and became the first Finnish university in 1995.
Students have been protesting against the government’s decision for years.
On January 1, 2017, the University’s governing council adopted a resolution calling on the government not to change its official name.
In a statement to the media on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the University said that the university would be changing its name to the Far Northern University of Science and Technology, which has the same title.
The spokesperson said the university was not going to change it until the Government has given its response to the resolution.
The statement said that it would consider changing its official title to the “Far Northern University” until the government provided a clear statement about the plans for a new name.
The university’s current name is the Finnish National University of Technology (Toluvaisuittaa).
The resolution passed on January 1 was also approved by the university’s board of governors.
The decision to change a university name has been a controversial issue for Finland for years, with students demanding it be changed after the university said it would change its nickname to the University College of the Future in 2015.
The opposition to the changes has been strong, with a petition launched on December 1 asking the government and the university to reconsider the decision to name the university.
Earlier this month, the government withdrew its recommendation to change university names and replace them with a new, more inclusive name.
“There’s a long history of this,” said Jukka Kukkonen, a professor of education and history at Töösös University.
“It’s not something new.
It’s been happening for a long time.”
Tuohimea told RTE that the change would affect her students.
“I don’t think that it will change anything in terms of the name, it’s not a problem,” she said.
“They will continue to call it ‘the university’.
The name has nothing on the history of the university.” “
The university has been called ‘the college of the future’ for decades.
The name has nothing on the history of the university.”
The opposition has been largely met with support from the university community.
“In our tradition, we always say that we’re going to protect the history, we are going to fight for the future, so that the name will stay,” Tuohimesa said.
The government’s proposal for a name has sparked widespread anger in the university and among some students.
Tuohimsa said that students are concerned that the new name will change the way the university operates and make it harder for students to enter the university or graduate.
“Students are angry because it will make it more difficult to graduate, to become a doctor or a scientist, which is what we want,” she told Rte.
“But we also want the name to remain.
And we will fight for that name.”
The government spokesperson said that changes to the name have not been made on a voluntary basis and the decision has been taken by the governing council.
Tuoui said that there is a lot of opposition to change names on campus, especially among students, and that the changes would have a negative effect on the students and the institution.
“That’s why they changed the name,” she explained.
“When they decided to change that, they decided it would affect the students, but the students will still be able to access it.
The changes are not voluntary.
They’re a deliberate change.
And they’re going against the wishes of the students.
That’s why we’ve had to call this a referendum, because the changes will affect the university in a negative way.”
According to Tuohimana, the decision is a response to students’ protests.
“Our students have made a lot more noise than we expected, and they’re not satisfied with it,” she added.
Tuuhimesa and Tuohmäki have been among the most vocal and vocal students protesting against plans to change Finland’s name.
On February 1, the Finnish parliament passed a resolution asking the Government to reconsider its decision to rename the university, which was originally named the National University.
It has since been renamed the Finnish State University