Student Sports 100 Seminar

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Location: Sporttitalo / verkossa

The Finnish Academic Sports Federation (Suomen Akateeminen Urheiluliitto, SAUL) was founded on the 1st of February 1924. A hundred years later the organisation goes by the name the Finnish Student Sports Federation and invites you to celebrate the official hundredth birthday of student sports at a centenary seminar. We will enjoy a shared breakfast and be led by panellists in a discussion on the wellbeing of students and the sports culture which permeates everyday life at universities.

We will celebrate the 100 years of the Finnish Student Sports Federation on 1.2.2024 at 8:30–11am with a panel debate on the entire university community’s role in increasing wellbeing and improving learning results and a sense of community through physical activity.

The seminar will be organised as an in-person breakfast event (spaces are limited) and as a webinar for remote participation.


  • Mio Kortelainen, 2024 President of the Finnish Student Sports Federation
  • Mervi Vidgrén, President at Savonia University of Applied Sciences
  • Mika Suikki, Director of UniSport
  • Jukka Tirri, Special Advisor on the Finnish Olympic Committee’s audit of universities with a positive attitude towards top-level athletes