President Niinistö to be guardian of Tempaus2016

President of Finland Sauli Niinistö will be guardian of the Tempaus2016 project.

Tempaus events are a way for students to influence current affairs using people power with a twinkle in their eye, yet with serious intent. The purpose of Tempaus2016 is to draw attention to the state of basic education in Finland. The intent is to stimulate public discussion about it and ensure that the level of basic education in Finland shall be maintained also in the future.

Tempaus will be organized at the turn of October-November 2016. The aim is to have student participants visit all 2,400 comprehensive schools over two days to implement a pre-planned program together with the pupils. Tempaus will climax in a big Tempaus Party in the Helsinki metropolitan area. The party will bring together proponents of education and others interested in the topic.

Tempaus is coordinated by a group of Aalto University students. The project is backed by the Aalto University student union AYY, Aalto University, the Trade Union of Education in Finland (OAJ), Lastenklinikoiden kummit ry, Aalto University Business Students (KY) and the Association of Aalto University Students of Arts, Design and Architecture (TOKYO).

For more information:

Tempaus section coordinator Niko Ferm,, tel. 050 994 3120

Tempaus section communications officer Noora Vänttinen,, 040 7316120

Tempaus2016 in social media


Instagram: @Tempaus2016
Twitter: @Tempaus2016

Hashtags: #Tempaus2016, #aarre