An award promoting Finnish academic texts within reach for Kirsti Jylhä
The Kone Foundation's Vuoden Tiedekynä is an annual award for an academic article that demonstrates exemplary use of the Finnish language. The aim of the award is to support and increase the appreciation of academic writing in Finnish and to make scientific discoveries more accessible.
This year eight texts have been chosen to compete from 100 nominated academic articles published in 2020. One of them is written by Kirsti Jylhä, researcher in psychology, together with several research colleagues. The text has the English title "A climate of anxiety or enthusiasm? Means of climate communication and -education for coping with climate anxiety" and ins part of the book Future of the planet and the rights of the child which was published by the Office of the Ombudsman for Children in Finland. The book is only available in Finnish but might be translated into Swedish och English.
The award was presented for the first time in 2010 and is presented on a rotating basis to an author or authors of an article written in Finnish in the fields of humanities, social sciences and environmental research. The award is worth EUR 25,000 and is the biggest academic writing award in Finland.