SYL100 – hundred years of student advocacy

The National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL) turns 100 years old in 2021. The National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL) represents approximately 130,000 university students in Finland. All student unions in Finnish universities are members of SYL. SYL was established in 1921 to promote student well-being and the role and status of students in society.

Throughout its existence, SYL has tirelessly defended and looked after the interests of university students in Finland as their only interest group. The student meal subsidy, student health care and student financial aid are just some examples of SYL’s achievements.

As part of the big anniversary year, we will compile the 100-year history of SYL into an interesting publication, so that future generations may also look back on the history and achievements of the university student movement. To celebrate the anniversary year, we will also film a documentary featuring memorable interviews, snippets from SYL’s history, and a compact look at the future of the organisation.

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