Research and development

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TLDR: Master’s in Theology in 2005, majored in Comparative Religion. Studied religions and cultures in Kathmandu, Nepal. Many RDI processes in higher education, see About > CV for publications. PhD student in Education with the topic of understanding blockchain.   This section is closely linked with several others in My Work, but I thought to have […]

Arts

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TLDR: I play the guitar and have written a lot of songs. I have always loved any Arts. Creativity has not literally paid for my meals, but somehow you cannot breathe without it. I need to update this section later, but for now a quick roundup of the most meaningful things. I have played the […]

Web design and coding

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TLDR: I have designed and created these pages myself. I can code something but mainly I am more comfortable talking about the nuances of cool CS issues than actually deploying stuff. I can easily help you in your hardware or networking issues at home or if you are suffering from hypersensitivity to electromagnetic fields (EMF).  […]

Humanitarian work

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TLDR: I have been active in an organization with an aim to end caste-based discrimination. Volunteering in the Dalit Solidarity Network in Finland From 2013 to 2018 I was active in a Finnish human rights organization, the Dalit Solidarity Network in Finland (DSNFI). It is a voluntary organization that works to eradicate caste-based discrimination. DSNFI […]

Theology and religious studies

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TLDR: I am a Christian with an Eastern twist. I have studied and taught theology and religious studies. I am an ordained pastor of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland. Early years as a Christian I have believed in God for as long as I remember. I always had a child’s simple faith and wanted to […]

Project evaluation

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TLDR: I do development cooperation and other project evaluations.  In 2010 there was an internal call for an evaluation project. The project was initiated by Dr. Heikki Hiilamo and involved an external evaluation of a Finnish-Nepalese non-governmental organization development project. The goal of the project was to reduce harmful effects of tobacco and smoking in […]

Grants and project management

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TLDR: I’ve been in projects of first 20K, then 100K, then 0,5 MEUR and finally 1 MEUR. Organic growth, right? Experience in applying for Erasmus+ EU grants as well as getting down to the nitty-gritty of grassroot project life.  I see my growth in project work as one of steady and constant progress. Baby steps: […]

Sustainability

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TLDR: I have both professional and personal success stories to tell in the field of sustainable development. Still, that’s clearly not enough. I want to promote radical ways to do what needs to be done for the climate and social inequality. See also the Trashalyzer plastic collection app that won the first prize in a […]

Blockchain

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TLDR: My PhD on Education is about understanding the Ethereum blockchain platform. I follow the space closely. You can book me to explain what blockchains are about and what they mean for your field. In spring 2017 I was desperately looking for something new intellectually. I had become father for the fourth time and although […]

International education

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TLDR: I am an expert in the internationalization of higher education, particularly between Finland, Nepal and Vietnam. I can help you with go-to-market strategies and finding the right partners. Or if you’re based in Finland and looking for a reliable partner, look no further. I worked in a Finnish University of Applied Sciences from 2005 […]