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The Åbo Akademi University is a Finland-Swedish is a variety of Swedish. Until 1863 Swedish, not Finnish, was the language of jurisdiction, administration and higher education in Finland. In 1892 Finnish and Swedish became official languages with equal status, and at Finlands independence in 1917 Finnish clearly dominated in government and society. Finland has... Swedish language university, founded in 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). Events January-February January 8 - President Woodrow Wilson announces his Fourteen Points for the aftermath of World War I. January 24 - a decree of the Council of Peoples Commissars, introducing the Gregorian calendar in Russia since February... 1918 in Abo redirects here. ABO is also a major determinant of blood type Turku, Åbo in Swedish, Aboa in Latin, is a city in Finland, founded in the 13th century. The exact year of foundation is not commonly agreed, but tradtionally it is often dated from the year 1229. According to... Turku (Åbo in Swedish), The Republic of Finland ( Finnish: Suomen tasavalta, Swedish: Republiken Finland) is a Nordic country in northeastern Europe, bordered by the Baltic Sea to the southwest, the Gulf of Finland to the southeast and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west. Finland has land frontiers with Sweden, Norway and Russia and... Finland. It is one of three universities in the city, alongside the The University of Turku, located in Turku in southwestern Finland, is the second largest university in the country as measured by student enrolment. It was established in 1920. The university is a member of the Coimbra Group. Categories: Stub | Universities of Finland ... University of Turku and the Turku School of Economics and Business Administration. There are 7950 students and a staff of 1229 people (as of 2003). The Pedagogical Faculty is located in Vaasa (Vasa in Swedish, Wasa in Latin), is a city on the west coast of Finland. It received its charter in 1606, during the reign of Charles IX of Sweden. It is named after the Royal House of Vasa. Today, Vaasa has a population of 57,014 (2003), and is... Vaasa.

The university should not be confused with the Academy of Åbo, which was founded in Turku in Events December 1 - Portugal regains its independence from Spain and João IV of Portugal becomes king. Spain does not recognize the indepedence before 1668 Charles I summons and rapidly dismisses the Short Parliament in an attempt to fund the second of the Bishops Wars. November: The English Long Parliament... 1640, and is today known as the University of Helsinki is not to be confused with Helsinki University of Technology. The University of Helsinki is a university located in Helsinki, Finland. It is the largest university in Finland with the widest range of disciplines available. Around 38,000 students (including 5,500 post-graduate students) are currently... University of Helsinki.

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