What is WiO?

Wiipurilainen Osakunta is the oldest Finnish speaking of the 15 student nations at the University of Helsinki. The nations has been active since its founding in 1653. Originally the student nations were founded to keep an eye on the ”lively students”.

Today Wiiipurilainen Osakunta gathers students, mostly from the province of South Karelia but also other parts of the country, under the same roof to spend time in a multi-faceted community. The nation offers versatile activities to its members, everything from regular meetings to culture, sports not to forget smaller and larger academic celebrations. The student nation, or WiO for short, has at the moment 190 members.

Wiipurilainen Osakunta’s mission is to unite the nation members, maintain relations to the native region and cherish the Karelian culture.

In the student nation’s apartment lodge also Karjalainen Osakunta and Kymenlaakson Osakunta. In the apartment are at your disposal TV, Playstation, DVD-player, a computer with and a grand piano.

Wiipurilainen Osakunta has become another home to many students. Welcome!

If you have any questions, please e-mail to the address foreignaffairs@wiipurilainenosakunta.fi.