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History of science educator

Anto Heikki Albert Leikola, Finnish history of science educator.

Background

Leikola, Anto Heikki Albert was born on June 8, 1937 in Helsinki, Finland. Son of Erkki Ensio and Elli (Suolahti) Leikola.

Education

Candidate Phil., University Helsinki, 1959. Magazine Phil., University Helsinki, 1960. License Phil., University Helsinki, 1961.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Helsinki, 1963.

Career

Assistant department zoology University Helsinki, 1960-1963, 73-85. Research assistant State Commission Natural Science, Helsinki, 1964-1968. Head nonfiction department Werner Söderström Publications, 1968-1972.

Acting professor history of science University Oulu, Finland, 1980, 83. Senior researcher University Helsinki, 1984-1985, professor history of science, 1988-1997. Lecturer development biology University Helsinki, 1972-1988.

Lecturer history of science University Oulu, 1980-2002, University Helsinki, 1998-2002.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: History of the University of Helsinki, 1987-1991. Author (with others) biology textbooks, several collections of essays. Translator numerous books from various languages into Finnish.

      Contributor essays, reviews, articles and science papers to professional publications.

Membership

Executive board directors, advisory board Finnish Cultural Foundation, Helsinki, 1968-1991. Executive board directors World Wildlife Fund, Helsinki, 1977-1986. Member Finnish United Nations Educational Commission, Helsinki, 1987-1995.

Chairman citizens' delegate for Martti Ahtisaari's presidential campaign, 1993-1994. Member International Academy History of Science, Finnish Nonfiction Writers' Union (honorary member. Executive board 1983-1990), Finnish Society History of Science and Ideas (honorary, chairman 1976-1997), Finnish Society Sciences, Latvian Academy of Sciences (foreign).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: nature photography.

Connections

Married Helka Leena Marjatta Huttunen, February 21, 1959. Children: Markus, Anna.

father:
Erkki Ensio Leikola

mother:
Elli (Suolahti) Leikola

spouse:
Helka Leena Marjatta Huttunen

children:
Anna Leikola

Markus Leikola