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Geography educator

Olavi Johannes Granö, Finnish geography educator. Member of Finnish Academy of Sciences (president 1994-1995), Swedish Academy of Sciences, Academy Europaea, Geography Society Estonian (honorary), Finnish Society History of Sciences and Learning (honorary), Geography Society Turku (honorary), Geography Society Finland (honorary), Geography Society South Sweden (honorary), Royal Geography Society (honorary; correspondent).

Background

Granö, Olavi Johannes was born on May 27, 1925 in Helsinki, Finland. Son of J. Gabriel and Hilma (Ekholm) Granö.

Education

Student, Turku and Helsinki University. Doctor of Philosophy, Helsinki University. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Torun University, Poland.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Abo Akademi, Turku and Tartu, Estonia.

Career

Assistant professor geografic Helsinki University and Helsinki School of Economics, 1948-1957. Associate professor geografic Turku University, 1958-1961, professor, 1962-1984, chancellor, 1984-1994. President Archipelago Research Institute, 1965-1984.

President Finnish National Research Council for Sciences, 1964-1969. President Center Board Research Councs., Academy Finland, 1970-1973. Member Science Policy Council, 1964-1974.

President Advisory Committee for Research Nordic Council Ministers, 1976-1982, Council of the Institute Migration, 1987-1999, honorary president, 2000. Fellow (one of twelve) Academy Finland, 1980. Visiting fellow Clare Hall, Cambridge University, 1982.

Membership

Member of Finnish Academy of Sciences (president 1994-1995), Swedish Academy of Sciences, Academy Europaea, Geography Society Estonian (honorary), Finnish Society History of Sciences and Learning (honorary), Geography Society Turku (honorary), Geography Society Finland (honorary), Geography Society South Sweden (honorary), Royal Geography Society (honorary. Correspondent).

Connections

Married Eeva Kaleva, 1953. 2 children.

father:
J. Gabriel Granö

mother:
Hilma (Ekholm) Granö

spouse:
Eeva Kaleva