Volume 1. No 1. 23.03.1994
Ragnar Granit Institute, P.O.Box 692, FIN-33101 Tampere, Finland
Editor: Jaakko Malmivuo, www.rgi.fi/persons/malmivuo/, ISSN: 1456-4343
The Ragnar Granit Institute News
This is the first issue of The Ragnar Granit Institute News.
The personnel of our institute has grown so large, that it is no longer
easy to inform everyone of important things during coffee-breaks.
Therefore, as we discussed a few days ago, it is necessary to establish a newsletter.
The Ragnar Granit Institute News will be published weekly on Wednesday,
provided that there is something to announce to its readers,
good principle which perhaps the daily newspa pers should also follow.
The News will be delivered to each room of our Institute. It will also be sent
outside our institute to persons and institutions whom we wish to inform of our
achievements. We will be glad to send the Ragnar Granit Institute News to
anyone who is interested in knowing what happens at the Institute.
Sometimes we will produce a special issue which will have a wider distribution.
I will serve as the Editor in Chief for the News. Anyone willing to
inform the personnel of the Institute and other readers of the News
on something official, or of more or less importance, please leave
the material with Soile no later than Monday. She will enter it in
the next issue of the News.
I hope that our new newsletter will be welcomed by all!
Establishment of The Ragnar Granit Foundation
The Ragnar Granit Foundation has been established on the initiative of
the Ragnar Granit Institute to promote bioelectromagnetism and
biomedical engineering at an international level. As founder members of
the Ragnar Granit Foundation serve the institutions, where the Finnish-born
Nobel Laureate, professor Ragnar Granit (1900 - 1991) pursued research,
or which in some other way are closely connected to his life-work. These are:
the University of Helsinki, where he studied medicine, pursued research
and served as a Professor of Physiology from 1937 to 1940,
the Academy of Finland, which awarded him the honorary degree of Academician in 1985,
the Nobelinstitute for Neurophysiology at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm,
where he served as Professor of Neurophysiol ogy from 1940 to 1967,
the Oxford University, where he conducted research in 1928 and 1932 - 1933,
the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as "fellow in medical physics" from 1929 to 1932.
In addition to the aforementioned, the Finnish Ministry of Education has made a donation
to the founding capital of the Foundation.
It is the purpose of the Foundation to promote at an international level,
basic and applied research, international education, and other development of
bioelectromagnetism and biomedical engineering. To realize its purpose the
Ragnar Granit Foundation supports The Ragnar Granit Institute and awards grants
to Finnish and international scientists and research institutes conducting research
and development within the field of the Foundation. The Founda tion also publishes
scientific publications and it supports financially scientific publishing of other institutions and persons.
The establishment of the Ragnar Granit Foundation is a very important stepforward
in the development of the education and research of bioelectromagnetism on an
international level. It also provides the Ragnar Granit Institute with a new instrument for realizing its purpose.
The fact that the founder members of the Ragnar Granit Foundation are
internationally renowned institutions is an indication of the high respect that
Ragnar Granit has in the interna tional scientific community. It is our great honour
to conduct our research in his name.