university of Helsinki has been at the center of several controversy this week. On Wednesday Iltalehti reported that the University’s Faculty of Theology has admitted to showing bias to job seekers based on their last name.
The matter was first presented by a student in the series tweets social media on Twitter. The student accused the Faculty of Theology of selecting only candidates with a Finnish surname for the vacancies.
The faculty said after investigating the matter, they had contacted four university students about the possible organization of Islamic lessons in elementary school and that the candidates had indeed been selected on the basis of their surnames; that is, preference was given to those with a Finnish name.
The department has since apologized and called the actions taken “wrong” and stated that students should not have to deal with discrimination under any circumstances. It has also said it will contact other Islamic students about job opportunities.
Earlier this week, the University of Helsinki received a backlash on social media after being accused of tolerance. racist behavior. The discussion began when a German exchange student shared a post criticizing geography students for portraying the characters in the Finnish board game Star of Africa (Star of Africa) at a campus event on Instagram.
The message sparked several heated debates about the popular game of colonialism and slavery, and the university pondered the issue. Twitter.