Professor of the Year
In early 2015, the Finnish Union of University Professors appointed Maria Lähteenmäki as Professor of the Year. She is the second Finnish history researcher to receive the award. Lähteenmäki's research into the history of northern areas is pioneering.
"Maybe they wanted to reward me for spotting this trend and its importance a bit earlier than others."
For her, recognition from her colleagues was valuable.
"This kind of recognition from colleagues is not easy to come by, so naturally I'm extremely happy about it."