Pohjois-Pohjalainen Osakunta

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Pohjois-Pohjalainen Osakunta

Latin name Natio Ostrobothniensis Septentrionalis
Abbreviation PPO
Formation 1907
Inspector Aila Lauha
Members ca 500
Address Töölönkatu 3 A
00100 Helsinki
Website ppo.osakunta.fi

Student Nations at
Helsinki University


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Pohjois-Pohjalainen Osakunta (PPO) (English: North Ostrobothnian Nation) is one of the 15 student nations at the University of Helsinki.[1] PPO is Finnish-speaking and established in 1907. Originally formed by students from the northern former Oulu and Lapland Provinces, the nation now accepts anyone studying in the Helsinki region as a member.

Ostrobotnia House, or Botta, built in 1912 facing north

PPO formed the historical Pohjalainen Osakunta, or Österbottniska Nationen (Latin: Natio Ostrobothniensis), together with Etelä-Pohjalainen Osakunta and Vasa nation. Established in 1643, it was one of the original nations at the Royal Academy of Turku, moving to Helsinki in 1828 with the relocation of the university.[2] PPO still has close ties with the other Ostrobothnian nations.[3] Together, they share the Ostrobotnia House (pictured) in central Helsinki, one of several buildings owned by different student organizations in the city.

Famous former members of PPO include two Presidents of Finland, K. J. Ståhlberg and Urho Kekkonen.


  1. ^ Pohjois-Pohjalainen Osakunta. "Pohjois-Pohjalainen Osakunta" (in Finnish). Retrieved December 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ Osakuntien yhteisvaltuuskunta. "Osakuntien historiaa" (in Finnish). Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ Pohjois-Pohjalainen Osakunta. "Pohjois-Pohjalainen Osakunta". Retrieved July 2, 2014. 

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