Olavi Granö#


Olavi Granö
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:olavi.grano 'at' nic.fi
Membership Number:663
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FINLAND
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:ograno
Elected:1989



Olavi Granö passed away April 19, 2013.

Positions Held
  • 1984-1994 Chancellor of the University of Turku
  • 1970-1974 Chairman of the Academy of Finland Research Council
  • 1974-1984 Chairman of the board of the Archipelago Research Institute
  • 1964-1974 Head of the Archipelago Research Institute
  • 1962-1988 Full Professor of geography, University of Turku
  • 1959 Associate Professor of Geography, University of Turku
  • 1957 Ph.D., Helsinki University
  • 1954-1957 Assistant, Geography School of Geography
  • 1948-1951 Helsinki University
  • 1974-1984 Chairman of the board of the Archipelago Research Institute
  • 1964-1974 Head of the Archipelago Research Institute

Fields of Scholarship
  • Coastal geography and the geography
  • History and methodology of geography
  • History of science and the sociology of science

Honours and Awards
  • 1992 Honorary member of the University of Turku Student Union
  • since 1989 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • since 1985 Member of the Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • since 1980 Honorary Member of London's Royal Geographical Society
  • 1980 Academicians title
  • the chairman of the Academy of Finland Research Council from 1970 to 1974
  • awarded the title of Academician


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