Hasan Akintug will serve as an intern between late-August and early-November 2018 at the Åland Islands Peace Institute.
He is originally from Northern Cyprus and grew up in Canada. He currently studies at the University of Helsinki in the European and Nordic Studies masters program.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in political Science and Public Administration from Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey. He spent a year (2015-16) on exchange at Åbo Akademi and developed interest in the topic of Swedish language in Finland and multiculturalism in general. He has prior internship experience in research institutes in Cyprus such as The Association of Historical Dialogue and Research and IKME Sociopolitical Studies institute. He speaks Turkish and English at a native level and has prior studies in Swedish and Finnish at a basic level. He hopes to improve his Swedish skills during his internship at the institute.