A snowflake’s journey – clarity of thought and insight!
The snowflake that symbolizes the University of Lapland is born of a wealth of stories, each a crystal with a dazzle of its own. What does it mean to students, researchers, teachers, staff, visitors and partners that collectively they form the University’s snowflake? This is a story of what it is like to shine as a part of the University.
One day a water drop that wanted to learn and understand things decided to head north. It felt very small among the other drops but also had a feeling it was somehow special. As it was carried north on the winds, the water drop started hoping it would find a new home, one where it could grow, follow its own path and learn something new about itself and the world.
The spring rains came, and the water drop with them. It landed in Rovaniemi, the gateway to the Arctic, and there found its way to the University of Lapland.
The place seemed incredible. The air was invigorating and there was ample room for even the grandest of ideas. To get to know itself better, the water drop went to play on venerable Ounasvaara, watched and listened to the stir of the world around it under the Midnight Sun and in the colourful splash of the autumn forests.