Welcome to the Hjelt Foundations
The three Hjelt Foundations were created because of very important events that have considerably influenced my life.
Having lost a child due to Spina Bifida, a most traumatic experience that no family should have to go through, the Bo Hjelt Foundation for Spina Bifida in memory of Madeleine Hjelt was set up to aid research into its’ prevention.
The Bo and Kerstin Hjelt Foundation for research into Diabetes II was set up because, being a diabetic myself, I wanted to contribute to research in this field as it is increasing rapidly worldwide.
Finally, The Allan and Bo Hjelt Art Foundation was created in honour of my parents. I wanted to return to Finland some pieces of art that my Finnish-born father had collected; and to create the Falsterbonaset Open Air Museum in memory of my mother’s happy times in Falsterbo (five bronze statues by the Swedish sculptor Gudmar Olovson).
The Hjelt Foundations’ main objectives are to support scientific research and to work towards the internationalization of Finnish art life.
We congratulate the new Diabetes grant holders for 2018! Enming Zhang and Isabella Artner, Lund University Diabetes Centre – LUDC. Karim Gariani and Cecilia Jiménez Sánchez, University of Geneva. Read more
The Hjelt Lecture Series presents: Inspiring talks on Architecture in the Future in Cities with architect Eero Lundén in Helsinki and Turku on 8 and 9 November 2017. Read more