Foundation

Owners

Borgå folkakademi is a joint stock holding company formed in 2005 through a merger of Borgå folkhögskola and Svenska folkakademin. The school is owned by Stiftelsen Svenska folkakademin (48%), Borgå City (38%), Sibbo Community (12%) and the association Minnesvårdarna (2%).

Borgå folkakademi was the first folkhögskolan in Finland. The school was founded 10.10.1889 on the initiative of J.E. Strömborg. Strömborg is perhaps most known for his work “Biografi över J.L. Runeberg” (Biography of JL Runeberg)

Board

Torbjörn Blomqvist, Chairman (Borgå stad)

Ulf Lindholm, Vice Chairman (Stiftelsen Svenska folkakademin)

Pia Hansson (Borgå stad)

Staffan Björkell (Stiftelsen Svenska folkakademin)

Ove Blomqvist (Borgå stad)

Kjell Grönqvist (Sibbo kommun)

Bodil Lund (Borgå stad)

Lars Lundsten (Stiftelsen Svenska folkakademin)

Stefan Sandström (Sibbo kommun)

Heidi Wallgren (Minnesvårdarna r.f.)

Rating alfa

Rating Alfa is an international tool which measures a business’ creditworthiness and economic stability. Since 2008 Borgå folkakademi has ranked as one of Finland’s strongest.