Dr Aki Salo pledges legacy to Bath

CAMERA Dr Aki Salo pledges legacy to Bath

Former CAMERA Co-Investigator Dr Aki Salo, a Reader in the Department for Health until 2019, has pledged his UK assets to the University in his Will. The assets include a flat in Bath’s city centre.

During his time at Bath, Aki specialised in research in sports biomechanics and his legacy will enable this important research to be continued. The funds from the gift will be endowed, and the annual income from this investment will be used to support PhD scholarships.

Aki says “The reason I was lucky enough to buy a property in Bath 20 years ago was thanks to my job at the University. I’m delighted to be able to give back to the institution that has played an important part in my life and to support continuing research in a field that means a lot to me.”

He adds: “I’m healthy and planning to live a long time, but it’s always good to plan for the future. Anyone could leave a small or larger gift to benefit future students.”

Aki has created a separate will for his assets in his native Finland, which he has pledged to the Finnish Olympic Fund.

He has also previously supported students at Bath through the creation of the endowed Aki Salo Prize for Excellence, which awards £250 annually to the best overall student on the MSci Sport and Exercise Science course.

Aki spent 21 years at the University of Bath lecturing in Sports and Exercise Science in addition to his research.  This saw him working as a Co-Investigator in a 5 year CAMERA project working with the Department of Computer Science fusing technology and elite sport.

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