Hi! My name is Niko Partanen. I'm from Finland, I study linguistics in the University of Helsinki. I travel a lot, though nowadays mainly in Lapland and Russia. I'm coming to Berlin for a conference, but I have visited the city several times before and have old friends there. So I'm happy to visit it again. I research the recent changes in culture and language in the Komi Republic of Russia. I like to learn new languages and to meet new people.