The Student Union of Hanken School of Economics (SHS), the initial name of which was ”Kamratföreningen Niord”, was founded in 1909. In the course of its history, the union has carried a great variety of names and been engaged in many different fields of activity. SHS received its current status as a veritable student union in 1979, in the process of a university reform.
Today SHS is a service and advocacy organization for its 2000+ members. SHS is an independent body defined by the Universities Act in Finnish law. All students at Hanken are members of SHS.