Board of Examiners

The Board of Examiners processes requests for rectifications of decisions concerning student admission, study credits, tuition fees and the accreditation of studies taken elsewhere (Universities Act section 27). ​

Rector has appointed Board of Examiners on 6.9.2011 under section 4 of the University of Oulu Education Regulations.

Members

By Rector's decision on University of Oulu Board of Examiners composition until 31.12.2017 is as follows:

Member

Vice Member

Chair Professor Keijo Ruotsalainen, ITEE

Professor Jyrki Mäkelä, FMed

Vice-chair professor Jukka Hakkola, FMed

Lecturer Matti Peltola, ITEE

Lecturer Henry Oinas-Kukkonen, FHum

Lecturer Maarit Siromaa

Lecturer Tapio Tenhu, FEdu

Lecturer Essi Vuopala

Coordinator Helena Tirri, FSci

Lecturer Kari Myllylä

Lecturer Markku Pulkkinen, OBS
 

Lecturer Juha Huikari

​Teaching Coordinator Riitta Kamula, UniOGS

​Coordinator Niina Timosaari, UniOGS

Chief Academic Officer Minna Hallia, Academic Affairs 

Chief Academic Officer Helena Seppälä

Natural Sciences student Jussi Vaara, 
Student Union of the University of Oulu 

Economics student ​Miina-Anniina Heiskanen,
Student Union of the University of Oulu ​

The secretary for the Board of Examiners is Ms Tanja Kähkönen, vice secretary Ms Titta Koski from Academic Affairs. 

Requests for rectification concerning study credits, the accreditation of studies taken elsewhere, and student admission

Recrifications of credits 

A student who is dissatisfied with the assessment of his or her study attainment may address a spoken or written request for rectification to the instructor who made the assessment. Rectification must be requested within 14 days of the student being in a position to be informed of the results of the assessment and the application of assessment criteria in his or her special case. A student who is dissatisfied with the decision on rectification may appeal to the Board of Examiners within 14 days of having been informed of the decision.

A student dissatisfied with the assessment of his or her doctoral thesis, Licentiate thesis or an equivalent thesis or attainment or a research paper submitted as a part of advanced studies or an equivalent study attainment may address a request to the Board of Examiners concerning the rectification of the assessment within 14 days of having been informed of the decision. (University of Oulu Education Regulations section 24)

Accreditation of studies taken elsewhere and Recognition of Prior Learning

The process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is always iniated by the student. A request for rectification of an accreditation decision can be made within 14 days of having been informed of the decision.  No appeals can be made against a decision made in the rectification procedure (Universities Act section 84; University of Oulu Education Regulations section 24).

More on Recognition of the Prior Learning (RPL), and a more detailed process of RPL.

Rectification of student admission

An applicant who is not satisfied with student selection can appeal to the Board of Examiners within 14 days of the publication of admission results (University of Oulu Education Regulations, 7 §).

Appeals against rectification decisions shall be addressed to the Administrative Court of Northern Finland.

Requests for rectification

Any requests for rectification must be addressed in writing to the Board of Examiners and sent to the Registry Office of the University of Oulu.

Address:

The Board of Examiners/ Registry Office of the University of Oulu
P.O.Box 8000
FI-90014 University of Oulu
Finland  

Visiting address for Registry Office: Pentti Kaiteran katu 1, door P1, 2. floor, Linnanmaa, 90570 Oulu.

See instructions on delivering documents to Registry Office here

Requests for rectification are governed by the following acts, rules and regulations

Last updated: 20.3.2017