University Collegium

The Collegium of University of Oulu is a 24-member body in which various groups of the university community are represented. Its role is, among other things, to confirm the university's financial statements and annual report, and to decide on the number of members of the board and length of term.

University Collegium 2022–2025

Of the University Collegium members, 8 represent professors, 8 represent other teachers, scholars, as well as other staff and 8 represent students. The term of office of the student members of the University Collegium is two years and four years for the other members.

Members (and substitutes) of Oulu University Collegium:

The university collegium is chaired by  Helka-Liisa Hentilä. The  first vice president is Lotta Leinonen, second vice president Juha Ahola and secretary Elina Rossi.

Professors

Matti Alatalo (Päivi Lujala)
Helka-Liisa Hentilä (Jaakko Kujala)
Mirka Hintsanen (Vesa Puuronen)
Risto Kerkelä (Nina Hautala)  
Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen (Tiina Keisanen)
Aki Manninen (Peppi Karppinen)
Petri Sahlström (Satu Nätti)
Olli Silvén (Minna Isomursu)

Other teaching and research staff and other staff

Timo Kokkonen, University Teacher (Aku Venhola)
Paula Vaskuri, Head of Services (Juho Yliniemi)
Jari Laru, University Lecturer (Vaili Jämsä-Uusitalo)
Jari Hannu, University Lecturer (Juha Waulu)
Sirpa Aalto, Administrative Coordinator  (Vesa Virtanen)
Pirkko Viitala, Head of Laboratory (Elina Mattila-Niemi)
Juha Ahola, University Lecturer (Heikki Helanterä)
Ari Kankaanpää, Information Services Secretary (Artturi Roitto)

Students (term 2022–2023)

Niyati Kandikanti (Sadeem ElBasyouni)
Jukka Turunen (Emma Hulkkonen)
Riikka Haataja (Andreas Malinen)
Tapani Laine (Anni Vakkuri)
Miikka Lukkaroinen (Elina Lassi)
Lotta Leinonen (Antti Pennala)
Salla Napari (Lotta Ellonen)
Janne Kilponen (Aapomikko Matti)

Tasks of university collegium include:

  • making decisions on the number of members in the Board and the duration of the Board’s and its members’ term of office
  • appointing members from outside the university community to the university Board
  • confirming the university community groups' selections as Board members
  • releasing Board members from their positions based on a proposal by the Board
  • appointing the university auditors
  • confirming the university's financial statements and annual report, as well as decide on granting a discharge from liability for Board members and the Rector
  • deciding on filing an action for damages against a Board member, the Rector, and the auditor
  • deciding to relieve a Board member of his or her duties.

Minutes from previous years can be requested from the university registry office.