Management Group of Research

Tasks of the Management Group of Research are determined in the Regulations of the University of Oulu, section 11:

“To support management, a vice rector establishes a management team which is composed of the deans of the faculties for which the vice rector is responsible and any other persons appointed by the vice rector.”

Members of the Management Group of Research are the Vice Rector of Research (chair), Deans of the Faculties and Directors of the Focus Area Units.


Members of the Management Group of Research (1.7.2020 - 30.6.2025)


Vice Rector for Research Taina Pihlajaniemi


Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (FBMM):
Dean Peppi Karppinen (personal substitute Dean of Education Tuomo Glumoff)

Faculty of Humanities (FHum):
Dean Paula Rossi (Dean of Education Harri Mantila)

Faculty of Education (FEdu):
Dean Kati Mäkitalo (Dean of Education Sari Harmoinen)

Faculty of Science (FSci):
Dean Maarit Järvenpää (Dean of Education Saana-Maija Huttula)

Faculty of Medicine (FMed):
Dean Anne Remes (Dean of Education Riitta Kaarteenaho)

Oulu Business School (OBS):
Dean Mikko Puhakka (Dean of Education Janne Järvinen)

Faculty of Technology (FTech):
Dean Riitta Keiski (Dean of Education Juha Tanskanen)

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE):
Dean Jukka Riekki (Dean of Education Jari Iinatti)

University of Oulu Graduate School UniOGS:
Dean Harri Oinas-Kukkonen (Vice Dean Jouko Miettunen)

Biocenter Oulu:
Director Johannes Kettunen

Director Pentti Haddington

Infotech Oulu:
Director Simo Saarakkala

Kvantum Institute:
Director Bjørn Kløve


Strategy Officer Ritva Saastamoinen

Additional information:
Vice Rector for Research Taina Pihlajaniemi (taina.pihlajaniemi @, tel. +358 2 94 485800
Strategy Officer Ritva Saastamoinen (ritva.saastamoinen @, tel. +358 2 94 484226

Last updated: 8.9.2020