Deans and Education Deans have been appointed

Deans and Education Deans for the University of Oulu have been appointed for the following four-year period 2018–2021.

Under Article 12 of University of Oulu Regulations, ‘after hearing the faculty, the Rector appoints the Dean and the Education Dean among persons who have registered their interest in these roles’. Before the appointments were made, hearings were organised in all faculties, and the applicants’ strengths were itemised in memoranda produced on these events. The Rectors and the Human Resources Director have interviewed those candidates who have not previously held the roles their applied for. All candidates were interviewed in each faculty where several candidates had applied.

The following candidates were appointed:


Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Dean: Jukka Riekki

Education Dean: Jari Iinatti 


Faculty of Medicine

Dean: Anne Remes (appointed earlier)

Education Dean: Jyrki Mäkelä


Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Dean: Peppi Karppinen

Education Dean: Tuomo Glumoff


Faculty of Technology

Dean: Riitta Keiski

Education Dean: Juha Tanskanen


Faculty of Science

Dean: Maarit Järvenpää

Education Dean: Saana-Maija Huttula


Oulu Business School

Dean: Mikko Puhakka

Education Dean: Janne Järvinen


Faculty of Humanities

Dean: Paula Rossi

Education Dean: Harri Mantila 


Faculty of Education

The appointment process of the Dean remains incomplete.

Education Dean: Sari Harmoinen


UniOGS Graduate School

Dean: Harri Oinas-Kukkonen

Vice Dean: Jouko Miettunen


Last updated: 15.11.2017