University Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2018–2021:

Sakari Kallo, CTO (2018–2021, chairperson of the board)
Liisa Jaakonsaari, Senior Adviser (5/2019–2023, vice chair of the board)
Juhani Damski, Director General (2020–2023)
Anni Huhtala, Associate Research Professor (2018–2021)
Anna Rotkirch, Research Professor (9/2018–)
Kalervo Väänänen (2020–2023)
Marko Huttula, Professor
Petri Lehenkari, Professor
Kimmo Kontio, Post-doctoral Researcher
Jukka Hiltunen, Lecturer
Joni Ollikainen, undergraduate of Economics and Business Administration (2020–2021)
Timo Veijola, undergraduate of Mechanical Engineering (2020–2021)

Board minutes (In Finnish)

University Board tasks are regulated under the Universities Act in section 11:

University Board:
1) makes decisions on the university’s key operational and financial objectives, strategy and steering principles;
2) decides on the university’s action and financial plans and the budget and prepares the annual financial statements;
3) is responsible for the management and use of the university’s funds, unless this authority has been delegated to the Rector;
4) is responsible for the arrangements for accounting and financial control;
5) approves agreements that are significant for the university’s operation or in principle and issues statements on matters concerning the university that are important in principle;
6) on behalf of the university, approves the agreement concluded with the Ministry of Education and Culture referred to in section 48 of the Universities Act;
7) selects the Rector or Rectors, makes decisions on their division of labour and dismisses a Rector if an acceptable and justified reason for this exists, considering the nature of this role;
8) approves the regulations and other similar orders concerning general organisation and makes decisions on the university's operative structure;
9) submits proposals on changing the university’s educational responsibility to the Ministry of Education and Culture;
10) makes decisions on the number of students to be admitted to the university

In addition, the board is charged with hiring the managerial staff working directly under the rector, unless the board has devolved the task to another body of the university.

Last updated: 13.11.2020