The first Board of Tampere University began its work

Submitted on Fri, 12/14/2018 - 15:27
Tampereen yliopiston hallitus. Kuva: Jonne Renvall
The new Board: back row left Iiris Suomela, Pirkko Liisa Raudaskoski, Jari Kinaret, Lauri Lyly and Pekka Puustinen. Sitting left Kimmo Kontula and Ilkka Herlin. Photograph: Jonne Renvall


The first Board of the new Tampere University convened its first meeting on the city centre campus on Friday, 14 December. The Board selected Ilkka Herlin as Chair and Kimmo Kontula as Vice Chair.  

On 23 October, the Academic Board appointed the following persons to the first Board of the new Tampere University:
PhD (History) Ilkka Herlin, Chairman of the Board of Cargotec Corporation  
Professor Jari Kinaret, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Professor (Emer.) Kimmo Kontula, University of Helsinki
Mayor Lauri Lyly, City of Tampere
DEcon Pekka Puustinen, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Renewal, OP Financial Group
Professor Pirkko Liisa Raudaskoski, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Student of social sciences Iiris Suomela, Vice Chair of Tampere City Council

At the Friday meeting, the Board became organised and selected Ilkka Herlin as its Chair and Kimmo Kontula as its Vice Chair.

”I want to thank the Academic Board and the Board for their trust. It is delightful to see that the processes of defining our common values and creating a strategy embraced across the entire university community are already well underway. Erudition and science are important values and have a key role in creating a better world and addressing global crises. The chairmanship of this Board is a position of trust. The Board will work openly and promote active dialogue,” says Ilkka Herlin.

More detailed news on the meeting will be published next Monday.

Afterwards the Board met informally with the Academic Board.

Inquiries and interview requests by email to:
Chairman of the Board of the new Tampere University Ilkka Herlin, ilkka.herlin@cargotec.com