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TUAS Fellows

Expert programmes at TUAS

TUAS hosts two different expert programmes. Our Emeritus programme is aimed at the retired staff members. TUAS Fellows is our unique scheme for invited experts that aims to foster and extend our collaboration network.

Emeritus programme by TUAS

Our Emeritus programme is intended for our staff after their statutory retirement. Retired staff members are invited to the programme and proposals on the people to be invited are discussed by the TUAS Executive Board. A person participating in the Emeritus programme may continue their activities within TUAS for example in RDI activities, as a mentor or as thesis instructor.

A written agreement is made between each participant in the Emeritus programme and TUAS. On TUAS’ part, Rector and President Vesa Taatila signs the agreement. The starting point of the agreement is that the person participating in the programme continues their activities at TUAS.

The agreement is first made for one year at maximum, after which it may be continued upon consideration.

What can emeritus activities be like?

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Those participating in the Emeritus programme can act within TUAS in different ways. The activity may involve, for instance:

  • active participation in RDI activities,
  • participation in teaching and the development of curricula,
  • thesis instruction for students,
  • mentoring (students and staff) and
  • promoting interest group activities (international activities, community relations, networks).

Duties agreed upon with the Executive Board

Those participating in the Emeritus programme agrees with an appointed member of the Executive Board on the duties they will participate in. The participants report on their activities to the Dean or other member of the Executive Board.

TUAS organizes a meeting for the participants to discuss current issues within the TUAS community.

Position and title of emeritus

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Participants in the Emeritus programme do not have an employment relationship with TUAS, and the Employment Contracts Act or collective agreements are not applied.

Those participating in the Emeritus programme use the title Principal Lecturer Emeritus and/or Senior Adviser. An hourly wage which has been agreed upon in advance can be paid for participating in TUAS’ activities.

An Emeritus can have a TUAS email address, the necessary IT software and TUAS' business cards. If necessary, a temporary workstation may be allocated at TUAS premises. In principle, TUAS does not cover the travel costs or other similar costs of those participating in the programme.

List of TUAS emeriti

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Principal lecturer, emeritus/emerita

  • Risto Grusander, Engineering and Business
  • Risto Hyppönen, Arts Academy
  • Pentti Häkkinen, Engineering and Business
  • Eija Koivisto, Engineering and Business
  • Pentti Korpela, Engineering and Business
  • Jouko Lehtonen, Engineering and Business
  • Olli Mertanen, Engineering and Business
  • Esko Ovaska, Corporate Services
  • Terttu Parkkinen, Health and Well-being
  • Jussi Riihiranta, Corporate Services
  • Raija Sairanen, Health and Well-being
  • Erja Salminen, Health and Well-being

TUAS Fellow programme

The TUAS Fellow programme aims to extend our collaboration network both nationally and internationally through invited experts who, for example, participate in our RDI activities or otherwise cooperate with and within TUAS in topical fields.

The TUAS Fellow programme for invited experts is a first of its kind at Finnish universities of applied sciences. Each invited expert, TUAS Fellow, will participate in the scheme for a period of five years, after which the membership may be renewed. The first invited experts started in the TUAS Fellow programme in 2016.

List of TUAS Fellows

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  • Artist Jan-Erik Andersson, contemporary art
  • Associate Dean Carola Boehm, Manchester Metropolitan University, applied arts
  • Deputy Director Ronald Camp, University of Regina, Canada, comparative management and leadership with focus on team psychological safety and mental health
  • Member of Parliament Eeva-Johanna Eloranta, educational policy and health care reform
  • Principal Lecturer and Entrepreneur Ander Ferran, Mondragon University Spain, entrepreneurship and innovations
  • Professor Mika Hannula
  • Member of Parliament Ilkka Kanerva, international security
  • Professor, Dr Eng Evangelos Markopoulos, HULT International Business School, London, United Kingdom, creating new innovative business with the digitalization of industry and businesses
  • Editor-in-Chief Riitta Monto, Turun Sanomat, journalism
  • Reseach Team Leader, PhD Margaret Nelson, The University of Bolton, real estate business and leadership 
  • Chief Nursing Officer Päivi Nygren, the Hospital District of Southwest Finland, development of the health care field
  • Organizational Specialist Päivi Ovaskainen, TEHY – the Union of Health and Social Care Professionals in Finland, development of social and health care services
  • Manager Paavo Paju, Valmet, process and power plant engineering, flue gas scrubbing technologies
  • Managing Director Maija Palonheimo, Oulu City Theatre, management of arts
  • Director, New Applications, R&D Ilkka Ritakallio, Teleste, product development in electronics and high frequency technology
  • Professor Antti Salminen, LUT, laser processing
  • Associate Professor Justyna Siemionow, Institute of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gdansk, psychology, education pedagogy and social inclusion
  • Professor Gilbert Silvius, LOI University of Applied Sciences, ethically and ecologically sustainable project management
  • Senior Technology Manager Pekka Talmola, Nokia
  • Former Managing Director and emeritus Henri Wibom, the Federation of Finnish Enterprises in Southwest Finland
  • Professor Joca Zurc, Alma Mater Europaea, international RDI activities