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Graduation event Spring 2016

Organization of Turku University of Applied Sciences

Turku University of Applied Sciences Ltd

The maintainer of Turku University of Applied Sciences is Turku University of Applied Sciences Ltd. The Chair of the Board is Niko Aaltonen.

The operations of Turku University of Applied Sciences are managed by the Rector and President.

Rectors and Director of Services and Director of Finance

  • Vesa Taatila, Rector and President
  • Juhani Soini, Vice Rector
  • Sami Savolainen, Director of Services
  • Ulla-Maija Lakka, Director of Finance


Turku UAS organization
Turku UAS organization and management (Click the picture to enlarge it)

The Board of Turku UAS

The General Meeting appoints the Board of Turku University of Applied Sciences Ltd. In addition, the composition of the Board is regulated by the Act on Universities of Applied Sciences. The duties of the Board are regulated by the Limited Liability Companies Act, the Act on Universities of Applied Sciences and the Regulations of Turku UAS.

Turku UAS Board members

  • Chairman of the Board Niko Aaltonen (Service Manager, City of Turku)
  • Vice-Chairman Eeva-Johanna Eloranta (Member of Parliament)
  • Member of the Board Matti Niemi (Liaison director, City of Turku)
  • Member of Board Matias Sillanmäki (student, Turku UAS)
  • Member of the Board Mikko Siitonen (Senior Lecturer, Turku UAS)
  • Member of the Board Mika Mannervesi (Director, City Development Services, City of Salo)
  • Member of the Board Mika Hannula (Vice Rector, University of Turku)
  • Member of the Board Marja Salenius-Ranki (Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Elomatic Oy)  
  • Member of the Board Mervi Uusitalo-Heikkinen (Lecturer, City of Turku)

The presenting official in the Board is the Rector and President Vesa Taatila and the secretary of the Board is Director of Services Sami Savolainen. 

The executive board of Turku UAS

At Turku University of Applied Sciences, there is an Executive Board which coordinates and develops the operations of the institution.  The Executive Board members are the Rector and President, Vice Rector, Director of Services, Director of Finance and Deans.

The Chairperson of the Executive Board is the Rector and President. When necessary, the Executive Board will hear experts and student union representatives.

Mr Vesa Taatila
Ph.D., Rector and President
+358 50 598 5761


Mr Juhani Soini
Vice Rector
+358 50 598 5321


Mr Sami Savolainen
PhD, Director of Services
+358 50 559 0489


Ms Ulla-Maija Lakka
M.Sc (Econ.), Director of Finance
+358 50 598 5614


Ms Anne Isotalo
PhD, Dean
+358 40 355 0443


Mr Juha Kontio
Dr., Dean
+358 50 385 4122


Mr Timo Tanskanen
+358 50 598 5210