TAMK's organisation


  • Tampere University Foundation 87 %
  • SASKY Municipal Education and Training Consortium 9 %
  • Town of Ikaalinen 1.5 %
  • Town of Ylöjärvi 1.5 %
  • Tampere Music College Foundation 0.5 %
  • Tampere School of Household Management Association 0.5 %

The managing director of Tampere University of Applied Sciences Ltd is President Markku Lahtinen.


The general meeting has elected the members of the board of Tampere University of Applied Sciences Ltd as of 6 April 2019: Jari Alanen, Lauri Hietalahti, Heli Huhtala, Anna Laurila, Juhani Lehti, Minna Metsälä, Marja Sutela and Mari Walls.

Executive Group

Markku Lahtinen

Päivi Karttunen
Vice President
Education and Learning Services

Kirsi Viskari
Vice President
RDI and Business Operations

Merja Jortikka
HR Director
HR and Communications Services

Mikko Naukkarinen
Vice President
Business Services

Regional Higher Education Network

The Regional Higher Education Network is a part of our regional operations. It focuses on adult education and services aimed at working life. Our regional higher education representatives in Ikaalinen, Mänttä-Vilppula, Virrat and Ruovesi, and Sastamala represent TAMK locally. Their task is to promote education, RDI, and regional impact.

Advisory councils

A total of 25 field-specific advisory councils support the development of our degree programmes. Their purpose is to maintain continuous interaction between TAMK and working life. Representatives from working life, student union members, and persons in charge of degree programmes are invited to each advisory council. Our advisory councils have an important role in anticipating changing needs for labour and education, developing the curricula, and monitoring the quality of TAMK's education.

In addition to the field-specific advisory councils, our Regional Higher Education Network is supported by three municipal advisory councils (in Ikaalinen, Mänttä-Vilppula, and Virrat).

Organisation chart

TAMK's Executive Group responsibilities chart.