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TAMK's organisation

The organisation of Tampere University of Applied Sciences consists of seven schools and six other units. The operations are steered by an Executive Group. The main owner of Tampere University of Applied Sciences Ltd is Tampere University Foundation.

Owners and administration

Introduction to TAMK's owners, board and executive group > TAMK administration

Operating units

President, Managing Director Mikko Naukkarinen

Vice President Katja Komulainen: Education
Schools, Education and Learning Services

Vice President Ari Sivula: Research, Development, Innovation and Competences
Business Operations, Project Management, Applied Research Center

Head of Communications and Societal Impact Anna-Maria Balk: Communications and Societal Impact

Service Director Piia Tienhaara: Community Services
Procurement and Agreement Services, Quality and Information Management, Sport Services, Facilities Management, (Library, Travel Services, ICT Services)

HR Director Merja Jortikka: HR Services
HR Development, Employment, Work Protection and Safety 

Marja Syrjälä: Financial Services


TAMK is organised into seven schools: Built Environment and Bioeconomy, Business, Health, Industrial Engineering, Media, Music and Art, Pedagogic Innovations, Well-being and Health Technology.

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 boards

A total of 25 field-specific advisory boards support the development of our degree programmes. Their main purpose is to ensure continuous interaction between TAMK and working life. Representatives from working life, students' union Tamko, and persons in charge of degree programmes are invited to each advisory board. Our advisory boards anticipate the changing needs for labour and education, develop the curricula, and monitor the quality of TAMK education.