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The first Board of Tampere University began its work

Published on 14.12.2018
Tampere University
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.