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Katariina Yrjönkoski becomes Director of University Consortium of Pori

Published on 1.6.2023
Tampere University
Katariina Yrjönkoski.
Tampere University has appointed Doctor of Science (Technology) Katariina Yrjönkoski as the new Director of the University Consortium of Pori. Yrjönkoski will take up the new post on 1 August 2023. A total of 18 applications were received for the post. The current Director, D.Sc. (Tech.) Tarmo Lipping, will return to his full-time professorship in signal processing.

Yrjönkoski hails from Kankaanpää where she completed upper secondary school in 1995. She has a varied career both in the business sector and academia. She has been active in business and regional development networks in the Satakunta region and knows the operating environment of the University Consortium of Pori well. Yrjönkoski has completed both her M.Soc.(Tech.) and D.Soc.(Tech.) degrees at Pori.

Yrjönkoski has worked at Tampere University since 2017 – first as a researcher and after completing her doctorate, among other things, as a developer of stakeholder cooperation. Since autumn 2021, she has, among other things, led the development of the FORE UCPori partnership programme at the University Consortium of Pori and the planning of the upper secondary school-based education in engineering that will begin at Pori.

“I am very excited about my new post,” Yrjönkoski says.

“Many kinds of positive developments are happening in Satakunta. In my new role, I want to contribute to ensuring that the University Consortium will play a key role in increasing the vitality of the region together with stakeholders. At the same time, I want to strengthen cooperation within the Consortium. We have a great, multidisciplinary and close-knit community that has excellent opportunities for having regional impact,” she says.


Further information:

Provost Jarmo Takala
jarmo.takala [at]
040 541 6897

Katariina Yrjönkoski
Director of University Consortium of Pori from 1 August
katariina.yrjonkoski [at]
040 359 4643