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Marja Sutela

vararehtori, Koulutuksen vararehtori
Tampereen yliopisto
Sähköpostiosoitemarja.sutela [at] tuni.fi

Oma esittely

As a Vice President for Education I am responsible for pedagogical leadership at Tampere University, including curriculum development, pedagogical development, the implementation of teaching, and study-related guidelines and administration. I´m in charge of support services related to education and learning as well as continuous education services. 


2000 PhD in Administrative Sciences, major Public Law, University of Joensuu (now: University of Eastern Finland). Comparative law study about local referenda in four European countries. 

1997 LicSc in Administrative Sciences, major Public Law, University of Lapland

1994 MSc in Administrative Sciences, major Public Law, University of Lapland

Intermediate studies in Education (35 cu), University of Lapland

1998 & 1995 Doctoral studies, University of Fribourg, Switzerland and Kiel University, Germany


2005- University of Eastern Finland, Docent in Local Government Law 

2005 Scientifically evaluated to work as Professor in Public Law at University of Vaasa (14.10.2005)

2003- University of Vaasa, Docent in Public Law, especially Comparative Administrative Law


10/2018- Vice President for Education, Tampere University   

2010-9/2018 Vice President for Education and R&D, Tampere University of Applied Sciences - TAMK (Tampere and Pirkanmaa Universities of Applied Sciences merged on 1.1.2010)  

2005-2009 Director for Degree Education, Tampere University of Applied Sciences (pre-merge)

2001-2004 Professor in Public Law especially Administrative Law, University of Eastern Finland 

1998-2001 Associate Professor in Public Law, University of Eastern Finland

1996-1998 Researcher, University of Tampere, Department of Local Government Studies 

1993-1996 Researcher and Part-time Teacher, University of Lapland, Faculty of Social Sciences 

Osaamisalueiden kuvaus

My speciality is pedagogical leadership and change management in higher education institutions. I have over 20 years of work experience in pedagogical leadership, implementation of new practices and organizational reforms combined with a strong academic background.


International positions of trust

8-12/2022 Panel Member of the Institutional Quality Audit Review of Ghent University organized by Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)

5/2021- Member of the Vice President for Education Group, ECIU University – The European Consortium of Innovative Universities

2/2020- Member of the Learning & Teaching Steering Committee, European University Association (EUA)

Board memberships for Finnish Government and Ministry of Education and Culture

6/2022- Member of the Strategy Group for Continuous Education in Higher Education for Ministry of Education and Culture 

6/2021- Member of the Student Health Service Board for Finnish Government 

2015-2021 Member of the National Study Grant Advisory Board for Finnish Government

Board and Steering Committee memberships

8/2021-12/2022 Member of the Council, The Pirkanmaa Hospital District (PSHP)

1/2020-12/2020 Member of the Steering Committee, Tampere Service Unit, Finnish Student Health Service (YTHS)

8/2019- Member of the Board, The Summer University of Tampere

5/2019- 4/2021 Member of the Board, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

5/2019-5/2020 Member of the Board, Finland University (Education export company owned by Tampere University, University of Eastern Finland, University of Turku and Åbo Academi)

1/2019- Member of the Education Steering Committee, Tampere Chamber of Commerce & Industry