Rector Search Underway at Finland’s Oldest University

Rector Search Underway at Finland’s Oldest University

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 17-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Helsinki, the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, has announced that it has received 19 applications for the position of rector. The rector’s term of office is five years, starting on August 1st, 2023 and ending on July 31st, 2028.

The applicants include Dmitry Gultsev, Sabahudin Hadzialic, Mika Hämäläinen, Maryam Irani, Adam Jagiello-Rusilowski, Camilla Josephson, Jari Matias Kinaret, Sari Lindblom, Hamid Masud, Jukka Tapio Mähönen, Marke Johanna Mäkelä, Kai Nordlund, Kimmo Nuotio, Sami Pihlström, Wayne Plourde, Umasankar Saha, Anira Shakeel, Kalle-Antti Suominen, and Anna-Mari Walls.

The rector’s responsibilities, as outlined in the Universities Act, include the economical, efficient and effective discharge and further development of the University’s duties. The position requires a doctoral degree, a broad knowledge of the academic world, a vision for research and education policy, a collaboration network extending to a range of stakeholders, and solid leadership experience.

The Board of the University will select the rector for a fixed term of up to five years starting on August 1st, 2023. In January, the Board will select the applicants for the first round of interviews. The names of these individuals and further information on the application process will be published at the end of January. After the first interview round, the Board will shortlist the top applicants, who will be interviewed by the University Collegium on March 9th, 2023. The aim is to make the decision on the appointment by the end of March 2023.

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SOURCE: University of Helsinki


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