Students play a central role in preparing and making decisions on matters concerning the University of Tampere. Students are able to influence matters on all administrative levels from preparatory working groups to the highest executive bodies. Official bodies such as the decision-making bodies in schools and units are obliged to comply with the statutory tripartite principle. This means that there are representatives for professors, other staff members and students, respectively. Furthermore, students have statutory representation in several different committees and preparatory working groups.
Since the administrative language of the University is Finnish, most administrative bodies operate in Finnish. If you don't speak Finnish, you may still contact the student representatives of different bodies and request that they promote matters that are important to you. Student members of the governing bodies in different units, for example, should be conscious of the wishes of international students, so don't hesitate to contact them!
Contact information of the representatives
E-mail addresses of student members mainly follow the example of firstname.lastname@example.org See the e-mail search engine of the University's Intranet for exceptions.
Tamy collects the contact information of student representatives from all organs to which it usually appoints students. If you need more detailed contact information, contact the Secretary for Academic Affairs.
Moreover, you can easily reach the "hallopeds" (as called in Finnish) appointed by Tamy through a moderated e-mail list, email@example.com
Multi-member bodies at the University
The University involves many multi-member bodies which, by law, must be represented by students. An updated list of the line-up of these bodies in the current term is available at the University's homepage.
University Board (2+0)
1 January 2013 – 31 December 2016
University Collegiate Body (15+15)
1 January 2012 – 31 December 2013
Collegiate members (Opiskelijajäsenet = Student representatives)
Governing bodies of schools (27+27 in total)
1 January 2013 – 31 December 2014
Institute of Biomedical Technology (3+3)
School of Information Sciences (3+3)
School of Management (3+3)
School of Education (3+3)
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies (3+3)
School of Medicine (3+3)
School of Health Sciences (3+3)
School of Communication, Media and Theatre (3+3)
School of Social Sciences and Humanities (3+3)
Members of governing bodies (Opiskelijaedustajat)
Appeals Board (2+2)
1 January 2011 – 31 July 2014
Board members (Opiskelija)
Other collaborative organs at the University
In addition to statutory organs, the University also hosts other collaborative organs, the composition and student representation of which is determined in the rules.
Advisory boards of independent institutes
January 2013 – 31 December 2014
Language Centre (2+0):
University Services (1+0)
National Advisory Board of Finnish Social Science Data Archive (1+1)
1 August 2010 – 31 December 2013
Members of the Advisory Board
Science Council (2+2 postgraduate students elected by the University)
28 January 2011 – 31 July 2014
Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen (Katri Leinonen)
Laura Valkeasuo (Elias Pekkola)
Teaching Council (3+3)
January 2011 – 31 July 2014
Veera Kaleva (Tiina M Heikkilä)
Mervi Eskelinen (Mikko Kutinlahti)
Timo Perälä (Jouni Markkanen)
Established groups at the University
Upon the decision of the Rector and directors of independent institutes, different groups have been established on a permanent basis. Tamy has elected members for these groups upon request.
Welfare group Kehrä (2+1)
1 August 2012 – 31 July 2014
Secretary for Social Welfare Affairs
Student Financial Aid Board (3+3, vice chair)
1 May 2010 – 30 April 2012
Anssi Rantala, vice chair (Suvi Vainio)
Ulla-Mari Kuusinen (Antti Kiiskinen)
Satu Riihinen (Jenna Asikainen)
Information Resources Management group of directors (1+1)
February 2011 – 31 December 2013
Tytti Karvonen (Jere Myyryläinen)
Environmental group (1+1)
1 August 2012 – 31 July 2013
Anni Heinälä (Pirita Ruokonen)
Current working groups at the University
Upon request, Tamy has elected members for some current working groups in the University and the schools.
Campus Conexus Project group of directors (1+1)
Secretary for Academic Affairs (Secretary for Social Welfare Affairs)
In addition to the official governing bodies, the University also involves a group of unofficial organs such as groups of directors for schools and degree programmes, study programme planning groups and many others. It's the responsibility of student associations and individual students to apply for these organs. If you are interested in, for example, planning the curriculum of your study programme or wish to contribute to matters at your school more extensively, contact Tamy's Secretary for Academic Affairs.
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