The LUMA Centre Finland network has a board that
- takes care of the network’s operating preconditions,
- approves the network’s common strategy,
- approves the annual plan and budget of the network,
- steers and supports the work of the director as well as
- approves the annual report of the network.
Each partner university has appointed its representative and vice representative to the board. The chair of board is Jan Lundell from University of Jyväskylä and vice-chair is Mervi Asikainen from University of Eastern Finland.
Members and their vice members
|Partner University||Representative||Vice Representative|
|Aalto University||Ilkka Tittonen||Veli-Matti Ikävalko|
|LUT University||Johanna Naukkarinen||Päivi Kuosmanen|
|Tampere University||Pekka Verho||Leena Partanen|
|University of Eastern Finland||Mervi Asikainen (vice-chair)
|University of Helsinki||Maaria Linko
|University of Jyväskylä||Jan Lundell (chair)
|University of Lapland||Anna-Maija Partanen||Pieti Tolvanen|
|University of Oulu||Jouni Pursiainen||
|University of Turku||Laszlo Major||Veli-Matti Vesterinen
|University of Vaasa||Janne Koljonen||
|Åbo Akademi University||Ronald Österbacka||Bengt-Johan Skrifvars|
In addition, following expert representatives belong to the board:
|LUMA Centre of Central Ostrobothnia||Ismo Hakala|
|LUMA Centre Päijänne Tavastia||Tarja Kariola||Jarkko Lampiselkä|
Furthermore, the board has decided that other specialists may be called upon to attend meetings of the board for specific matters. In the event that a nominated representative or vice representative of the university are prevented from attending, the university may be represented by another expert.
The director handles the operational management of the network under the annual plan and prepares the decisions for the board.
The university, where the director of the network is appointed, is responsible for the management and coordination of the network.
The Rector of the University of Helsinki appoints the director for a three-year term, after consulting the partner universities. The director of the network is Professor, Dr. Maija Aksela from the University of Helsinki until the end of year 2024.