The LUMA Centre Finland has a Board that
- takes care of the centre’s operating preconditions,
- strengthens the centre’s common strategy,
- approves the annual action plan and budget,
- directs and supports the work of the Director as well as
- approves the annual activity report of the centre.
Each partner university has appointed its representative and deputy representative to the Board. The University of Tampere and the TUT Foundation have appointed a joint representative and a joint deputy representative. Members and their vice-members January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019:
|Aalto University Foundation||Professor, Dr. Ilkka Tittonen||Professor, Dr. Keijo Nikoskinen|
|Lappeenranta University of Technology||Postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Virpi Junttila||Postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Johanna Naukkarinen|
|Tampere University||University lecturer, Dr. Riikka Lahtinen||University lecturer, Dr. Jorma Joutsenlahti|
|University of Eastern Finland||University lecturer, Dr. Mervi Asikainen||Professor, Dr. Sari Havu-Nuutinen|
|University of Helsinki||Professor, Dr. Juha Oikkonen||Professor, Dr. Ismo Koponen|
|University of Jyväskylä||Professor, Dr. Jan Lundell||Professor, Dr. Tommi Kärkkäinen|
|University of Lapland||University lecturer, Dr. Anna-Maija Partanen||University teacher, M.Sc. Pieti Tolvanen|
|University of Oulu||Professor, Dr. Jouni Pursiainen||University lecturer, Dr. Sari Harmoinen|
|University of Turku||Professor, Dr. Erkki Sutinen||Docent, Dr. Mikko-Jussi Laakso|
|University of Vaasa||Project Manager, Dr. Maarit Mäkelä||Professor, Dr. Tommi Sottinen|
|Åbo Akademi University||Professor, Dr. Ronald Österbacka||Professor, Dr. Kirsti Hemmi|
The Board has elected a chairman (Professor, Dr. Jan Lundell) and vice chairman (University lecturer, Dr. Mervi Asikainen) from among its members.
Besides, the Board has decided to invite to its meetings, as permanent expert members with the right to attend and speak, for the period ending on 31 December 2019:
|LUMA Centre of Central Ostrobothnia||Professor, Dr. Ismo Hakala||Professor, Dr. Ulla Lassi|
|LUMA Centre Päijänne Tavastia||University Lecturer, Dr. Anna-Lea Rantalainen||University lecturer, Dr. Jarkko Lampiselkä|
Further, the Board has decided that other specialists may be called upon to attend meetings of the Board whenever necessary for specific matters and, in the event that a nominated representative or deputy representative of the university are prevented from attending, even remotely, the University may be represented by another expert as an expert member.
The Director handles the operational management of the centre under the action plan. The Director also prepares the decisions for the Board.
The Rector of the University of Helsinki appoints the director for a three-year term, after consulting the partner universities.
During the term January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019 the Director is Professor, Dr. Maija Aksela from the University of Helsinki.
The university, where the Director of the centre is appointed, is responsible for the management and coordination of the center.