The new Finnish act on universities of applied sciences entered into force on 1 January 2015. According to the new act, all Finnish universities of applied sciences operate as limited companies.
As of 1 January 2015, the English name of Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu Oy (Häme University of Applied Sciences Ltd) is Häme University of Applied Sciences (formerly HAMK University of Applied Sciences). The abbreviation and our brand name HAMK will remain the same (deriving from our Finnish name: Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu Oy).
Häme University of Applied Sciences continues to provide the same high-level education, research and development as before and previous agreements with our partner institutions continue to be in force.
BOARD OF HÄME UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES LTD
The board members of Häme University of Applied Sciences Ltd as from 1 January 2015 are:
City of Hämeenlinna: Tarja Filatov (chair)
City of Riihimäki: Kai Heimonen (2nd vice chair)
Student representative: Emma Kokkonen
City of Hämeenlinna: Kaija-Leena Savijoki
City of Forssa: Jouni Mäkelä
Municipality of Tammela: Minna Nissilä (2015-2016)
City of Valkeakoski: Mikko Nurmo (1st vice chair)
Business and industry representative: Mikko Puttonen
Staff representative: Hannu Rossi
The board is elected for a term of four years.
The Municipality of Tammela and Municipality of Hattula have a rotating board position and the exchange of the board positions takes place every two years. Tammela shall hold the first rotating position. The representative for Hattula will be appointed for 2017-2018.
MANagement BOARD, HÄME UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES LTD
Rector Pertti Puusaari, Chair
Vice Rector Janne Salminen
Vice Rector, Director of Development and Human Resources Heidi Ahokallio-Leppälä
Director of Finance and Administration Johanna Närhi
Director of Property Management Tuomas Salonen
Dean Ulla Bard, School of Entrepreneurship and Business
Dean Hanna Maijala, School of Wellbeing
Dean Seija Mahlamäki-Kultanen, School of Professional Teacher Education
Dean Lassi Martikainen, School of Technology
Dean Ari Mikkola, School of Bioeconomy
Pirjo Kuisma, Education Support Services
Head of International Affairs Marja Räikkönen
Chair of HAMKO board Emma Kokkonen, student representative
Chief Shop Steward Toni Laitinen
Head of Strategy Monitoring Mervi Friman, board secretary
Head of Development
SUBSIDIARY COMPANY HÄME VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE LTD
The subsidiary company of Häme University of Applied Sciences Ltd is Häme Vocational Institute Ltd, which organises secondary vocational education and training. The provider of educations and training is Häme Vocational Institute (HAMI).