Updated 24.8.2021 | 18:08

The forward-looking and impactful university

Thu 21.3.2019 | 15:00 - 17:00

Time: Thursday March, 21, at 15.00-17.00
Place: Wolff-auditorium

The event will also be live streamed – please join by clicking this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiO5Hca6D0I


15.00 Welcome and opening of the venue
Jussi Lähde, media professional and writer

15.15 University perspective to funding models
Jari Kuusisto, Rector, University of Vaasa

15.30 International perspective to university funding models and impact
Karen Markides, Professor and President Emerita

15.45 Role of universities and impact on Finnish society
Tuomo Puumala, Member of Parliament, chairperson of Education and Culture Committee

16.10 New university funding models, alternative solutions
Petri Mäntysaari, Professor of Business Law, Hanken School of Economics

16.30 Discussion ja conclusions
Pekka Puska, Member of Parliament

Our aim is to discuss university funding models and the role and impact of universities in the rapidly changing world. Funding models in Finland are highly complex. Latest proposed funding frameworks link numerous indicators directly to funding. The models have changed on average every two years, making the management of universities a challenge.

We are looking for views on how universities can be more productive and impactful in the future.

The event will be in Finnish, with the exception of Karen Markides’ speech being held in English.