Rector and vice-rectors

Jari Kuusisto, rector

The rector of the University of Vaasa is PhD Jari Kuusisto until 31 December 2022. The rector leads the operations of the university and is responsible for managing the university in an efficient, result-oriented and financially resourceful way.

  • Helsinki School of Economics (Aalto University) 1992–1995
  • Kingston University, Small Business Research Centre, London 1995–1999
  • European Touch Oy Ltd., consulting for research and innovation policy, CEO 1995–
  • Technopolis Group Brighton 1999–2000
  • Head of SC-Research research group, University of Vaasa 2003–2015
  • MIT Sloan School of Management 2009–2010, 2013–2014
  • Vice-rector, University of Vaasa, 06/2015–02/2016
  • Rector, University of Vaasa, until 31.12.2022

Rector Jari Kuusisto
tel. +358 29 449 8291 / rehtori(at)uwasa.fi

Executive Assistant Linda Aho
tel. +358 29 449 8076 / linda.aho(at)uwasa.fi

Jari Kuusisto

Annukka Jokipii, vice-rector

The vice-rector of education at the University of Vaasa is D.Sc. (Econ.) Annukka Jokipii, professor of accounting.

The vice-rector works closely together with the rector in strategic planning and acts as a deputy to the rector. The vice-rector is responsible for leading the development of teaching. The vice-rector actively monitors education policies and related legislation and is responsible for their implementation at the university. The duties also include representing the university in national and international research and education networks.

Vice-Rector Annukka Jokipii
tel. +358 29 449 8482 / annukka.jokipii(at)uwasa.fi

Executive Assistant Emmi Karjaluoto
tel. +358 29 449 8636 / emmi.karjaluoto(at)uwasa.fi

Annukka Jokipii

Minna Martikainen, vice-rector

The vice-rector of research at the University of Vaasa is D.Sc. (Econ.) Minna Martikainen.

The vice-rector works closely together with the rector in strategic planning and acts as a deputy to the rector. The vice-rector is responsible for leading the development of research, innovation, commercialisation and graduate school. The vice-rector actively monitors research policies and related legislation and is responsible for their implementation at the university. The duties also include representing the university in national and international research networks.

Vice-Rector Minna Martikainen
tel. +358 29 449 8611 / minna.martikainen(at)uwasa.fi

Executive Assistant Emmi Karjaluoto
tel. +358 29 449 8636 / emmi.karjaluoto(at)uwasa.fi

Minna Martikainen

Martin Meyer, vice-rector

The vice-rector of international relations at the University of Vaasa is Professor, PhD Martin Meyer, the director of InnoLab.

The vice-rector works closely together with the rector in strategic planning and acts as a deputy to the rector. The duties of the vice-rector include the internationalisation of research and education programmes, strengthening international partnerships and networks, accreditations and university rankings. This includes further developing the University’s infrastructure for internationalization. The vice-rector collaborates with researchers, lecturers and exchange students from different scientific communities and represents the university in international networks.

Vice-Rector Martin Meyer
tel. +358 29 449 8629/ martin.meyer(at)uwasa.fi

Executive Assistant Emmi Karjaluoto
tel. +358 29 449 8636 / emmi.karjaluoto(at)uwasa.fi

Martin Meyer profiilikuva