The Board of the Tampere University Foundation gathered for its first meeting on Tuesday, 4 July 2017.
The agenda of the first meeting mostly included matters related to starting up the operations of the Foundation. Marja Makarow was elected as the Chair and J.T. Bergqvist as the Vice-chair of the Board.
The Board also accepted the Foundation’s action and financial plan as well as the budget for 2017–2020. The main task of the Foundation for the years 2017–2018 is to support the goal to build a new Tampere3 concern. From 2019 onwards, the Foundation will function as a university and its operations will be built on the same principles on which foundation universities are currently operating.
The aim of the Tampere University Foundation established in April 2017 is to merge the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology into a new foundation university in 2019 as well as operate as a university of applied sciences as the owner of TAMK.
In concordance with the constitution of the Tampere University Foundation, the first Board of the Foundation has been appointed by the Boards of the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology following the proposal of the naming committee appointed by the Boards.
Marja Makarow, PhD, Professor, Director, Biocenter Finland, term until 31 December 2021
J.T. Bergqvist, DTech, Group Chairman and CEO, Huurre Group, term until 31 December 2021
Linda Soikkeli, PhD, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, term until 31 December 2021
Liisa Husu, D.Soc.Sc., Professor, Örebro University, term until 31 December 2020
Pekka Puustinen, PhD, CCO, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, term until 31 December 2020
Lauri Lyly, Technician, Mayor, City of Tampere, term until 31 December 2019
Risto Nieminen, DTech, Academic, Professor Emeritus, Aalto University, term until 31 December 2019