Student Representatives of the administration

A student representative is the voice of students in decision making. There are student reps in the University’s governance ranging from the Board of Directors to Degree Programme Committees.

Education Committees

The Education Committee is the highest education focused organ in the faculty. It is tasked with preparing the education action plan, curriculums and evaluating the quality of education. The Education Committee can also have other tasks given by the Faculty Board or dean, such as the tasks of Degree Programme Committees, if that organ is not named. The Education Committee develops educational actions based on student feedback. Students’ opinions are highly valued in the organ.

Current student members:

  • Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine


    Veimi Kivelä,

    Jenna Lampela,

    Deputy members:

    Marjaana Sarpola

  • Faculty of Humanities


    Mikko Hakoniemi,

    Suvi-Anna Salminen,

    Deputy members:

    Niia Junttila, Tiia Lippo

  • Oulu Business School


    Tia Rahkila,

    Luukas Lohi,

    Deputy members:

    Emilia Hoikkaniemi, Lotta Leinonen

  • Faculty of Education and Pscyhology


    Iina Rautasalo,

    Saila Pihlajamaa,

    Deputy members:

    Lotta Ellonen

  • Faculty of Medicine


    Okko Saarinen,

    Essi Leinonen,

    Deputy members:

    Khujith Rajueni

  • Faculty of Science


    Iida Rantanen,


    Deputy members:

    Currently vacant

  • Faculty of Technology


    Shaurin Kikky,

    Janne Eskelinen,

    Ida Korpi,

    Deputy Members:

    Henri Uhre, Andreas Malinen

  • Faculty of ITEE

    Farnood Mahboubi Abkenar,

    Inka Lohiniva,

    Aapomikko Matti,

    Deputy members:

    Vili-Valtteri Ojala, Jussi Karhunen

The Teaching Development Group of the Oulu Extension School

The Oulu Extension School (TOPIK) organises language and communications studies for the University’s degree students. The unit also organises adult education as professional updating education and co-ordinates the University’s alumni actions. It also supports faculties and degree programmes with work-related studies. The Teaching Development Group of the Oulu Extension School discusses, for example, the feedback system of language and communications studies, course updates and professional education quality and functionality.

  • Student representatives


    Pallage Nanayakkara,

    Deputy member:

    Sylvi Moshnikoff