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.

The University Board of Directors

Representing in the Board of Directors of the University of Oulu offers a great deal of power and responsibility, because the Board has the highest executive power in the University. The operations of the Board are directed by the tasks set to it, which includes managing the University’s finances, operations, assets and strategy. The Board approves the University’s significant agreements and regulations as well as selects the Rectors. The Board also has power over education as it annually approves the degree program portfolio, i.e. decides on the new degree programs and the number of freshers at the University of Oulu each year. The operations of the Board are set in the Finnish Universities Act and in the regulations of the University of Oulu.

There are two student representatives in the University Board.

Get to know the responsibilities of the Board and read the minutes

Contact information of the Student reps

The University Collegium

The University Collegium of the University of Oulu is, alongside the board, our university’s most influential body. The jurisdiction and assembly of the University Collegium governed by public law is regulated in the Finnish Universities Act. The collegium is responsible, for example, for making decisions pertaining to the board’s number of members and confirming the selection of new members, as well as confirming financial statements and annual reports. In addition, the collegium releases the board from liability and relieves board members from their duty. For the term of student representatives of 2022-23, the Collegium selects the majority of the members from outside the University in the Board. A comprehensive list of the collegium’s statutory duties can be found at the end of this call. The collegium generally assembles twice a year, on top of which meetings with the Oulu University Collegium’s student group as well as other co-operation will require members to reserve some time. 

The remit of the university collegium is to
(1) decide on the number of members on the board and the duration of the term of office of the board and its members;
(2) elect the members referred to in the University Act section 5 (4) to the board;
(3) confirm the election of board members by the university community groups;
(4) dismiss board members by proposal of the board;
(5) select the financial auditors of the university;
(6) confirm the financial statement and the annual report of the university and discharge board members and rectors from liability;
(7) decide on the bringing of an action for damages against a board member, rector or financial auditor

Read the minutes

Contact information of the Student reps