Management and decision-making
The Faculty is led by a dean. The vice-deans support the dean in the development of the Faculty, the implementation of the Strategic Plan of the University of Helsinki and the promotion of cooperation in the field of activity determined by the dean.

During the administrative period 2022–2025, the Faculty has three vice-deans, whose primary responsibility areas encompass research, teaching and community relations.

The Faculty Council is a multi-member administrative body at the Faculty level. Under the direction of the dean, the Faculty Council enhances the Faculty’s overall operations in accordance with the University’s operational and financial objectives, the Strategic Plan of the University of Helsinki as well as the Faculty’s implementation plan.

Faculty Council

The Faculty Council is chaired by the dean. In addition to the dean, the Faculty Council includes 8 professors, 5 members selected from among other teachers and researchers and other staff and 5 student representatives.

Meetings, agendas and minutes

The agendas and minutes of the Faculty Council are posted in Finnish on the University's intranet Flamma for students and staff of the University. A list of Faculty Council members can be found on the same page. To use Flamma, you must log in with your University username and password. If you cannot access Flamma, please contact bio-admin@helsinki.fi

Meetings start at 12.15 (except 28.06. the meeting will start at 9.15!).

Spring 2022

  • Tuesday 25.01.2022, Zoom meeting
    Materials must be submitted no later than 12 January 2022 at 15.45
     
  • Tuesday 22.02.2022, Zoom meeting
    Materials must be submitted no later than 9 February 2022 at 15.45
     
  • Tuesday 29.03.2022, Zoom meeting
    Materials must be submitted no later than 16 March 2022 at 15.45
     
  • Tuesday 03.05.2022, Zoom meeting
    Materials must be submitted no later than 20 April 2022 at 15.45
     
  • Tuesday 14.06.2022, Zoom meeting
    Materials must be submitted no later than 1 June 2022 at 15.45
     
  • Tuesday 28.06.2022, Zoom meeting (Only Master’s theses and decisions related to doctoral dissertations' examination process)
    Materials must be submitted no later than 15 June 2022 at 15.45

Autumn 2022

All meetings start at 12.15.

  • Tuesday 30.08.2022, Infocenter Korona, hall K1088
    Materials must be submitted no later than 17 August 2022 at 15.45
     
  • Tuesday 27.09.2022, place announced later
    Materials must be submitted no later than 14 September 2022 at 15.45
     
  • Tuesday 25.10.2022, place announced later
    Materials must be submitted no later than 12 October 2022 at 15.45
     
  • Tuesday 13.12.2022, place announced later
    Materials must be submitted no later than 30 November 2022 at 15.45

Agendas and minutes

The agendas and minutes of the Faculty Council are posted in Finnish on the University's intranet Flamma for students and staff of the University. A list of Faculty Council members can be found on the same page. To use Flamma, you must log in with your University username and password. If you cannot access Flamma, please contact bio-admin@helsinki.fi

Deans
Dean Jaakko Kangasjärvi

Jaakko Kangasjärvi

Executive assistant: Soile Saloranta

 

Craig Primmer, vice-dean for research

Vice-Dean Primmer is in charge of the Faculty’s research affairs, international engagement, the development of doctoral education, as well as research infrastructures.

“I am very excited to get started in my new role as vice-dean for research in 2022. It is both a challenge and an opportunity to continue the great work of the previous vice-dean, and to start some new initiatives. It is a challenging time to be commencing, but I strongly believe that we are in a good position to not only remain as the top place for biological and environmental research in Finland, but also to be among the best in Europe and the world. Unlike many other universities, we have filled many new positions at the Faculty during the pandemic.

I am excited to learn from both the new and longer-term Faculty members so we can grow together. In terms of new initiatives, after the successful establishment of three research programmes in 2018, I think now is a good time to be strengthening research interactions between the research programmes. I am also keen to utilise the vast experience and expertise we have in the Faculty to provide researchers with peer feedback and support for preparing research grant applications."

Helena Åström, vice-dean for academic affairs

Vice-dean Helena Åström is in charge of educational affairs and bilingual affairs.

 

Atte Korhola, vice-dean for societal interaction

Vice-dean Atte Korhola is in charge of societal interactions.