Faculty leadership
The faculty is headed by the Dean, who is elected for four years at a time. The Dean oversees the work of the faculty and is responsible for its finances, general activities, and implementing the HR administration in line with the university’s staff policy. The departments of the faculty are managed by the Heads of Departments, who are elected for four years at a time.

Kai Nordlund
Professor of Computational Materials Physics 

  • Head of the Faculty
  • Bilingual affairs


Deans secretary, Service Coordinator Taina Hardén 
tel. 0294150502, 0503159915

P.O. 64 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2)
00014 University of Helsinki

Vice Deans

Marja-Liisa Riekkola
Professor of Analytical Chemistry

Responsible for research and research in­fra­struc­tures

tel. 0294150268

P.O. 55 (A. I. Virtasen aukio 1)
00014 University of Helsinki

Samuli Siltanen
Professor of Industrial Mathematics

Responsible for so­ci­etal in­ter­ac­tion, communication and equal­ity is­sues

tel. 0294151420

P.O. 68 (Pietari Kalmin katu 5)
00014 University of Helsinki

Hannu Toivonen
Professor of Computer Science

Responsible for teaching and international affairs

tel. 0294151148

P.O. 68 (Pietari Kalmin katu 5)
00014 University of Helsinki


Faculty Council

Information about the composition, duties, meetings and meeting minutes of the Faculty Council can be found on the intranet (requires you to log in using your University credentials). The minutes are stored after their approval. If you wish to view the minutes, please send a request to the secretary of the Faculty Council.