Professor Jari Niemelä appointed as rector of the University of Helsinki

The Board of the University of Helsinki has selected professor Jari Niemelä, Doctor of Philosophy, to the position of rector of the University of Helsinki for a five-year term from 2018 to 2023. The rectorship of Niemelä, who is 60, starts on 1 August 2018.

Currently Niemelä is director of the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science HELSUS. He is professor of urban ecology and served as dean of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki from 2004 to 2017.

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