Management and organisation

The Open University is an independent institute of the University of Helsinki that provides, develops and coordinates general research-based academic education in accordance with the principles of Open University instruction.

The rector of the University of Helsinki appoints the Board of the Open University for a term of four years. The student representatives, however, are appointed for a term of two years.

Under the direction of the chair, the Board shall develop the operations of the Open University as a whole in accordance with the University’s operational and financial objectives, the strategic plan of the University and the action plan of the Open University.

The Board members represent the faculties and partners of the University of Helsinki and the students and staff of the Open University.

The composition and meeting minutes of the Board (Flamma) 

The director of the Open University is Susanna Niinistö-Sivuranta. She is also the chief of development of the University of Helsinki.