• Tampere University Foundation 87 % (28 February 2018)
  • SASKY Municipal Education and Training Consortium 9 %
  • Town of Ikaalinen 1.5 %
  • Town of Ylöjärvi 1.5 %
  • Tampere Music College Foundation 0.5 %
  • Tampere School of Household Management Association 0.5 %

The managing director of Tampere University of Applied Sciences Ltd is President Markku Lahtinen.


The general meeting has elected the members of the board of Tampere University of Applied Sciences Ltd as of 28 May 2018: Jari Alanen, Lauri Hietalahti, Matti Höyssä, Marja Makarow, Roope Paasonen, Pekka Puustinen, Linda Soikkeli and Mari Walls.

Executive group

Markku Lahtinen



Merja Jortikka
HR Director



Päivi Karttunen
Vice President
Development and Quality Management


Aura Loikkanen
Director of Higher Education Services



Mikko Naukkarinen
Vice President
Business Operations and Services


Marja Sutela
Vice President
Education and RDI



Regional Higher Education Network

The Regional Higher Education Network is a part of TAMK's regional operations. It focuses on adult education and services aimed at working life.  The regional higher education representatives in Ikaalinen, Mänttä-Vilppula, Virrat and Ruovesi, and Sastamala represent TAMK locally. Their task is to promote education, RDI, and regional impact.

Advisory councils

A total of 25 field-specific advisory councils support the development of TAMK's degree programmes. Their purpose is to maintain continuous interaction between TAMK and working life. Representatives from working life, student union members, and persons in charge of degree programmes are invited to each advisory council. The advisory councils have an important role in anticipating changing needs for labour and education, developing the curricula, and monitoring the quality of TAMK's education.

In addition to the field-specific advisory councils, TAMK's Regional Higher Education Network is supported by three municipal advisory councils (in Ikaalinen, Mänttä-Vilppula, and Virrat).

Organization chart

TAMK's organization consists of five areas of operations:

  • Education and R&D
  • Business Operations and Services
  • Development and Quality Management
  • HR Services
  • Higher Education Services

TAMK's organization chart: Click the picture for a larger view.

TAMK organization chart