Deans and their distribution of work and resposibility

Deans of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Period 2018-2021


Dean Minna-Riitta Luukka

  • Heads, supervises and develops the Faculty’s activities and takes care of the duties described in paragraph 13 of the regulations.
  • The Dean’s area of responsibility includes, besides general administration, also personnel affairs, economic affairs as well as matters regarding basic degree studies.
  • The Dean is the superintendent of the Department Heads and Heads of Faculty Administration.


  • Vice Dean responsible for Education Anne Pitkänen-Huhta
    • chairman the Board of Education
    • develops bachelor and masters level education
    • member of Education Council


  • Vice Dean responsible for research and innovations Jari Ojala
    • chairman the Board of Research
    • develops research and prerequisite for research
    • member of Science Council

Both Vice Deans participate in developing the faculty and represent the faculty in case the Dean is not available.