Doctor of Technology, Jouko Niinimäki, has been the Rector of the University of Oulu since January 2015. Before that, he worked as Professor of Mechanical Process Engineering and as Dean of the Faculty of Technology. The University of Oulu is an international scientific community of approximately 14 000 students and 3 000 employees with a modern research and study environment.
Mr. Niinimäki acts as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors of the University of the Arctic and as Chairman of the Board of Oulu University of Applied Sciences. He is also acting in other organizations as Member of the Board.