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Delegation in Vaasa

Delegation in Vaasa

The Rector of Åbo Akademi University appoints the Delegation for Åbo Akademi University in Vaasa for a two-year term of office. The members are appointed on the proposals of the scientific profit centres, the independent units operating in Vaasa and the Student Union.

The tasks of the Delegation for Åbo Akademi University in Vaasa include developing Åbo Akademi University’s community relations in Vaasa and the Ostrobothnian region, as well as the co-operation with the other universities and institutions of higher education in the region.


The members appointed for 1.8.2023–31.7.2025:

Lisbeth Fagerström, Professor, Rector of Åbo Akademi in Vaasa, (chair)
Marko Joas, Vice-rector
Mia Porko-Hudd, Professor
Janne Roslöf, Director, CLL

Christina Knookala, Director of education, The City of Vaasa
Marina Kinnunen, Director of the Wellbeing Services County of Ostrobothnia
Kenneth Widell, Sr. Project Manager, Sustainable Fuels & Decarbonisation, Wärtsilä
Katarina Heikius, vd Högskolestiftelsen i Österbotten

Vanessa Björklund, Student representative (FSEJ)
Pernilla Bagge, Student representative (FPV)


The secretary of the Delegation is coordinated by Executive Administrative Office.

Updated 11.10.2023