news 18.11.2021

RISEN University Alliance first Rectors’ Council meeting on 18 November 2021

The first Rectors' Council meeting decided on the organization and management of the alliance. Necessary organs for the Alliance in its early stage are Rector's Council and Management Team.

President, Vesa Saarikoski, JAMK University of Applied Sciences was elected Chairperson and President Veerle Hendrickx, KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts Vice Chairperson of the Rector's Council for the period of 1 January 2022 – 30 June 2022.

Heikki Malinen, Vice Rector, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, was appointed Chairperson of the Management Team. Other Management Team members are Siegfried Zürn, Prof. Dr., Director International Centre and Graduate School, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Steven Sterkx, PhD, Director of Education and Research, KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Chris O'Malley, Vice President, Institute of Technology Sligo, László Gulácsi, Vice Rector for Science and Research, Óbuda University and Sergio Rapuano, Associate Professor, University of Sannio.

Based on the collaboration projects already underway, the Rectors of the RISEN University Alliance look forward to close and diverse co-operation between the educational institutions.

​Strategic partnership agreement for "RISEN University Alliance" (RISEN - Research, Innovation and Education on Sustainable Entrepreneurship) was signed in May 2021 by six higher education institutions.

Further information

Vesa Saarikoski

Rehtori, Rector
Konsernin hallinto, Administration
Korkeakoulupalvelut, University Services
+358504471003

Heikki Malinen

Vararehtori, Vice Rector
Konsernin hallinto, Administration
Korkeakoulupalvelut, University Services
+358407723376