Ms. Kaisa Kurki (Master of Arts) was selected to be in charge of international affairs at the University of Tampere, beginning on 1 February 2012.
Ms. Kurki took a master’s degree at the University of Tampere majoring in translation studies (German) and has served as a coordinator of international education at the University of Tampere since 2004. Before that she was a translator, an academic assistant in translation studies and acting coordinator at the University of Tampere. She speaks English, German, Swedish and Spanish.
“I would hope to raise the profile of internationality in the University’s operations and improve everyone’s internationalization opportunities. The University should be a genuinely international community as seen in its internal operating culture and external attractiveness,” she says.
There were 60 applicants for the post.