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New student representatives elected for the university administration

07.11.2011

On 3 November, the Central Election Committee of the Student Union confirmed the settled election situations in the elections of the department and faculty councils as well as the university collegium. Voting is not conducted in any of the units and some administrative bodies even had to be supplemented. The new student representatives in the university administration will begin their two-year term on 1 Jan 2012.

After the supplementary application period, a total of eight student member seats are filled in the following administrative bodies: the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Medicine, the Department Council of the Institute of  Dentistry, the Department Council of Hjelt Institute, the Department Council of the Institute of Clinical Medicine, the Department Council of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (3 seats) and the Department Council of the Department of Political and Economic Studies. In addition, the university collegium must be supplemented in terms of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

A total of 320 new student representatives are elected for the administration.

Further information: Secretary for Academic Affairs Juha Hurme, 050 543 8460, juha.hurme@hyy.fi


A faculty council is a multi-member administrative body of the faculty, chaired by the dean. The faculty council is responsible for developing teaching and research in the faculty, managing the quality of research and teaching, deciding on degree requirements, curriculum, student admission criteria as well as addressing far-reaching plans and other important matters of principle concerning the faculty.

A department council is a department's multi-member administrative body, chaired by the head of the department. The department council is responsible for developing teaching and research in the department, contributing to the quality management of research and education, discussing the action plan of the department, including the personnel plan and the budget for the department, and addressing far-reaching or important matters of principle concerning the department, which the head of the department has submitted to the department council for discussion.