Metropolia is a limited liability company owned by the municipalities of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area with the following holdings: Helsinki 42%, Espoo 27%, Vantaa 26%, Kirkkonummi 4% and Kauniainen 1%. The organization is directed by the Board of Directors, which is chaired by Henri Kuitunen. Metropolia's President /CEO is Riitta Konkola.
At the core of Metropolia are ten schools, with their areas of expertise. The schools are responsible for the performance and quality of Metropolia's core functions, i.e. teaching, research, development and innovation, and business operations.
The core functions and other day-to-day operations of Metropolia are supported by numerous service units. Metropolia Global Education Services act as an insightful link between experts and companies in various fields.
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Director, Strategic Development
Director, Research and Development
Secretary Minna Holm
Vice President, Education
Director, People and Culture
Head of Communications
Chief Information Officer
Innovation Director, Customer-oriented Wellbeing and Health Services
Innovation Director, Functional City for People
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Innovation Director, Smart Mobility
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Innovation Director, Clean and Sustainable Solutions
Innovation Director, Data-driven Construction
The Board of Directors starting 11 May 2023
- Chairperson Henri Kuitunen, Helsinki
- Katri Kalske, Vantaa
- Kirsi-Marja Lievonen, Vantaa
- Kalevi Ekman, Espoo
- Harri Rinta-aho, Espoo
- Marja-Leena Rinkineva, Helsinki
- Satu Järvenkallas, Helsinki
- Timo Junell, staff representative
- Tekla Kosonen, student representative
Each degree programme in Metropolia has an advisory council with representatives not only from the staff and the students but also from working life. In fact one of the tasks of advisory councils is to create and develop degree programmes' connections with working life.
The purpose of advisory councils is to
- act as experts in the development of tasks and operations related to curricula, education and other matters concerning the degree programmes
- create and develop degree programmes' connections with working life
- give statements, if necessary, on matters concerning the degree programmes and their key staff appointments and acquisitions
- make initiatives for the development of operations within the scope of the degree programmes.
The advisory councils can also be assigned with other tasks. Advisory councils serve for a term of three years.