Rector Professor Kalervo Väänänen
tel. +358  29 450 2915
fax. +358 29 450 5040

The Rector implements the university strategy by directing the university. He is responsible for the economic, productive and efficient operations of the university. He prepares matters for discussion and decision in the university board meetings and implements the decisions of the board.

  • Kalervo Väänänen started as the Rector of the University of Turku on 1 August  2012 and his term lasts until 31 July 2019.
  • From 2010 Väänänen acted as the Academic rector in the University of Eastern Finland. Väänänen worked as Associate Professor in the University of Oulu between 1983 and 1997. He has been Professor of Cell Biology in the University of Turku since 1998. Additionally, Väänänen has acted as the Head of the Institute of Biomedicine at the University of Turku, the Scientific Director of BioCity Turku, and as a member of the Academy of Finland. He has also worked as a visiting researcher in the University of Kansas and as a visiting professor in Uppsala University.
  • Väänänen operates in several national and international expert positions and positions of trust. He has received many recognitions and scientific awards. Väänänen has actively developed business applications for research innovations and participated in the founding of research-based businesses.


Jaana Fieandt
tel. +358 29 450 3002



20014 Turun yliopisto, Finland
Tel. +358 29 450 5000

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