Liisa Järvinen Appointed as Project Manager for EC2U
Liisa Järvinen has been appointed as the Project Manager for the European Campus of City-Universities (EC2U) Alliance at the University of Turku. Vice Rector Pia Björn is in charge of the operation at the University of Turku. During the Alliance, joint Master’s degree programmes will be created to seven European universities and the aim is to benefit from collaboration in education, research and innovation.
Project Manager Liisa Järvinen, who was previously the head of international mobility, was also involved in writing the EC2U project application with former Vice Rector Riitta Pyykkö and Research Funding Specialist Johanna Toivonen de Gonzales. From now on, she will be in charge of the general administration and operative coordination of the EC2U co-operation at the University of Turku. One of her first tasks is to promote the EC2U at the University of Turku.
– In November, I will be in touch with each faculty to ask if I could visit them and tell them more about the Alliance, says Järvinen.
The project will officially launch in the beginning of November, but the operation is already in full swing especially when it comes to the planning of the Master's degree programmes. Three joint Master's degree programmes are currently being created. The academic responsible persons of the Master's degree programmes are: Professor Sari Stenholm for Good Health and Well-Being, Professor Kristiina Taivalkoski-Shilov for European Languages and Cultures in Contact, and Professor Jukka Käyhkö for Sustainable Cities and Communities. International Education Specialist Johanna Kärki will be providing administrative assistance in the preparation of the Master's degree programmes.
In the Science with and for Society package of measures, Entrepreneurship Programme Manager Kirsi Peura is the responsible person for the preparation of the Entrepreneurship theme, Professor Mirjamaija Mikkilä-Erdmann for the Teaching and Learning theme, and Planning Officer Janne Loikkanen for the Strengthening Professional Life Connection of Universities theme.
– This is such an extensive project that we need many people involved, says Järvinen and encourages everyone interested to be in touch.
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