Sunday, 20 September 2009

Markku Lahtinen to Lead New TAMK

Markku Lahtinen (50) is elected president of the new TAMK University of Applied Sciences as TAMK and PIRAMK UAS merge on 1 January 2010. He has been the president of TAMK University of Applied Sciences since 1997.

President Markku Lahtinen will lead the third largest Finnish university of applied sciences with approximately 9000 students. The new TAMK will have campuses in Tampere, Ikaalinen, Mänttä-Vilppula and Virrat. The number of staff will be approximately 850.

Education and related research and development of the multidisciplinary TAMK will focus on technology, wellbeing services, business administration, tourism and culture. The new TAMK provides degree-awarding education in more than 40 degree programmes in seven fields of study: Culture, Natural sciences, Natural resources and the environment, Tourism, catering and domestic services, Social services, health and sports, Technology, communication and transport, Social sciences, business and administration. In addition, TAMK provides vocational teacher education and diverse further and continuing education possibilities.

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