The highest decision-making body of the University of Vaasa is the Board which is appointed by the University Collegium. The university operations are lead by the Rector chosen by the Board. The Rector is supported in their tasks by the Steering Group which consists of the Deans, the University's employer representatives, Vice Rector and the Rector, who acts as the chair. The Rector can also call other persons to be members of the Steering Group.

The University has a Council of Research and Education, which is the administrative body responsible for the quality of research and education. The council is chaired by the Vice-Rector and includes one representative from each of the Schools, as well as nine other representatives of the University community and their personal deputy members.

The University of Vaasa has four Schools for research and teaching. These are the School of Management, the School of Accounting and Finance, the School of Marketing and Communication and the School of Technology and Innovations. The Management Group and The Dean of each respective faculty are responsible for its administration.

The University of Vaasa is going to have three multidisciplinary research platforms: Vaasa Energy Business Innovation Centre - VEBIC, Digital Economy, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship InnoLab.

Affiliated Institutions of the University of Vaasa are the Linginno, the Levón Institute and the Tritonia Academic Library. The operations of the Affiliated Institutions are lead and supervised by a director appointed for this task.

Administrative services for the university’s schools are provided by the University Services unit.




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