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Search Announcement: the Board of the Brahea Centre at the University of Turku

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Open positions | 17.11.2016

The Student Union is looking for a student member and a possible deputy member for the Board of Brahea Centre of the University of Turku for the term ending 31 Dec 2019. The need for a deputy member will be confirmed in December.

Brahea Centre is an independent, multidisciplinary unit of the University of Turku, which provides research-based development and educational services. Brahea Centre has an essential role in the competitiveness of the whole university. Brahea Centre improves the societal effect of research results, the realization of the principle of lifelong learning and the university’s interaction with its operational environment. The work of the Centre is many times closely related to national and international projects.

The remit of the board is to develop and evaluate the operation of the unit, to approve long-term policy alignments and programmes guiding the unit’s operation, to make a proposal on the unit’s annual plan, to decide on the grounds for using the resources granted for the unit and to make a proposal on appointing the Director of the unit.

Search for student representatives will begin on Thursday, 17 Nov 2016. One may stand as a candidate for membership in the Board of Brahea Centre by filling an electronic form found at TYY website ( by Sunday, 11 Dec 2016 at 23.59. If the number of applicants is higher than the number of seats in the Board, the specialist for academic affairs will draft a proposal for TYY Executive Board on the elected.

► Apply for the Board of Brahea Centre

The following criteria will be observed in the election of student representatives in the Board of Brahea Centre: motivation shown in the application to succeed in the tasks of the organ, previous experience in promoting student interests in TYY organisations and university administration, balanced representation of different faculties and balanced gender distribution of student representatives in the organ.

According to TYY’s regulation, people with the right to complete a lower university degree, higher university degree, licentiate or doctoral degree, specialist degree in medicine or degree in dental science in the University of Turku are eligible for application. The eligible applicants must also be registered as present in the university. People who have a full-time employment of at least twelve months at the university are not eligible to apply. The limit of full-time employment is considered 30 hours per week.

According to TYY's Regulation on the election of student representatives, the number of posts of student representatives in the administration is limited to three posts per person. The limitation does not apply to internal working groups of faculties or departments. This entry is intended to ensure balanced distribution of the posts of student representatives in the administration.

TYY emphasises transparency and equality in its activities.  We hope to receive applications from many people with different backgrounds.

For more information:

Specialist, Academic Affairs, harassment contact person Joni Kajander, puh. +358 44 796 1064