Search Announcement: Steering Group for the Sote Academy

TYY seeks two members and two deputy members to the Steering Group for the Centre for Education and Research on Social and Health Services (Sote Academy) for the term ending 31 Jul 2026.

Sote Academy provides knowledge and education concerning the integration of social and healthcare services. It brings together the expertise of all the Faculties of the University. Sote Academy is a central actor in development of multidisciplinary education in the University.

The Steering Group is not a decision-making body. It's primary role is to discuss and handle issues concerning the Sote Academy and its Board. Member of the Steering Group represent all Faculties.

The Steering Group meets two time in a semester to discuss issues concerning both education and research.

Search for the members for the Steering Group will begin on Friday, 31 May 2024. One may stand as a candidate for membership in theSteering Group by filling an electronic form found at TYY website ( by Monady, 10 Jun 2024 at 23.59. The Specialist for Academic Affairs will draft a proposal for TYY Executive Board on the elected. TYY Executive Board will make the decision on student representatives in June.

>Apply for the Steering Group of the Sote Academy

In the election of student representatives to the Steering Group, attention will be paid, for example, on previous experience from associations, from the administration of higher education institutions and from interest promotion, on motivation and commitment to the task, on balanced representation of faculties, departments and programs and balanced gender distribution 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. Those with a full-time employment with the university are not eligible, as defined in the election rules of the University of Turku.

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. 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.


More information:

Specialist for Academic Affairs Tero Ahlgren, puh. +358 44 796 1064