COST Targeted Network TN1302

The voice of research administrators - building a network of administrative excellence (BESTPRAC)


Position Title:
Member of WG1
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Description of job and tasks involved

Experience and expertise in administration of many different research and development project types. Special expertise in cross-cultural cooperation. In current position responsible for training and coaching of the university’s network of project reporters. The focus of the network of is in financial reporting and financial administration of research projects.

Experience in European research projects


  • Interreg IVB (Baltic Sea Programme)
  • Interreg IVC
  • FP7
  • Marie Curie ITN & IAPP (FP7)
  • EIT ICT Labs



Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is established in 1965. It focuses exclusively on graduate education and research with 10,400 students (2012) 1800 co-workers, 4 faculties and 17 departments. TUT focuses on research that applies science and technology to problems of human need, social advancement, and economic development. Five strategic research thrusts build TUT’s research agenda: Signal Processing, Optics and Photonics, Intelligent Machines, Biomodelling, Built Environment. 

TUT’s administration model is decentralized, also in research administration. The Research and Innovation Services is located in the University Services. The research services provide help and support in both project application phase (pre award) and in project administration and management (post award). Support and help to project administration is provided mainly through training via network of project reporters consisting of 30 financial secretaries from the 17 different departments. But also a lot of individual/single project support is provided. The Research and Innovation Services, together with other central units (Financial Services, Human Resources), takes care of adjusting the internal practices of the university to correspond the requirements of both national and international research project funding regulation. However, in each department, the researchers and research groups are responsible of the project administration themselves, with help of financial secretaries located in their departments. For examples the Financial Statements of different research project are being prepared in the departments by the financial secretaries.

Curriculum Vitae

Education/Professional Career


Master of Social Sciences, University of Turku, Finland


Development Aid Project Administration in Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland  
2007:Coordinator in the Embassy of Finland in Austria, Vienna
2008:Coordinator in the Permanent Mission of Finland in OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation) in Austria, Vienna 
2010-2011:ERDF (Interreg) project Administration in Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia, Finland
since 2013:FP7 and other research project Administration in Tampere University of Technology, Finland