President of Aalto University, Tuula Teeri, will be the new President of IVA

Friday 3 March 2017

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Professor Tuula Teeri has been elected as the new President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). She is a Professor of Wood Biotechnology and Molecular Biotechnology and comes most recently from her position as President of Aalto University in Helsinki.

“It’s an honour to be given this assignment and I’m grateful for the trust placed in me. As President of IVA I’m particularly interested in being part of the international development within science and technology. Other issues important to me are the future of engineering education and innovation collaboration between academia and industry,” says IVA’s next President, Tuula Teeri.

IVA’s new President Tuula Teeri is the first President of Aalto University which was founded in 2010 when the Helsinki School of Economics, the University of Art and Design Helsinki and the Helsinki University of Technology merged.

“Tuula Teeri has experience from running one of Europe’s most innovative universities which crosses the boundaries between technology, design and entrepreneurship,” says IVA’s Chairman Leif Johansson. “She is also an experienced leader with an impressive academic background.”

Tuula Teeri has served as Deputy President of the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, in Stockholm where she started out as a guest professor in 1996 and was given a professorship in 1998. She has published more than 180 scientific articles. She has been a member of IVA’s Chemical Engineering division since 2006 and of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Technology Academy Finland (TAF) and the Swedish Academy of Technology in Finland.

Tuula Teeri is expected to take up her position at IVA in late autumn 2017.  

Contact / inquiries:

Hely Kilpeläinen, Assistant to Tuula Teeri 
Telephone: +358 50 452 4690
e-mail: president@aalto.fi