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SciFest Blog and Photo Gallery
03/22/07

Links to SciFest Blog and Photo Gallery is added to Links page.

Sami Khuri Comes to Joensuu
02/28/07

Professor Sami Khuri comes to Joensuu to keep Bioinformatics workshop 22.–23.3.

Nokia Sponsors SciFest
02/07/07

Nokia brings N80 Internet Edition mobile phones to mobile phone workshop at SciFest.

Workshop registration is started!
02/01/07

Workshop registration is started. Only in finnish.

SciFest Breefing tue 2/6/2007
01/31/07

Welcome to SciFest breefing to Joensuu tuesday 2/6/2007 at 11:00. Place is AU300 (Aurora building, 3rd floor).

Details about the workshops
01/24/07

Details about the workshops are coming 2/26/07.

Organization

Advisory Board

Members of advisory board:

  • The Confederation of Finnish Industries EK: Director General Leif Fagernäs, Specialist Aira Viita, deputy member Specialist Timo Hahtala
  • Helsingin Sanomat: Chief Editor Reetta Meriläinen
  • Heureka, suomalainen tiedekeskus: Director Per-Edvin Persson, deputy member Special Planner Mirja Rosenberg
  • State Provincial Officer of Eastern Finland: Governor Pirjo Ala-Kapee, deputy member Director of Education and Culture Eija Pääkkö
  • City of Joensuu: Mayor Juhani Meriläinen
  • University of Joensuu/Faculty of Education: Rector Heikki Happonen, deputy member Lecturer Kari Sormunen
  • University of Joensuu/Faculty of Science: Director Markku Hauta-Kasari, deputy member professori Markku Tukiainen
  • University of Joensuu/Faculty of Forestry: Head of Administration Kaisa Laitinen, deputy member Senior Assistant Katri Luostarinen
  • University of Joensuu/Faculty of Science, Department of Computer Science and Statistics: Head of Department, Professor Erkki Sutinen
  • Karjalainen: Chief Editor Pekka Mervola
  • The Chair of the Kids' Club: Chair Marjo Virnes
  • The Association of Biology and Geography Teachers r.a.: Kaija Keski-Honkola, Saku Punkari
  • MAOL ry: Authorized representative is named later.
  • Finnish Forest Research Institute/Joensuu Research Unit: The Head of the research unit Jari Parviainen, deputy member professor Tuula Nuutinen
  • The Finnish National Board of Education: Director General Kirsi Lindroos, deputy member Counsellor of Education Marja Montonen
  • Save the Children Finland: Secretary General Hanna Markkula-Kivisilta
  • North Karelia University of Applied Sciences: President Vesa Saarikoski, deputy member Vice President Raimo Saarelainen
  • North Carelian Chamber of Commerce: Chairman of the Committee Harri Broman
  • Regien of North Karelia: Executive Director Pentti Hyttinen, deputy member Planning Director Risto Poutiainen
  • Employment and Economic Development Centre for North Karelia: The Head of the Technology Unit, Technology Specialist Kalevi Pölönen, deputy member Technology Specialist Kari Korhonen
  • North Karelian Enterprisers: Organization Secretary Merja Blomberg, deputy member Managing Director Jouni Mönkkönen
  • Academy of Finland: President Raimo Väyrynen, deputy member Communications Director Maj-Lis Tanner
  • Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund: Director Antti Hautamäki
  • TEKES, Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation: Debuty Director General Martti af Heurlin, deputy member Senior Technology Adviser Kalevi Pölönen
  • Technology Industries of Finland: Specialist, School and Enterprise Collaborator Pirkko Pitk├Ąpaasi
  • TIEKE, Finnish Information Society Development Centre: Executive Director Aatto J. Repo, deputy member Product Manager Merja Sjöblom
  • University of Pretoria, South Africa: Professor Johannes Cronje
  • Åbo Akademi: Professor em. Bengt Stenlund, deputy member Licentiate in Technology Mona Grönstrand
  • Finnish Association of Career Counsellors: Chairman Heli Piikkilä
  • Finnish Society for Computer Science: Professor Jukka Paakki, deputy member professor Lea Kutvonen

Rector of the University of Joensuu Perttu Vartiainen is the chairman of the advisory board.

Strategic Group

Members of the strategic group:

  • Head of the Department of Computer Science and Statistics, professor Erkki Sutinen, University of Joensuu, chairman of the strategic group
  • Assistant Ilkka Jormanainen, University of Joensuu
  • Honorary Councillor Matti Halonen
  • Rector Heikki Happonen, University of Joensuu
  • Executive Planning Officer Elina Hartikainen, University of Joensuu
  • Executive Planning Officer Kirsi Karjalainen, University of Joensuu
  • Planning Officer Olli Kauppinen, Town of Joensuu
  • Executive Planning Officer Timo Rui, University of Joensuu
  • Teacher Mika Vanhanen, Town of Joensuu
  • Rector Timo Vattulainen, Town of Lieksa
  • Project Manager Marjo Virnes, University of Joensuu