Minna Koutaniemi
  • PL 59 (Unioninkatu 38D)

    00014

    Finland

19982021

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Curriculum vitae

WORKING EXPERIENCE

University of Helsinki

5/2016– Head of International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation, University Services

10/2009–4/2016 Head of Services, Education Services, Central Administration

5/2009–9/2009 Research and Postgraduate Studies Officer (80%),
Postgraduate Student Services, Faculty Office of the Faculty of Arts

5/2009–9/2009 Planning Officer (20%), Faculty Office of the Faculty of Arts
9/2008–4/2009           

8/2007–8/2008 Head of Academic Affairs,
Student Services, Faculty Office of the Faculty of Arts

9/2003–7/2007 Doctoral Student and Trainer,
Centre for Research and Development of Higher Education, Department of Education, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences

2–3/2006 Course Leader, Centre for Research and Development of Higher Education, Department of Education, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences

9/2000–6/2002 Project Coordinator, Career Services

3–12/2000 Planning Officer (part-time),
Department of Teacher Education, Faculty of Education

4–12/1999 Planning Officer, Faculty Office of the Faculty of Theology

1–3/1999 Office Secretary, Faculty Office of the Faculty of Theology

6, 9–12/1998 Planning Officer, Department of Teacher Education, Faculty of Education

9–12/1997, 1–5/1998 Coordinator for the Faculty of Theology, Career Services

2–5, 8–10/1996, Project Secretary for Peer Tutoring (part-time),
1997                 Faculty Office of the Faculty of Theology

 Other employers

8/2002–7/2003 Lecturer, Helsinki Unit of the Diaconia University of Applied Sciences

6/1999–12/2000 Secretary (part-time), Church Council

1/1989–12/1990 Youth Work Assistant and Theologian (part-time summer job),
1/1993–5/1997 Espoonlahti Parish
6–8/1998      

 

ACTIVIES AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

  • UNA Europa University Alliance, Mobility Cluster, Member 2019– and Chair 2023–2024
  • Nordpath, Director of an international development project funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers 2021–2024
  • Finnish National Agency for Education, Evaluator of Erasmus+ programme evaluation pool 2020–
  • OHA Forum, subgroup for international education cooperation and mobility, Member 2018– and Chair 2018
  • Digivisio 2030 Project, Member of the Workgroup 2 Strategic Changes 2021–2022
  • Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA), Member of the Network of International Relations Officers (IRO) 2014 – 2023 and IRO Observer to the UNICA Steering Committee 2021 - 2022
  • JOOPAS consortium, Member and Chair 2017–2022
  • EAIE - European Association for International Education, Mentor 2020–2021
  • UNIFI, Strategic expert group on international affairs appointed by the Board, Deputy member 2018–2019
  • Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland, Forum for International Policies in Higher Education and Research, Member of the forum 2018–2019
  • Choir named Helsingin laulu: Member of the board 2022.
  • Choir named Naiskuoro Kupliva: Secretary, Member of the board 2017–2019.
  • Parental association for upper level of Tapiola comprehensive school: Member of the Board 2017–2018.

Active member of many international and national activities in professional groups.

LANGUAGE SKILLS AND
INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCES

  • English: fluent
  • Swedish: good
  • German: basics
  • Finnish: native speaker

Good knowledge and skills to work in multicultural and linguistic work environments. Understanding of cultural differences and peculiarities. Strong experience in international communication, cooperation, negotiation and marketing. Ability to drive projects in intercultural networks.

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

Sport activities, choir, book club, Museum Card, cultural events, concerts and art exhibitions.

 

Education information

  • PhD, Faculty of Education – University of Helsinki 2009
  • Masters' education, Faculty of Theology  – University of Helsinki 1999

  • Ethics of AI course – University of Helsinki 2023
  • Good administration at the university – University of Helsinki 2023
  • Communication skills at the university – University of Helsinki 2022
  • Preventing and solving conflicts at work – 2021
  • LEAN Finland – Professio 2018
  • Coaching Leadership – BoMentis Coaching House 2018
  • Program for Leaders in Administration – Nordic Association of University Administrators 2017–2018
  • Elements of AI course – Reaktor and University of Helsinki 2018
  • LEAN & Public administration – Professio 2016
  • PM Basics – Aalto PRO 2013
  • Study Program in Administration and Management of Higher Education – University of Tampere 2008–2009
  • Teaching and learning in Higher Education, university pedagogical training 60 ETCS – University of Helsinki 2005 – 2006

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • University pedagogy

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.