Heidi Fagerholm starts as the Rector of the Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Published: 16 October 2020 at 11:25 :: Press Releases

Heidi Fagerholm starts as the Rector and CEO of the Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk) on 16 Oct. She received the Rector's Chain on 15 Oct in a private event due to the coronavirus.

Fagerholm thanked the board of Oamk for its courage to choose new rector with a different background from the corporate world. She hopes that she can meet the expectations by bringing forth new ideas for cooperation and leadership. Fagerholm states that she gets to lead a respected and reputable university of applied science.

– I start as the Rector of Oamk in a time where we live in the middle of uncertainty and change. Our feeling of security and our resilience to crisis are being tested. We have to adapt to the situation and find new ways to survive and create new everyday life and routines together.

– I see this as a possibility where new innovations can emerge in every branch of science. In these times cooperation is highlighted. Especially our cooperation with the University of Oulu, the City of Oulu and the companies in our region is very important, Oamk’s Rector Heidi Fagerholm said in her speech in the event.

Heidi Fagerholm has a Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) and a strong international working career and a significant executive experience in big organisations.  

Heidi Fagerholm is the new Rector of Oamk
From the left: Member of the board of Oamk Timo Levo, Oamk’s students Sipe Myllyniemi and Anni Hurtig, Oamk’s Rector Heidi Fagerholm and Rector of the University of Oulu and chairperson of the board of Oamk Jouko Niinimäki. Photo: Kulmakuvaamo Seija Leskelä