LUT University has a working community of approximately 1 200 staff.
As a public university, the supreme decision making body of the university is the Board, which is responsible, among other things, for determining the university's operations and key financing objectives, as well as overall strategy and management principles.
Acting as Chairman of the Board is Teresa Kemppi-Vasama. The Secretary of the Board is Riikka Sund.
Rector Juha-Matti Saksa heads the activity of the university and is responsible for the effective fulfillment of the university's mission. In addition to the rector, the university has three vice rectors. Jaana Sandström is responsible for education, Jari Hämäläinen for research and innovation and Truus Poels for Human Resource Development. In the absence of the rector, the vice rector for education is in charge of the university.
The University Collegium
A new university law introduced a new administrative branch for universities in Finland, the University Collegium.
In addition to its statutory duties, the tasks of the University Collegium are to maintain scientific policy debate both within the university and in the surrounding society and to determine the basis for the payment of bonuses to members of the Senate.
The statutory duties of the University Collegium include, among other things, deciding on the number of members of the Senate and the terms of office for its members, choosing members of the University Senate and confirming the university's financial statements and annual report, and granting discharge from liability for the accounts to the Senate members and the President.