LUT University starts teaching social sciences
LUT University will start degree programmes in social and behavioural sciences and communication and information sciences in autumn 2023. Rector Juha-Matti Saksa says social sciences will become the university's third field of education and research alongside technology and business.
Teresa-Kemppi Vasama is the new chair of the board
Teresa Kemppi-Vasama is serving her second term on the board and represents especially entrepreneurship.
She is the head of the family-owned welding industry company Kemppi, which was founded over 70 years ago, and she also has extensive knowledge of the international electronics industry through Kempower, which was listed in December.
Record number of applications to LUT University
The regular admission to Bachelor's programmes in English and admission to all of LUT University's Master's programmes ended on 19 January. LUT offered 36 Master's programmes and six English-language Bachelor's programmes. Bachelor's programmes taught in English attracted 1086 applications in all. The number of applications compared to 2021 grew over 70 per cent.
"We are very pleased with the ever-increasing number of applicants. The world has clearly realised that we are a player of international importance," says LUT University's Vice Rector Jaana Sandström.
Jamie Hyneman appointed Professor of Practice
Inventor and product developer Jamie Hyneman has been appointed as LUT's Professor of Practice for a five-year term from November 15, 2021 to November 14, 2026.
"I'm truly honored by the appointment. I am happy to help LUT by contributing what I know about technology and business and am looking forward to future projects and challenges," Hyneman says.