LUT University has a working community of approximately 930 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.

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 two vice rectors. Jaana Sandström is responsible for education and Jari Hämäläinen for research and innovation. In the absence of the rector, the vice rector for education is in charge of the university.

Research Platforms

AMBI – Analytics-Based Management for Business and Manufacturing Industry.
Our research focuses on smart technologies in the manufacturing industry, digital transformation and business analytics. With our help companies can improve their competitiveness and create sustainable value in the digital economy.

GREENRENEW – Green Hydrogen and CO2 for Industry Renewal.
We facilitate the transition to carbon-neutral industry based on renewable energy. We create cost-competitive solutions for key processes needed in the industry renewal. The solutions are enabled by green hydrogen and turning CO2 from a problem to a resource.

INERCOM – Integrated Energy Conversion Machinery.
We support the transition to a carbon-neutral world by creating record-breaking efficient solutions for energy conversion machinery.

MORE SIM - Modelling reality through simulation.
We address virtual human, machine, and environmental systems to enable new approaches to the organisation of industrial activity. We provide digital tools that will contribute to achieving sustainable industrial growth.

SCI-MAT - Sustainable circularity of inorganic materials
We examine the circular economy models of metals and industrial minerals by utilising municipal and electronic waste and side flows from mining and other industry as raw materials. We create reusable materials with mechanical and hydrometallurgical processes.


The LUT School of Energy Systems' areas of expertise are energy engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering and mechanical engineering. 

The LUT School of Engineering Science acts as an international expert in the fields of separation, purification and process technology, as well as machine vision and pattern recognition, industrial mathematics and different branches of physics.

The LUT School of Business and Management combines business, industrial engineering and management, as well as software expertise in a unique way. The focus of both education and research is on building sustainable competitiveness and promoting green technology.

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.

LUT University

Lappeenranta Campus
Yliopistonkatu 34
53850 Lappeenranta, Finland
Tel. +358 29 446 2111

Lahti Campus
Mukkulankatu 19
15210 Lahti, Finland
Tel. +358 29 446 2111

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