Administration and academic authorities
Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) is maintained by the limited company of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences. The main shareholder of the company is the City of Seinäjoki. Other shareholders are the Seinäjoki Joint Municipal Authority for Education, the Municipality of Ilmajoki and the towns of Kurikka and Ähtäri. The total number of the staff at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences is about 350.
The shareholders’ meeting has the supreme power of decision. The company’s Board of Directors makes the decisions concerning strategy and strategic operations. There are nine members in the board. Dr. Tapio Varmola is both the President of the University of Applied Sciences and the Managing Director of the company.
Mr. Tapio Varmola, the President of the University of Applied Sciences, manages the operations according to strategies and other policies defined by the Board. Elina Varamäki is the deputy to the President/Managing Director. Mrs. Elina Varamäki also acts as the RDI Director and manages the library and information services, and the student services. Johanna Säilä-Jokinen, the Director of Administration, manages the administration of the University of Applied Sciences.
At Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, there are four faculties focusing on education and RDI:
- School of Food and Agriculture, Dean Terhi Junkkari
- School of Business and Culture, Dean Anmari Viljamaa
- School of Health Care and Social Work, Dean Taina Junttila
- School of Technology, Dean Heikki Rasku
Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences is a multi-disciplinary institution of higher education operating in The City of Seinäjoki. Adult education is also offered at the Regional University of Applied Sciences in the towns of Kauhava and Kurikka, as well as in the subregions of Järviseutu, Kuusiokunnat and Suupohja.