Committees in School of Pharmacy

The steering committee

The steering committee is an advisory organ that the Head of School convenes to discuss general, financial and human resources issues affecting the school, prior to decision-making by Head of School.  The steering committee performs an annual assessment of the school's activities.

The members of steering committee, deputies:
The Head of School Jarkko Ketolainen, Deputy Head Markus Forsberg, Deputy Head Kirsti Vainio
Professor Paavo Honkakoski, University Lecturer Veli-Pekka Ranta
Professor Jarkko Rautio, Professor Seppo Auriola
University Lecturer Kati Sepponen
Academy Research  Jaana Rysä, Professor Matti Viluksela
University Lecturer Kirsi Laitinen
Associate Professor Ossi Korhonen, Senior Researcher Riikka Laitinen
Professor Jouko Vepsäläinen, Professor Sirpa Hartikainen
Senior Lecturer Pekka Jarho, Senior Researcher Maija Lahtela-Kakkonen
Academy Researcher  Anu Kauppinen, Senior Researcher Marika Ruponen
University Lecturer Piia Siitonen, Senior Researcher Johanna Timonen
Laboratory Engineer Markku Taskinen, Teaching Pharmacist Päivi Tiihonen
Administrative Coordinator Päivi Mensalo, Research Secretary Paula Räsänen

Chairman of the steering committee is the Head of School Jarkko Ketolainen and secretary is Training Coordinator Päivi Hartikainen.

Education Planning Committee (KOSTI)

Education planning committee at School of pharmacy  (KOSTI) is an advisory organ which coordinates School's curriculumn process. KOSTI analysis the feedback from students, teachers, teaching pharmacies, employers and other interest groups to develop and evaluate the education in School. 

The members of KOSTI, deputies:
Senior Lecturer Kirsti Vainio
Professor Jarkko Rautio, Senior Lecturer Pekka Jarho
Professor Paavo Honkakoski, University Lecturer Veli-Pekka Ranta
Associate Professor Ossi Korhonen, University Lecturer Tarja Toropainen
University Lecturer Kirsti Laitinen, Professor Markus Forsberg
Academy Research Jaana Rysä, Senior Researcher Marjo Huovinen
University Lecturer Kati Sepponen
University Lecturer Jaana Veki, University Lecturer Anne Lecklin
Senior Researcher Marika Ruponen, University Lecturer Reeta Heikkilä

Head of School Jarkko Ketolainen and University Lecturer Krista Laine are also the members of education planning committee.

In addition 4 student representatives and deputies appointed by Fortis, the association of pharmacy students in Kuopio, are the members of education planning committee.

Chairman of education planning committe is deputy head of School Kirsti Vainio and secratary is Training Coordinator Päivi Hartikainen.