Prof Krista Varantola

Prof Varantola, Gender Summit speaker

Professor and rector emerita, Tampere University, Finland.

Gender balance in the Finnish educational sector
KEF 5: Nordic Call for gendered science knowledge

Chancellor Emerita Krista Varantola received her PhD in English from the University of Turku in English, Finland in 1985.  In 1989 she became professor of English at the University of Tampere  She held several administrative positions at Tampere and served Rector (President) and Chancellor of the University of Tampere. She was Chair of the Finnish Council of University Rectors for 2008-2009.  She is currently Chair of the National Advisory Board on Research Integrity in Finland which and member of the ALLEA workgroup on science and ethics.

She is a founding member of EWORA, “European Women Rectors Association” and initiated the cooperation between EWORA’s predecessor and the WWUPF (World Women University Presidents’ Forum) led by prof. Liu Jinan in China. She has participated actively in both associations and given a number of invited talks on gender equality.