Tiina Vihma-Purovaara


Tiina Vihma-Purovaara is Senior Ministerial Adviser for Science policy at the Department for Higher education and Science policy in the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Finland. Her main tasks include coordinating general international activities of the Department, implementing the international strategy for Higher Education and Research 2017-2025 which includes the establishment of Team Finland Knowledge (Science counsellor) network, and networking and cooperating between the Ministry and the Higher Education Institutions, research performing institutes, Finnish National Agency for Education, Academy of Finland (Research Councils), Business Finland, other Ministries and other actors in internationalisation of HE and science. In her position as Vice-Chair of European Research Area Committee ERAC group Strategic Forum for international STI Cooperation SFIC, Vihma-Purovaara is also in charge of European STI cooperation with non-European Countries.

For ten years (2000-2010) she served as a Manager of EU-Affairs at the Academy of Finland. From 1991 to 2000 she worked at the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts.