Jarkko Leinonen named Head of Campus Development
Jarkko Leinonen MSc (Civil Engineering) has been named Head of Campus Development for the Aalto University Campus Project starting 24 October 2011.
His work will include overseeing the development and implementation of Aalto University’s new teaching and research premises, maintaining command of campus planning and its sub-projects as well as cultivating steady dialogue with campus project users and cooperation partners. Mr. Leinonen’s previous positions include Senior Vice President, Property Development at Renor Ltd, Senior Expert at Senate Properties and Senior Research Scientist at VTT the Technical Research Centre of Finland. Mr. Leinonen will report to Aalto Director of Finance Marianna Bom.
The Aalto University campus solution was finalised in June 2011, when the model of one centralised campus was approved. This model best supports the realisation of the Aalto University’s mission; to become a multidisciplinary university and a pioneer of new ideas. Centralised operations will create the conditions for a high-quality, inspiring and versatile learning environment in which students are truly afforded the possibility to make choices.The centralised campus will support boundary-breaking research and artistic activity by enabling versatile and progressive forms of interaction. The values and mission of Aalto University will steer planning and construction of the new main campus.
The primary objective is to create a vibrant and interactive research and study environment where work, study, hobbies and everyday life are naturally interconnected. New energy and transport solutions will be required for the campus in order to achieve goals set for sustainable development. The campus project’s other objective is to provide premises for more diverse services and cultural activities as well as hobbies.