Co-operation procedures at Aalto University’s Lahti Center
The co-operation negotiations at Aalto University’s Lahti center are finalized. The negotia-tions took place between 30.11.2011-18.1.2012 and concerned 23 employees.
In its report dated 30 September 2011, Aalto University's internal working group recommended changes to environmental engineering activities, including those concerning the Lahti Center, and recommended that the university's operations model in the Lahti Center be reformed. In preparation for the relevant decision-making work, Aalto University held co-operation negotiations on the operational re-organization of the Lahti Center concerning all 23 employees.
As a result of the negotiations the Lahti center, a part of the Aalto School of Engineering, will not continue as its own administrative unit. The research and education will be a part of the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at the School of Engineering in Otaniemi. Aalto University’s activities in Lahti will however continue, e.g. as regional investment research projects. The University is also active in the field of design in Lahti.
For the research and education personnel the work location will change and the work will continue in Otaniemi. The cut-backs for service personnel in Lahti after spring 2012 will affect 11 employees. All personnel will be offered other work possibilities in the Helsinki region or at other Aalto campuses in Finland. Aalto University will make the final decisions regarding the service personnel during February.