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Decorations of the President of the Republic to Sirje Liukko

Presidential Medal of Honour has been awarded to Planning Officer Sirje Liukko at the School of Chemical Engineering.
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Professor Markus Linder, Planning Officer Sirje Liukko and Dean Kristiina Kruus.

Planning officer Sirje Liukko has had a long career in academia, first as a research assistant in chemistry and later in administrative positions. In her current role as a PhD programme Planning Officer at the School of Chemical Engineering, her tasks include advising applicants and providing administrative support to students from the beginning of their studies to the pre-screening and graduation of their dissertations.

The role requires a deep understanding of the objectives and content of the doctoral programme, which Sirje has acquired through her own research career and her licentiate degree. Around 30 new doctoral students graduate each year. 

Prior to her current role, she has worked in various positions as a chemist and research assistant in various companies and Aalto University. 

Sirje Liukko is appreciated in the working community as a solid substance expert whose holistic and critical approach helps and encourages future doctoral researchers to achieve their goals on time and with attention to important details. She is also a well-liked and respected member of the working community, both among teaching and research staff and among administrative staff.

Medal awarded: The Order of the Lion of Finland, Knight

Congratulations Sirje!

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