Nominated By: Pekka Kess
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Professor
Family Names(s): Kess
Mailing Address: Dept of IEM
PO Box 4610
90014 University of Oulu
Country: Finland
Office Telephone: +35895532932
Office Fax: +35895532904
Residence Telephone: +358400797164
Nationality/Citizenship: Finnish
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 09-03-1952
Current Position: Professor, Head of Department
Current Employer: University of Oulu
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: english
Fluent in Writing: english
Fluent in Speaking: english
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Dr. Science, University of Oulu, Finland1992
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Dr. Engineering, Kasetsart University, Thailand, 2007
Nominee Application Form: Part B
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • General QA consultancy
  • Training of experts/external reviewers
  • Internal QA of institutions
  • External review of institutions
  • Quality Indicators and benchmarks
  • External Review of QAAs
  • QA of Open learning institutes
  • Institutional assessment
  • Institutional quality audits
  • QA of cross border offerings
  • Student feedback and surveys
  • Research assessment
  • Online program accreditation
Other (please specify): TQM
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: Finnish Open Universities Evaluation - Chairman of the evaluation team
Institution/City/Country: Open Universities/various locations in Finland
Date: 2001-2002
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
2. Brief Description: Member of the External Audti Team of Quality Evaluation of Teaching at the University of Tampere
Institution/City/Country: University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Date: 1999-2000
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
3. Brief Description: Member of the External Quality Audit team to evaluate the proposed high quality teaching unit of the economics and business studies in the Finnish universities
Institution/City/Country: Higher Education Evalaution Council, Helsinki, Finland
Date: 2002
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
4. Brief Description: Expert on the University eLearning for the European Commission, DG Education and Culture, 2004 â??2008.
Institution/City/Country: European Commission, DG Education and Culture, Brussels, belgium
Date: 2004-2008
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: Working experience:rnUniversity of Oulu, Finland, 1991 - present (project manager, associate professor, director, full professor (current), head of department (current)rnCCC Software Professionals, Oulu, Finland 1992-1995 (software specialist, team manager)rnIDESCO Oy, Oulu, Finland, 1989-1991 (President, CEO)rnRautaruukki Oy, Raahe/oulu, Finland 1986-1989 (Senior Automation Engineer, Project Manager)rnKemira Oy, Oulu/Siilinjärvi/Helsinki, Finland & Lincoln, UK, 1979-1985 (Researcher, Project Manager, Production Planning Consultant)rnAcademy of Finland, Oulu, Finland, 1978-1979 (Researcch Assistant)rnWismer & Becker Contracting Engineer, Sacramento, California, USA, 1977-1978 (Engineer, Software Engineer)rnrnOther academic activities:rn1. R&D Project evaluations: 8 time for the EUROPEAN COMMISSION rn2. International Journals: Editor-in Chief, Guest editor, Member of the editorial board, Referee in 10 Journalsrn3. Referee: 9 International Conferences in 1998 - presentrn4. Member: 29 Program and Scientific Committees of International Conferences and Journals in 2003 â?? present rn5. Supervisor: 255 academic thesis works (MSc, MBA, LicTech) in 1995 â?? 2011rn6. Supervisor: 18 completed doctoral dissertationsrn7. More than 20 foreign teaching assignmentsrn8. Active participation: 21 international collaborative projectsrn9. Active participation: 9 domestic collaborative projects rn10. Publications in total: 219rnArticles in international scientific journals: 45rnArticles in international conferences: 88rnChapters in books: 11rnMonographies: 13rnResearch Reports: 28rnEducational Materials: 6rnOther relevant articles: 28

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