Jaana Puukka, Analyst, OECD

 

Jaana Puukka is an analyst in the OECD Programme on International Management in Higher Education (IMHE). She joined OECD in 2005 to co-ordinate and manage the thematic review project on “Supporting the Contribution of Higher Education Institutions to Regional Development” which embraced fourteen regions in twelve countries throughout the world. She acted as the Team Co-ordinator of four regional reviews and is the co-author and editor of the final report of the project entitled “Higher Education and Regions – Globally Competitive – Locally Engaged”.


Jaana Puukka has experience in regional development and higher education in Finland as a ministerial and local government adviser, programme manager, practitioner and evaluator and has management experience from both university and polytechnic sector. Before joining OECD, she was the Regional Development Manager of Turku University of Applied Sciences, the biggest professionally oriented HEI in Finland. She has also been involved in the evaluation of the external engagement of the University of Turku and the subsequent re-evaluation and has worked for the Finnish Ministry of Education to review the impact and quality of university master's programmes with funding from the EU structural funds. In addition to her experience in university internationalisation, PR & communication and stakeholder management, Jaana Puukka also has experience in the corporate sector of the pharmaceutical industry.

 

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