Kasvokuva Salla Huttusesta.

Salla Huttunen

Vice President
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Academic degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Specialisation (keywords): Communication, Interaction, Meetings, Organizational Development

Salla Huttunen, Ph.D, is currently working as Vice President at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. Her expertise relates to communication and interaction, and her doctoral thesis (longitudinal study) was concerned with knowing, sense-making, problem-solving, and learning in organizational meetings. In particular, the study addressed the challenges and opportunities that multiple understandings (spread across meetings and participants) can create.

Prior to launching a new career in the academia in 2012, Salla Huttunen worked some 20+ years in business, most recently at Nokia for more than 12 years. She is a seasoned communications professional with a strong background in technical product management and software localization. In communication, her expertise relates to change/transformation and leadership communication.

In her current role as Vice President Salla Huttunen is responsible for Haaga-Helia’s research, development, and innovation (RDI) activities, competence, and digitalization. RDI work that takes place in Research areas supports businesses and other organizations by researching and developing new services, products, solutions, or ways of working, among others. The work done in various projects also supports teaching by creating new competences and by integrating RDI as part of learning. Novel digital services and solutions developed within Haaga-Helia serve a wide audience of stakeholders (students, staff, partners, alumni). Researching the work of the future and the challenges it poses on education is part of Salla’s everyday.


RDI projects:

  • KiVAKO Kielivarannon vahvistaminen korkeakouluissa