Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) is a pioneering science university in Finland, bringing together the fields of science and business since 1969. Our international community is composed of approximately 6,500 students and experts engaged in scientific research and academic education. Our strength lies in our way of working together across scientific and departmental boundaries. We are constantly expanding our networks in both the business and the academic community.
LUT has a tradition of strong links with the business community. The Finnish business journal “Talouselämä” has ranked LUT as the best university in business technology cooperation in Finland. We promote business generated by scientific research. We aim to be a forerunner in education by securing international quality labels for our degree programs as a sign of excellence in the teaching. In the autumn of 2012, nearly 33 percent of our new students were foreign nationals. The level of our research is high according to an international evaluation (source: Research Assessment Exercise, RAE). According to 2014 Times Higher Education World University rankings, LUT is one of the world’s top 300 Universities. Our work supports our values: the courage to succeed, the passion for innovation through science, and the will to build well-being.
LUT has the one of the first European Masters programs in the field of purchasing and supply management. The Master’s program curriculum in Supply Management is designed for future specialists and managers of supplier relationships, networks and strategic buying. The program focuses on the challenges of global sourcing, strategic supply management and cost effectiveness of a firm. The program develops special skills and competencies in supply management and gives tools to explore and find responsible sources from global supply networks. The program is working in close collaboration with industry and public sector in Finland. The program cooperates with the leading Universities and scholars across Europe. This Erasmus + project allows LUT to develop new and innovative curriculum structures for the future needs of purchasing and supply management professionals.
Professor of Supply Chain Management
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Professor Hallikas has been actively pursuing teaching, research and consultancy in the purchasing and supply management capability development with the private and public sector organizations. He is acting as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, the leading European journal in the field or purchasing and supply management. He has been the Board member of the Finnish Association of Purchasing and Logistics (LOGY).