Kirsi-Marja Marnela

University of Tampere, Finland

Kirsi-Marja Marnela was presented with the very first Best Practice award in 2004. The Awards Committee recognised her as being among the first officials working in international affairs in Finnish higher education, referring to her as the ‘soul of cooperation’. They remarked that “her commitment, high standards and drive for cooperation are surely among the strengths which make her a model of best practice.” When she received this award, Kirsi-Marja was working at the University of Tampere in Finland.