Olli-Pekka Martikainen acts as first vice dean from 15 March 2013 until 31 December 2017. The vice dean’s duties mainly involve basic degree studies and artistic operations. Olli-Pekka Martikainen has been a lecturer in percussion instruments in the Academy since 2004, before which he worked as a part-time teacher. He has been the head of the department since 2011. Martikainen worked in the Lahti Symphony Orchestra as the leader of the percussion instrument section for over 15 years. Olli-Pekka Martikainen has a Doctor of Music degree.
The University of Helsinki is the most comprehensive and versatile institution for science, education and intellectual renewal in Finland. It is active on four campuses in Helsinki. The University is one of the leading European research universities and among the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. Research at the University of Helsinki is high-quality, profiled and of high international standard in all fields, and it is developed with a long term approach. As a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the University strives to promote the status of fundamental research. Special emphasis is given to new multidisciplinary approaches to global challenges. Teaching and postgraduate studies are based on research which guarantees the high standard of education. The University's international student body puts high value to the excellent laboratories, libraries and other infrastructure.
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is one of the most international universities of applied sciences in Finland. Twelve international degree programmes, student and teacher mobility, work placement opportunities abroad and various projects play an essential role in the international activities at Metropolia. Over 1 450 foreign students representing 90 nationalities study in Metropolia. Some 550 Metropolian students visit partner schools abroad as exchanges of over 3 months and about 450 exchange students come to Metropolia. Metropolia has over 400 partner universities around the world.