Dr. Kristiina Erkkilä

Dr. Kristiina Erkkilä

Director of Development, City of Espoo, Finland

Dr. Kristiina Erkkilä is currently Director of Development for the Education and Cultural Services in Espoo, the second largest city in Finland. Before working for the City of Espoo she was Director of the International Centre in Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences. Kristiina Erkkilä holds a Ph.D. in Administrative and Policy Studies in Education from University of Pittsburgh, United States. Her own research interest is entrepreneurial education. Another theme for her research and development work is learning ecosystems. 

Dr. Erkkilä has visited educational institutions around the world and been an invited speaker at many international conferences. The City of Espoo has been a pioneering member of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities for cities actively developing their sustainable lifelong learning opportunities. 

kristiina.erkkila@espoo.fi