Degree in teaching, Teacher Training College Eastern Finland, Joensuu, 1968. Master of Arts in Pedagogics, Institution Higher Education Joensuu, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Pedagogics, University Joensuu, 1986.
Researcher, lecturer University Joensuu, 1978—1984, lecturer, 1984—1990, associate professor psychology, 1985—1987, professor sociology education, 1987—1990, associate professor education, 1990—1991. Rector North Karelia Polytechnic, 1992—1995, president, rector, since 1996. Member consultative committee Centre for International Mobility, Helsinki, Finland, 1996—2003.
Member consultant committee Employment and Economic Development Center North Karelia, Joensuu, since 1998. Member consultant committee in education State Provincial Office of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, since 1996. Member consultant committee Center Expertise Programmes, Joensuu, since 1996.
Member of European Association International Education, Westermarck Society.
Married Marja-Leena Anneli Maljojoki, March 6, 1966. Children: Mia, Toni.