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Audit of the University of the Arts Helsinki


The audit of the University of the Art Helsinki’s quality system is conducted between March 2017 and September 2018. A three-day site visit is carried out in April 2018. The freely selected audit target chosen by the University of the Art Helsinki’s is development of study options in the university. The audit is carried out by a national audit team. The audit team members are:

Vice rector, PhD (econ.) Minna Hiillos, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (Chair)
Quality Manager, M.Sc. Pirjo Halonen, University of Jyväskylä
Student (theology), M.Sc. Juha Isotalo, University of Helsinki
Executive Director Minnakaisa Kuivalainen, Tampere Music Festivals
Director, PhD Mika Laakkonen, University of Lapland

The objective of the FINEEC audit is to support Finnish HEIs in developing quality systems that correspond to the European principles of quality assurance and to demonstrate that functional and consistent quality assurance procedures are in place in Finland both in institutions and on the national level.

The participating HEIs have themselves decided on the development and form of their quality systems, and the audit assesses the comprehensiveness, functionality and effectiveness of those systems. The audits are guided by the principle of enhancement-led evaluation that has formed into a strong tradition in Finnish evaluation practice. The goal is to help HEIs to recognise the strengths, good practices and areas in need of development in their operations. The institutions are supported in their efforts to reach their strategic objectives and in directing future development activities in order to create a framework for the institutions’ continuous development.

FINEEC is a member of the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) and is a full member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA).

The contact person of the audit at FINEEC

Kati Isoaho, Senior Advisor
+358 29 533 5519, firstname.surname@karvi.fi


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