Higher Education Evaluation Committee

The Ministry of Education and Culture has appointed the Higher Education Evaluation Committee that  operates in connection with FINEEC for the period of 16 December 2014 to 30 November 2018. The Higher Education Evaluation Committee decides on project plans for the evaluations of HEIs, the composition of planning and review teams and the final results of the audits performed on the quality systems.

The members of the Higher Education Evaluation Committee are:

  • Jouni Välijärvi, Professor, University of Jyväskylä
  • Pekka Auvinen, Vice-rector, Karelia University of Applied Sciences
  • Tapio Heiskari, Educational Policy Officer, National Union of University Students in Finland
  • Tapio Huttula, Rector and Managing Director, HUMAK University of Applied Sciences
  • Katrina Nordström, Professor, Aalto University
  • Anneli Pirttilä, Rector and Managing Director, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences
  • Eva Maria Raudasoja, Director, University of Oulu
  • Susanna Aro, Education Director, The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK)
  • Anniina Sippola, Education Policy Adviser, Union of Students in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences – SAMOK

The Chair of the Evaluation Committee is professor Jouni Välijärvi and the Vice-chair is Rector Anneli Pirttilä.