Audit of Savonia University of Applied Sciences


FINEEC conducts an audit of Savonia University of Applied Sciences. A two-day audit visit at Savonia is carried out 18-19 January 2022. The audit report is to be published in March-April 2022 on FINEEC’s digital audit platform.

The audit is conducted by the following audit team:

• President Kati Komulainen, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences (chair)
• Theme Specialist Perttu Jämsén, Sitra
• Student Nina Lyytikäinen, Oulu University of Applied Sciences
• Principal Lecturer Kimmo Mäki, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

The purpose of the audit is

• to evaluate whether the quality work in the HEI meets the European quality assurance standards,
• to assess whether the quality system produces relevant information for the implementation of the strategy and the continuous development of the HEI’s activities, and whether it results in effective enhancement activities,
• to encourage internationalisation, experimenting and a creative atmosphere at HEIs, and
• to accumulate open and transparent information on quality work at Finnish HEIs.

The focus of the audit is on the procedures used by the HEI to maintain and enhance the quality of its activities.

The FINEEC audits cover all the core duties of the HEI, that is, education, research /RDI and societal engagement. The strategic development of HEIs is supported in the audit by offering HEIs the possibility to select one of the evaluation areas. Savonia has chosen Demand-driven Continuous Learning as one of the evaluation areas. Benchlearning is one of the methods applied in the audits.

The enhancement-led approach is applied in the audits. The goal of enhancement-led evaluation is to involve staff, students and stakeholders of a higher education institution (HEI) in recognising strengths, good practices and enhancement areas in the HEI’s activities. The aim is also to support HEIs in achieving their own objectives, thus creating a premise for the continuous development of HEIs.

The contact person at FINEEC
Hanna Väätäinen, Senior Advisor, + 358 29 533 68,