Audit of the Lapland University of Applied Sciences 2022

FINEEC conducts an audit of the Lapland University of Applied Sciences. A two-day audit visit at the Lapland University of Applied of Sciences is carried out 29-30 March 2023. The audit report is to be published by June 2023 on FINEEC’s digital audit platform.

The audit is conducted by the following audit team:

  • Vice president for education Timo Mattila, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (chair of the audit team),
  • Student Tekla Kosonen, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences,
  • Senior Lecturer Sanna Ruhalahti, Tampere University of Applied Sciences,
  • Senior Advisor Mikko Valtonen, Finland Chamber of Commerce.

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. The Lapland University of Applied Sciences has chosen as one of the evaluation areas Considering the changing competence needs in working life in the provision of continuous learning.

Benchlearning is one of the methods applied in the audits. The benchlearning partner of the Lapland University of Applied Sciences is Fachhochschule Technikum Wien and the benchlearning target is Collaboration with Working Life.

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

Niina Nurkka, Senior Advisor, + 358 29 533 5573,