Audit of the Laurea University of Applied Sciences 2022

FINEEC conducts an audit of the Laurea University of Applied Sciences. A two-day audit visit at the Laurea University of Applied Sciences is carried out 23–24 March 2022. The audit report is to be published in June 2022 on FINEEC’s digital audit platform.

The audit is conducted by the following audit team:

  • Heidi Fagerholm, Rector, CEO, Oulun ammattikorkeakoulu
  • Juha Eskelinen, Director, Regional Development, Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council
  • Jaana Kullaslahti, Senior Specialist, higher education pedagogy, Häme University of Applied Sciences
  • Onni Kuparinen, student, LAB 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. The Laurea University of Applied Sciences has chosen the key partnership model for developing the region as one of the evaluation areas.

Benchlearning is one of the methods applied in the audits. The benchlearning partner of the Laurea University of Applied Sciences is National Land Survey of Finland and the benchlearning target is HEI enhances quality and well-being.

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

Mira Huusko, senior advisor, + 358 29 533 5565,