ENQA external review 2021

External panel

An external review of FINEEC’s evaluation activities in higher education is carried out in 2021 by European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (ENQA).

An international panel of experts appointed by ENQA conducts the evaluation. The members of the panel are:

  • Bryan Maguire, Director of Quality Assurance, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), Ireland – Chair, quality assurance professional (ENQA nominee)
  • Ronny Heintze, Commissioner for International Affairs, Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Study Programs (AQAS), Germany – Secretary, quality assurance professional (ENQA nominee)
  • Terhi Nokkala, Senior Researcher, Finnish Institute for Educational research, University of Jyväskylä, Finland – Academic (EUA nominee)
  • Alexandra-Simona Zamfir, PhD student in Medicine, “GRIGORE T. POPA”, University of Medicine and Pharmacy IASI, Romania – Student (ESU nominee)

Focus and process of the review

The review will evaluate whether and how the agency meets the expectations of the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the EHEA (ESG).

FINEEC has prepared a self-assessment for the review. The panel conducts an online visit to FINEEC in September 2021. During the visit, the panel interviews FINEEC staff, higher education evaluation committee members, and representatives of evaluators, higher education institutions, Ministry of Education and Culture and other stakeholder groups.

FINEEC will need to show compliance with the ESG in order to pass the review and to renew its membership in ENQA and the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR).

The review is scheduled to finish in February 2022.


FINEEC’s self-assessment

FINEEC’s Unit for Higher Education and Liberal Adult Education has prepared a self-assessment report based on the ENQA guidelines describing FINEEC’s activities in general and especially with respect to ESG.

FINEEC self-assessment report for ENQA external review 2021


For more information, please contact

Mirella Nordblad, Counsellor of Evaluation, firstname.lastname@karvi.fi, tel. +358 29 533 5541