Evaluation of fields of study 2019


FINEEC carries out an evaluation which focus on how well the Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences have developed their educational profiles in the disciplines of social sciences, humanities, technology as well as economics and business.

The evaluation is carried out by four separate evaluation teams. The members of the evaluation teams are:


  • Vice-rector, professor Riitta Pyykkö, University of Turku (chair)
  • Secretary general Kimmo Levä, Finnish Museums Association
  • Director Seija Mahlamäki-Kultanen, Häme University of Applied Sciences
  • Professor Marko Pantermöller, University of Greifswald
  • Professor Torsten Pettersson, Uppsala University
  • Student Sini Saarinen, University of Turku
  • Assistant professor Mikko Tolonen, University of Helsinki.

Economics and business

  • Professor (emeritus) Jyrki Wallenius, Aalto University (chair)
  • Research director Mervi Friman, Häme University of Applied Sciences
  • Student Mari Hallikainen, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
  • Professor Tomi Kallio, University of Turku
  • Vice-rector Katri Ojasalo, Laurea University of Applied Sciences
  • Vice-rector, professor Jaana Sandström, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT
  • Chief policy adviser Mika Tuuliainen, Confederation of Finnish Industries.


  • D.Sc. (Tech.) Anneli Pirttilä (chair)
  • Director Heli Harrikari, Tampere University
  • Student Ella Joukkola, Savonia University of Applied Sciences
  • Director Laura Juvonen, Technology Industries Finland
  • Dean Juha Kontio, Turku University of Applied Sciences
  • Professor Alf Rehn, University of Southern Denmark
  • Professor Olli Silvén,University of Oulu.

Social sciences

  • Vice-Dean Ullamaija Seppälä, University of Helsinki (chair)
  • Professor Marko Joas, Åbo Akademi University
  • Student Viivi Kaikkonen, University of Jyväskylä
  • Professor Jussi Kivistö, Tampere University
  • Principal lecturer Teemu Rantanen, Laurea University of Applied Sciences
  • Professor Terhi Rantanen, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Director Teija Tiilikainen, Finnish Institute of International Affairs.

The evalution is carried out in line with the principles of the enhancement-led approach. The central aim of the evaluation is to produce an overview and information of the state of the development of educational profiles in the disciplines that are included in the evaluation. The central topics covered in the evaluation are the competence-base and working-life relevance of degrees. The evaluation will also produce information on the strenghts and development needs of the higher education istitutions and the the entire higher education system in terms of their ability to respond to the changing competence needs and future operational environment.

Field-specific evaluation reports are produced and published at the final seminar taking place 23 January 2020. In addition, a summary publication will be produced that includes the overall findings of the evaluations.

For further information, please contact:

Mira Huusko, tel. +358 29533 5565, firstname.surname@karvi.fi
Otto Leppänen, tel. +358 29533 5573, firstname.surname@karvi.fi
Kirsi Mustonen, tel. +358 29533 5515, firstname.surname@karvi.fi
Mirella Nordblad,  tel. +358 29533 5541, firstname.surname@karvi.fi