Immigrants in higher education

In 2019 FINEEC is carrying out an evaluation focusing on students with an immigrant background in the Finnish higher education system. The purpose of the evaluation is to gather and produce information on factors that support and hinder the integration of immigrants into higher education.


The Higher Education Evaluation Committee has appointed the following members to the evaluation team:

  • Counsellor of Education Maija Airas, Finnish National Agency for Education (chair)
  • Student David Delahunty, University of Oulu
  • Head of International Affairs Markus Laitinen, University of Helsinki
  • Student Getuar Shemsedini, Tampere University of Applied Sciences
  • Project Director Heidi Stenberg, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences




For further information, please contact:

Counsellor of Evaluation Marja-Liisa (Mafi) Saarilammi, tel. +358 29 533 5528,

Senior Advisor Hanna Väätäinen, tel. +358 29 533 5568,