Audit of Centria University of Applied Sciences 2023

Higher education

FINEEC conducts an audit of Centria University of Applied Sciences. A two-day audit visit at Centria is carried out 14-15 February 2023. The audit report is to be published in May-June 2023 on FINEEC’s digital audit platform.

The audit is conducted by the following audit team:

  • President Mervi Vidgrén, Savonia University of Applied Sciences (chair)
  • Specialist Perttu Jämsén, Sitra
  • Student Rico Martikanen, Kaakkois-Suomi University of Applied Sciences
  • Principal Lecturer Marjaana Mäkelä, Haaga-Helia 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. Centria has chosen Education Export as one of the evaluation areas.

Benchlearning is one of the methods applied in the audits. The benchlearning partner is Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

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

Kirsi Mustonen.

Kirsi Mustonen

Senior Evaluation Advisor
Higher education, Liberal adult education
+358 29 533 5515 Helsinki