1 HEI creates competence

Evaluation area I assesses the procedures which support student-centred, working-life oriented planning, implementation and enhancement of education, which is based on research or artistic activities.

Based on the audit team’s evaluation, the evaluation area I is at the level good.

The audit team identified the following as key strengths and recommendations:


  • The University of Oulu offers opportunities for interdisciplinary studies and other interdisciplinary activities, which are encouraged through various ways. This adds value to the student experience and strengthens the relations between the study programmes, the university community, and the university’s stakeholders.
  • The Student Union and student representatives are strongly committed to the development of the university’s activities.
  • Various channels of interaction are offered for students to engage with the surrounding community, such as joint projects with the labour market and the ecosystem.​


  • In enhancing education, the University of Oulu should increase the utilisation of student feedback, provide students more feed forward on their learning and emphasise feedback on feedback.
  • The university should streamline support services for doctoral researchers.
  • Tutor teachers should have more time reserved for tutoring.