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, Evaluation Area I is at the level good.

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


  • Education at Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology systematically reflects the university’s strategy.
  • Teachers use a competence-based approach and align their courses in accordance with the learning outcomes.
  • International accreditations have enhanced quality assurance on the degree level sustainably and contributed to the development of a quality culture.


  • The university should continue to work to improve the role of course evaluations in their quality system.
  • The university should ensure participation by international students in Finland in the planning and development of the curricula.
  • The university should develop a concept for the creation of double degree programmes with strategic partners abroad in order to further enhance the planning and development of double degree programmes.