1 HEI creates competence

The 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 the main strengths and recommendations:


  • Systematic internationalisation and work life relevance are embedded across all curricula. Their implementation is supported through maintaining alumni networks, career support, internship, talent and mentorship programmes.
  • Individualised arrangements and support for students’ study progress and well-being are in place and fostered by different structures in the university.
  • Evaluation of education is based on systematic data collection, a process of assessment of learning and through the student representatives’ involvement.
  • Involvement of stakeholders and students in the planning of education ensures grounding in the business community and the needs of the students.


  • Hanken should develop an institution-wide approach to research-based, up-to-date education provision and ensure both the relevance of all education provision and teachers’ autonomy.
  • To achieve the university’s strategic ambitions, Hanken should integrate key graduate attributes, such as sustainability, in the entire education provision as a systematic way to enculture and educate students throughout the study period and across degree programmes.
  • Feedback collected for evaluating and enhancing the quality of education should be followed by feedback to students and staff (feedback-on-feedback) about the measures taken and impact of their contributions on the quality and development of the education provision.