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Quality system audit 2022/2023

According to the University Act, Finnish universities shall regularly participate in the evaluation of their activities and quality systems. to University's quality system was audited early in year 2023. The quality label is valid until May 2029.
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Aalto University's quality system was audited by The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC, Karvi). Aalto received the level ‘excellent’ from all evaluation areas. Aalto received special praise from the audit team for the systematic use of annual strategic processes in development of its core activities. Aalto’s strengths also include unique operational environmental analysis, strategic cross-cutting approaches and constant dialogue with internal and external stakeholders.  

The audit assesses the appropriateness, functionality and effectiveness of the university's quality system. It focuses on the university's operating methods, the processes by which it pursues its own goals. Also central to auditing are the utilisation and effectiveness of follow-up information and feedback in the planning and development of operations.

Read the audit report

The objectives of the quality system audit

  • evaluate how the university's quality system serves as a tool for quality management and development,
  • to evaluate whether the quality work in the university meets the European quality assurance
  • evaluate the quality system in relation to the four audit areas and make a presentation on whether the university passes the audit or requires a re-audit,
  • helps the university to identify the strengths, good practices and areas for development of its operations
  • to support the university in achieving its own strategic goals and directing development activities.
  • to assess whether the quality system produces relevant information for the
    implementation of the strategy and the continuous development of the university's
    activities, and whether it results in effective enhancement activities,
  • to encourage internationalisation, experimenting and a creative atmosphere at

Audit manual 2019-2024

Audit process - timetable

Read the audit report(karvi.fi)

Opiskelijoita tekemässä ryhmätyötä

Self-evaluation report, audit 2022

Self-assessment refers to the organisation’s assessment of its activities and their enhancement.

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Quality management is part of all university activities to ensure appropriate activities and continuous development of operations. With the help of the quality management system, the quality system, we ensure that we develop our operations and activities so that we achieve our goals. 


Quality management

The quality system of Aalto University is an entity of policies, procedures and processes aimed at safeguarding and improving the quality of the university activities, its education, its research and other activities.

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Quality label for Aalto University – excellent reviews of all evaluation areas

The FINEEC quality audit praised the close connection of strategic management with the quality system

People working. Picture: Unto Raution

Quality together – Supporting Aalto community in well-being and in coping with work

At the Wellbeing Desk, professionals representing many fields are available to help Aaltonians

Tiina Pylkkönen seisomassa palvelupisteen ovella.

Quality together – Students have a voice in university decision-making

Community involvement in developing the university is a key aspect of our values

Eveliina Palo A grid -rakennuksen portaikossa

Quality together – Learning about equality, diversity and inclusion

Benchlearning visit to EPFL Lausanne gave valuable insights into EDI practices when we prepare for the upcoming quality audit.

Julisteita EPFL:n kampuksella
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