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Kandipalaute – The Finnish Bachelor’s Graduate Survey has been renewed

The national student feedback survey of Finnish universities has been renewed.

From the beginning of 2017, the survey is based on the HowULearn questionnaire developed at the University of Helsinki. All students who have completed a bachelor’s or corresponding degree answer the questionnaire.

What is Kandipalaute?

Kandipalaute – the Finnish Bachelor’s Graduate Survey – is a national online feedback survey that maps graduates’ satisfaction with their university and study experiences. The results are utilised in developing university education and in steering education and its financing nationally.

The survey was created at Universities Finland UNIFI in cooperation with universities, students and the Ministry of Education and Culture. It has been carried out at all Finnish universities, except for the National Defence University, since 2013.

What is changing?

The contents of the questionnaire (the questions and statements) have been renewed. They now comply with the HowULearn questionnaire developed at the University of Helsinki based on scientific research on learning, studying and teaching at the university. The IT Center for Science CSC is now in charge of the survey’s technical implementation.

All students answer the survey once during their studies. Students who completed their bachelor’s degree before the end of 2016 fill in the former questionnaire developed by the German CHE Consult GmbH. Those graduating after the beginning of 2017 use the new questionnaire.

All graduates will be sent an invitation to answer the survey.

Why is it important to answer?

The purpose of the survey is to collect information on learning, studying and teaching in different fields. The aim is to create an accurate idea of students’ study experiences. Student feedback is important for developing the quality of education, teaching and guidance as well as better working methods.

Student feedback also affects the funding of universities. Since 2015, the Ministry of Education and Culture has allotted 3% of universities’ basic funding, in total about 50 million euro, based on national student feedback.

Answering the questionnaire takes from 15 to 20 minutes. By answering the student can contribute to developing education at the University.

Further information: [email protected]

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