Student / teacher ratio

Laurea’s target: the proportion of degree students (FTE) to teaching staff is 19,5.

Laurea’s starting level in 2009: students / teaching staff 20.5

Degree students (FTE= Full-time equivalent) refer to the computational number of full-time degree students according to the situation on 20 September. Calculations and conversion factors are implemented as follows:

1. All Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students registered as absent: FTE factor = 0

2. Degree students registered as present:

a) All new students registered as present are full-time students, FTE factor = 1

b) Degree students who have completed at least 30 credits during the previous academic year are full-time students, FTE factor = 1

c) Degree students who have completed less than 30 credits during the previous academic year are part—time students, FTE factor = 0.5

d) Master’s students registered as present are part-time students, FTE factor = 0.5

The student information is established on individual-based student data on 20th of September,

submitted to Statistics Finland / Ministry of Education (WinhaPro), and personnel data is established on reported personnel data on 31 December of the year under review. In calculating the number of full-time teachers, lecturers are included in local unit data.

The information is generated by the local units, regional units and Laurea as a whole.