Laurea has successfully incorporated an international and intercultural dimension into the purpose, function and delivery of its education.
Laurea is proud to announce that it has obtained the Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation from the European Consortium for Accreditation. The certificate was awarded to Laurea for having successfully incorporated an international and intercultural dimension into the purpose, function and delivery of its education. Laurea’s Learning by Developing model received also a special mention as a good practice example in the assessment report.
The Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation or CeQuInt-project aims to assess, reward and enhance the internationalisation of higher education. The project is co-funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union. Laurea was assessed by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre, FINEEC.
In order to get the certificate Laurea went through a rigorous assessment procedure that included first making a self-evaluation report and then allowing a panel of experts to evaluate the institution’s internationalisation measures during a one-day site visit. Undergoing the assessment gave Laurea as an institution insight into its performance in the domain of internationalisation and provided means for improvements.
The certificate was handed to Laurea representative Planning Officer Mari
Pohjola in the dissemination conference in Paris on 27 February 2015. The conference guided participants from the current issues in internationalisation towards an understanding of the concept of quality in internationalisation with an impressive line-up pf speakers such as Laura Howard (EAIE), Ulrich Grothus (DAAD) and Hans de Wit (Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore). Also Laurea’s experiences of participating in the assessment procedure were presented in one the conference sessions by Planning Officer Mari Pohjola.