The quality policy refers to the following principles governing the activity of LUT University:
- University fulfils its mission in accordance with its values and strategy in ways that promote the well-being of the staff and students.
- University's activities and administration are based on continuous assessment and development.
- University maintains a quality assurance system which ensures that the university is able to operate in a responsible, transparent, efficient and quality-oriented way, taking the needs of internal and external stakeholders into consideration.
The rector is responsible for the quality management system, but each member of the university community bears quality management responsibilities related to their job.
External Quality Audit
The Finnish Education Evaluation Council (FINEEC) is an independent body of experts, whose task is to assist education institutions and the Ministry of Education in the assessment of the institutions' quality systems and processes and to thus develop the quality of education.
FINEEC has conducted audits of Finnish higher education institutions and their quality assurance systems since 2005. The audit assesses the coverage of the institution's quality assurance system, its functionality and its effectiveness.
The audit is based on an evaluation process and a set of criteria, which are in turn based on European principles for quality assurance.
FINEEC is a member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) and belongs to the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR).