Quality Policy for Novia University of Applied Sciences
We put students and learning at the centre, as well as supporting development and innovation in society.
We care about our students' well-being.
We place emphasis on sustainable development, good results, and responsibility within our operations.
We anchor and bring quality work to life in the university's daily operations.
We continuously evaluate and develop the university's operations, and each of us undertakes tasks to fulfill the requirements set.
We care about constantly developing in our duties, value each other's knowledge, and uphold a supportive working community.
We support the realisation of the university's strategies and goals through a unified management system and the continuous improvement of operations.
Vaasa on 4 April 2023
President at Novia University of Applied Sciences
Sustainable Development and Education for Sustainable Development
The economic, social, environmental and cultural aspects of sustainable development are linked to all course work. Some examples of how sustainable development has been incorporated in the curriculum: study modules in sustainability worth 3 or 5 credit points is part of many degree programmes, SD is integrated in R&D, continuing education of the personnel, course description includes the heading "sustainability aspects" stating briefly how sustainability themes are dealt with in the course and during their practice placements students also observe their work environment from the sustainability point of view.
For measuring sustainable development we have asked every Head of the degree programmes to answer which relevant aspects of sustainable development for the profession they have in the curricula and how it is taken into account. We also have question about how well sustainable development is integrated at our university in internal surveys to students and personnel.
Head of Quality Assurance
Mr Mats Lindholm in Raseborg
Telephone: +358 44 762 3760
Contact Quality Coordinators at Novia UAS
The Finnish Education Evaluation Center
The Finnish Education Evaluation Center (former Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council) has conducted an audit awarded our university a quality label that is valid for six years beginning on 24 May 2012. Our quality management fulfills the national criteria set for the quality management of higher education institutions, and the system corresponds to the European principles and recommendations for the quality management of higher education institutions.
The press release from Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council: Novia University of Applied Sciences passes the audit. An abstract in English can be found on page 79 in the report "Audit of Novia University of Applied Sciences 2012"
The most important goal is to support our student´s progress into quality- and environmentally conscious skilled citizens who can take sustainability into consideration in their future roles.
The documentation follows the structure of the quality management standard ISO 9001.