Quality Policy for Novia University of Applied Sciences

  • We have students and learning at the center and support students' well-being.
  • We promote development and innovation in society.
  • We value each other's knowledge, and care about a supportive working community and developing in our tasks.
  • We emphasize sustainable development and responsibility in our operations
  • We carry out the university's strategies and goals through a unified management system and continuous improvement of operations.
  • We continuously develop and evaluate our university, and commit to fulfill the requirements set.

Vaasa May 30th 2023

Örjan Andersson
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.

Contact Person

Head of Quality Assurance
Mr Mats Lindholm in Raseborg
E-mail: mats.lindholm@novia.fi 
Telephone: +358 44 762 3760



Contact Quality Coordinators at Novia UAS

Lilian Nordell

Senior Lecturer

Henriksgatan 7
20500 ÅBO

Jörgen Strid

Senior Lecturer

Köpmansgatan 10

Gun Karell

Senior Lecturer

Raseborgsvägen 9
10600 EKENÄS

Thomas Kuni

Quality Assurance Coordinator, Quality Assurance Coordinator

Köpmansgatan 10
Wolffskavägen 31
65200 VASA

Sannikka Björklund


Hertig Johans parkgata 21
20100 ÅBO

Irene Dahlin


Wolffskavägen 33
65200 VASA
Noviaspersonaldagar18 Web GranqvistJennifer 43 av 112

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.

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Mats Lindholm

Senior Lecturer

Raseborgsvägen 9
10600 EKENÄS