Under a decree issued by the Government last week, the funding of Finnish polytechnics is to be determined on a range of performance indicators such as the number of completed degrees, the quality of study programmes, efficiency, the employment rate of graduates, and research and development programmes. The objective of the decree, which is part of the ongoing polytechnic reform process, is to enhance the efficiency of polytechnics and to shorten graduation times.
Under the decree, 46 per cent of the funding is determined by the number of completed degrees and 24 per cent by the number of students completing at least 55 ECTS credits per academic year. Currently, 30 per cent of the funding is dependent on the number of completed degrees and 70 per cent on the number of enrolled students.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
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