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The university degree system underwent considerable changes at the end of the 1970s: degrees based on subject levels were replaced by degree or study programmes, a credit called a "study week" (referring to c. 40 hours of study) was introduced as...
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In 1959, the University of Oulu, one of Finland's 20 universities, was created 600 km north of Helsinki, the beginning of regional higher education in Finland. Today, its five faculties -- Education, Humanities, Medicine, Science and Technology -...
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As part of its national strategy for success in the world market, Finland is implementing an educational reform which in the future is aimed at giving university level education of high quality up to 65 per cent of the population. At the same tim...
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The aim of the article is to analyse the impacts of quality assessment, called 'total evaluation' that was carried out at Jyväskylä University in 1992-93. Analytically, the starting point is to analyse both direct and indirect impacts of quality ...
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In this report we will describe the various assessments of operations carried out at the University of Helsinki in the 1990s. In addition, we will discuss where these assessments have led and how the operations of the university have benefited fr...
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This working paper provides a preliminary overview of the main hospital administrative data sets potentially available in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden and the United States.
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The goal of achieving lifelong learning is ambitious in its aims to engage all citizens in the process of learning. It is complex because it breaks with past education reforms by defining in new ways the content, place, timing and duration of lea...
Partnerships are being established throughout OECD countries to tackle issues of economic development, employment, social cohesion and the quality of life. This book proposes a strategy that governments can implement to improve governance through partnerships.
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The purpose of the present chapter is to describe the flow of employees into and out of the higher educational system from and into the surrounding economy.
Results from Finland schools that took part in this study, which was carried out to understand how ICT relates to educational innovation.