Quality assurance

At Lahti University of Applied Sciences quality management forms the foundations for the active development of our higher education institution. At our university quality-thinking is based on the principles of continuous development. With the help of a variety of joint quality procedures we steer our everyday operations and recognise our strenghts and weaknessess. 

Quality Label

Lahti University of Applied Sciences has a quality label, which has been awarded by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre. The quality label is valid for 23.8.2018 - 23.8.2024. The quality system of LAMK fulfils the national criteria set for the quality management of higher education institutions, and corresponds to the European quality assurance principles and recommendations for higher education institutions.

LAMK Quality Drivers

LAMK Quality Drivers form the basis for the active quality work and enhance the quality culture at our university. As a whole, at LAMK the quality work and the quality system itself are tightly connected to the strategic management and help us reach our strategic vision. 

Lahti University of Applied Sciences was established in 1992 and quality work has been of importance from the very beginning. Nowadays it forms a vital part of all our operations – systematic quality assurance supports the development of our education and operations and enhances our competitiveness in Finland and abroad.

PDCA quality cycle

The quality system of Lahti University of Applied Sciences is based on the principles of the PDCA quality cycle (Plan - Do - Check - Act), which ensures that the operations are developed systematically with the support of four different phases. At LAMK all core duties, including education, RDI and regional development, as well as support services, have been designed a set of quality procedures which help to direct these functions and improve their quality.

The quality system of Lahti University of Applied Sciences was audited for the first time in 2006.  LAMK is currently in the second round audit process and the next audit will be organised in April 2018 by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC). 

Key documents related to quality management

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Quality label

Quality label

Lahti University of Applied Sciences has a quality label, which has been awarded by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre.

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LAMK Strategy 2020

LAMK Strategy 2020 is the key document for steering the organisation. It sets the scene for the development work at Lahti University of Applied Sciences in the upcoming years. 

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LAMK Quality Handbook

Quality Handbook contains a description of our quality system, organisational structure, and detailed information about the quality procedures we have in place to support development work at our university. 

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Audit Manual for the Quality Systems

Audit Manual for the Quality Systems of Higher Education Institutions by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre’s (FINEEC) steers the quality work in higher education in Finland and clarifies the targets and criteria for the quality system audits in the second audit round.