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Welcome to the Master’s Degree Programme Evaluation Seminar

News | 6.9.2018

The University of Turku carried out an internal evaluation of the international Master’s Degree Programmes in spring 2018. The evaluation was carried out by the evaluation group appointed by the Rector and chaired by Vice-Rector Riitta Pyykkö. As a part of the evaluation the evaluation group is hosting the Evaluation Seminar directed to all members of staff as well as students interested in international degree programmes and their development.

The evaluation of master's degree programmes was done based on self-evaluation reports from faculties, student feedback (International Student Barometer) collected in 2017 and interviews. The report written based on the evaluation will be published in the Evaluation Seminar. It is also a platform for staff and students to discuss the future of our master's degree programmes. The Evaluation Seminar open to all will be held 20.9.2018 from 13.00 to 16.00 in the TSE Osuuskauppasali. It is also possible to follow the seminar online.

Please register for the seminar by 16.9.

The link for online participation will be updated here and to the Event Calendar by 18.9.

During the evaluation process, the evaluation group has identified several development themes that should be put into effect on the University level. These can then help in the development of the faculty and programme level processes as well as to define the strategies involving the international programmes in the University. The themes include:

University level directives
Administration and academic leadership
Collection and spreading of good practices
Integration and well-being of students
Employability issues

These themes will be the focus of the seminar. The programme is as follows:

13.00 Welcome words and presenting the evaluation report
                             Vice-Rector Riitta Pyykkö
13.30 What can we improve? Results of the International Student Barometer
                             International Education Specialist Johanna Kärki
13.50 Best practices and how to share them in master's programmes
                             Vice-Dean Niina Nummela
14.10 Coffee
14.40 Employability issues and development of internships in master's programmes
                             Planning officer Janne Loikkanen
15.10 Panel discussion
                             Chair Vice-Dean Heikki Hämäläinen