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ERIC Number: EJ1088827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-2156-8235
The Benefits of a Quality Management System in a University Merger--A Case Study of the Merger of Two Finnish Universities
Saarti, Jarmo; Suntioinen, Sirpa; Karjalainen, Kirsi; Tirronen, Jarkko
European Journal of Higher Education, v2 n2-3 p132-145 2012
At the turn of the century the higher education legislation and structure was reorganized in Finland. The number of universities was reduced by merging seven existing universities into three new universities. One of these new universities is the University of Eastern Finland, which was formed from the Universities of Joensuu and Kuopio. The merger process started in 2007 and during this time the quality management techniques have been utilized in the development of the administration system for the new university, one aim being to meet the standards of FINHEEC auditing. This article describes utilizing the existing quality know-how and the FINHEEC quality criteria to build a quality management system and how to utilize the auditing and other assessing techniques in reorganizing the management system of a new university.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland