Accreditations, rankings and audits

At the University of Vaasa, we emphasise accreditations as a means of developing the quality of our operations. Our target is to have all educational programmes accredited internationally in the future.

The EPAS accreditation is the most thorough programme accreditation system for business and management programmes. It is acknowledged worldwide by potential students, employers, clients and the media. The international accreditation of the German ASIIN organisation focuses on reviewing and certifying bachelor's and master's programmes in engineering, computer science, and natural sciences.

The AACSB accreditation process for business studies started at the University of Vaasa during fall 2017, and it will end in 2024. We are currently implementing the development activities recognised in the self-evaluation phase.

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EPAS-accredited programmes in business studies at the University of Vaasa:   


ASIIN-accredited programmes in engineering at the University of Vaasa: 


Auditing allows the evaluation of the quality system and its effectiveness. The quality system of the University of Vaasa has been audited, like all Finnish universities' quality systems, by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre.

University rankings are evaluations of quality that rank the targets based on calibrated performance indicators. There are several kinds of rankings from evaluations of institutional research to web rankings. The University of Vaasa participated in the U-Multiranking in 2013.

Other external evaluations. The University of Vaasa has participated in numerous external evaluations since 1991. They focused on individual disciplines as well as the university as a whole and resulted in numerous national quality labels and rewards.

The University of Vaasa also regularly evaluates its research activities. The evaluation is an external peer review carried out by international panels of independent scientific experts, and it is based on background material and site visits. The purpose is to compare the research activities and their quality internationally, to develop the research activities in general, to get international feedback, and to identify research groups that are performing on a high scientific level.