Universities in Finland have during the years 2015-2019 received 50 M€ in competitive funds with the aim of strengthening universities’ profiles. The aim of this work was to evaluate the impacts of these funds on the universities’ strategic planning and leadership.
Gaia analysed how the universities had applied for and used the funds to develop their own areas of strength, and how they had agreed on cooperation and division of tasks. The analysis was made in close dialogue with the 14 universities in Finland..
The results of the evaluation were used in the implementation of the Government’s vision for higher education and research in Finland 2030, in support of strong, reliable and internationally competitive universities