I will miss visiting Helsinki. Since last August, I have made 8 visits to Finland, including mid-summer and mid-winter. The reason? I have been chairing the international audit of a Finnish university. In this blog, I will offer a few personal reflections on the process.
Thinking about the history of higher education over the last 200 years, some key events spring to mind. The Robbins Report; the Dearing Report; the “cuts” of 1981; the end of the binary divide. However, few people would think of the Universities’ Deputation of 1918.