Finnish universities offer Open University education not only at Open Universities, but also in cooperation with other educational institutions. This cooperative network characterises Open University education in Finland. The most important partners among educational institutions are adult education centres, folk high schools and summer universities.
In practice, such a cooperative network means that each Open University can offer courses in various localities in Finland.
The responsibilities and tasks of various organisations in Open University education
University faculties and departments
- Responsible for the teaching content
- Accept Open University education as equivalent to undergraduate education at universities
- Approve Open University teachers
- Cater teaching for adult students
- Provide teaching either on their own or in cooperation with an adult education institution
- Complete tasks associated with academic administration, such as the registration of completed studies
- Offer Open University education according to the educational needs of their region in cooperation with Open Universities
Ministry of Education and Culture
Finnish adult education centres (in Finnish)
Finnish folk high schools
Finnish summer universities