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Organization of veterinary education in Finland. Present financing schemes and future plans Antti Sukura, Dean Veterinarians in Finland by profession Altogether 1840 veterinarians, retired 280, no information of occupation 289 (EVIRA, 2007) Veterinary Education in Finland; short history

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organization of veterinary education in finland present financing schemes and future plans

Organization of veterinary education in Finland. Present financing schemes and future plans

Antti Sukura, Dean

veterinarians in finland by profession
Veterinarians in Finland by profession

Altogether 1840 veterinarians, retired 280, no information of occupation 289 (EVIRA, 2007)

veterinary education in finland short history
Veterinary Education in Finland; short history
  • College of Veterinary Medicine (EKK) 1945-1995
  • Located in Helsinki, Hämeentie 57, facilities build mainly 1960’s, app. 25 students / year
  • Field station /ambulatory clinic in Hautjärvi, Mäntsälä: production animals practical teaching 1956  Saari unit 1996
  • Joining on University of Helsinki 1995 as an independent Faculty
  • New facilities in Viikki campus, EE-building: 2004, teaching hospital for small animals and equines 2006 (Clinicum-building)
university of helsinki in brief
University of Helsinki, in brief
  • Bilingual (Finnish and Swedish), teaching also in English
  • 11 faculties
  • 35,300 degree students, 47,000 continuing education
  • 7,900 employees, 3,900 of whom are researchers and teachers
  • Funding EUR 546 million
  • Established in Turku in 1640, moved to Helsinki in 1828
  • Operates on 4 campuses in Helsinki and in 19 other towns in Finland
  • Aims to establish its position among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in Europe
branches of university of helsinki
Branches of University of Helsinki

Campuses in Helsinki

Helsinki

www.helsinki.fi/vuosikertomus2007/english/institutes.htm/

organization of the faculty 2007 2009
Organization of the Faculty, 2007-2009
  • Four Departments
    • Department of Basic Veterinary Sciences
    • Department of Food and Environmental Hygiene
    • Department of Equine and Small Animal Medicine
    • Department of Production Animal Medicine (Saari unit)
  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital
responsibilities
Responsibilities
  • research
  • undergraduate education
  • postgraduate education
  • continuing education
  • professional services and social influence
the basic veterinary degree 3 3 years 360 ects
The Basic Veterinary Degree 3+3 years, 360 ECTS
  • Lower academic degree:
    • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

180 ECTS/3 years

  • Higher academic degree:
    • Licentiate of Veterinary Medicine (=Master´s degree)= DVM

180 ECTS/3 years

  • Closely integrated, primary goal = Licentiate 6 years
  • 1.8.2005 →
slide9

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine(PSP = personal study plan, L = language and communication studies, ICT = information and communication technologies studies, E = ethics, SG = scientific growth, BT = bachelor’s thesis)

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Licenticate of Veterinary Medicine(PSP = personal study plan, L = language and communication studies, ICT = information and communication technologies studies, E = ethics, SG = scientific growth, MT = master’s thesis)

other degrees
Other Degrees
  • Scientific post-graduate studies
    • 4 years
    • PhD in Veterinary Medicine
  • Professional post-graduate studies
    • 4 years
    • Specialist degrees: small animals, horses, farm animals, infectious diseases, industrial food hygiene, environmental hygiene
students and personnel
Students and personnel
  • 450 basic degree students
  • 80 PhD students
  • 110 Professional post-graduate
  • Personnel approximately 290
    • 25 professors (23,3 full time equality)
    • 29 university lectures and clinical teachers
    • 12 assistant teachers
    • 33 researchers
new students 1985 2008
New students 1985-2008
  • intake increased up to 70 new students/2008
  • female majority
performance
Performance
  • Research Assessment Exercise 2005
    • Faculty increased score
    • http://www.helsinki.fi/research2005/english/index.ht
  • Quality Assurance Organisation
    • Audited 2007
  • Evaluation of Education, 2008
  • EAEVE reevaluation 2009 (last 1999)
  • Teaching
    • Goal:
      • 60 graduate degrees,
      • 11 Scientific postgraduate,
      • 9 professional postgraduate
research performance

Host responses

Animal health and welfare

Food safety and human health

Research performance
  • FCoE in Microbial Food Safety Research 2008-2013
present financing

Present financing

Antti Sukura, dean

financing of university of helsinki 2007

B

A

Financing of University of Helsinki 2007

Million EUR

340

206

  • A Ministry of Education budget funding
  • B Supplementary funding

1 Public funding 90

2 Private funding 55

3 Foreign funding 29

4 University’s own assets 32

Total 546

www.helsinki.fi/inbrief/2007/finances.html

financing policy of university of helsinki 2008
Financing policy of University of Helsinki -2008
  • Budget money divided by model: 70% based on previous year budget money and 30% on productivity
  • Productivity: number of graduate degrees (3 years mean) + PhD + professional post graduate degrees + research productivity
  • Basic model easy, but has modified several times and has became very complicated
  • Vet Med makes deficiency
  • New budgeting policy in University is under developing
f uture plans

Future plans

Antti Sukura, dean

the finnish university reform
The Finnish University Reform
  • New legislation under preparation
    • Parliament 2009
    • In action 2010
  • More financial independency from State finance
  • Administration more business like
  • At Faculty level
    • More professional finance planning
      • Bigger departments 4->1
      • Centralized administration
future challenge and development projects
Future challenge and development projects
  • Teaching
    • Under graduate
      • Maximize number of graduates
      • Take care of curriculums overgrown
      • Tracking, under developing
    • Post graduate
      • Professional education nat/ international (Dipl)
      • Attract DVM’s to PhD programs
  • Research
    • Funding and productivity in clinical science
  • Finance
    • €€€€€€€€€€€