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Turku University of Applied Sciences reached the highest possible level in the evaluation of the openness of science and research

Turku University of Applied Sciences reached the highest possible level, 5/5, in the evaluation of the openness of science and research.

The maturity level report of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture evaluated how higher education institutions and scientific and research organizations promote the openness of science and research in their operations.

Open science and research promote the practices of an open operational culture of research organizations. Examples of these include the open access of publications, good management of the life cycle of research materials and publishing the results, utilizing open source code and open standards, and the openness of the research process and methods.

In the recent report, the promotion of openness in organizations was evaluated in the following areas: strategic management, policies and principles, support services for openness and developing competence.

In the previous evaluation carried out in 2016, Turku University of Applied Sciences reached level 2.

“Throughout the line, Turku University of Applied Sciences has achieved excellent results in the policies and principles of openness and for support services. In the next few years, the biggest challenges include the further development of an open operational culture, the competence development of the members of the community, and processes of data management”, says Chief Information Specialist Eija Suikkanen.

Among the best universities of applied sciences

In addition to Turku University of Applied Sciences, six other universities of applied sciences and nine universities reached the highest level, 5, in the evaluation. Most universities of applied sciences reached level 4. The organization which achieved the best results in the evaluation was the University of Turku.

At Turku University of Applied Sciences, the promotion of openness continues, as there is still plenty of room for development. However, the result shows that long-term development work has taken the open operational culture in the right direction.

A bulletin released by the Ministry of Education and Culture on the topic

The clarification report of the Ministry of Education and Culture

Open science and research on TUAS' website