Minister of Education and Science Jukka Gustafsson confirms that the University of Eastern Finland will be given the right to confer degrees in law. Minister Gustafsson met with the rectors of the Finnish universities in Helsinki on Friday, 30 March.
Minister Gustafsson will propose that the Joensuu Campus of the University of Eastern Finland be given the right to confer degrees in law as from August 2013. The final decision in the matter will be taken by the Finnish Government in April.
”The university’s proposal in the matter is convincing and the university has also made suggestions relating to its current education provision and on how to free resources in order to strengthen its education in law,” Minister Gustafsson said in his speech.
”There is a clear labour market need for legal scholars. Furthermore, the quality-related foundations of the University of Eastern Finland to offer education in law are good, and the university is committed to recruiting more staff members to assure high quality and the diversity of the law degrees,” Minister Gustafsson continued.
Minister Gustafsson's speech on the website of the Ministry of Education and Culture (available in Finnish only)
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