research in Finland is very diverse both in basic and applied research.
Research is mostly of a high standard. This is partly because Finnish researchers
publish their works in international publications and cooperate internationally.
way of measuring the impact of VET/HRD research is to evaluate its effects
on political decision making in education. Research projects linked strongly
to political education reforms and reform projects have a huge influence.
The results of these kinds of studies are being monitored and taken into
account in decision making processes. Such studies are, for example, those
connected to learning, evidence, student guidance and to the Leonardo-
programme. On the other hand, studies concentrated on basic research have
a weaker impact on national decision making .
the future, the needs for research are mainly concentrated on the following
of VET institution networks
underachievement and drop out
factor of educational choices
and practical solutions concerning on the-job learning and skill demonstrations