Quality assurance work

Our educational programmes are quality assured!
We were one of the first higher education institutions to have their education quality assurance system approved. Read more in the news article "Evaluation of the education quality assurance system completed". 

The following webpages relate to the university's education quality assurance process. The content aims to provide a broader and in-depth understanding of how the University of Borås works with the different parts of the quality assurance process.

The information is aimed at all university employees; in particular, those who, within the framework of their role, are directly responsible for or involved in the continuous and systematic quality assurance work.

The quality assurance work carried out at the university has four key words: 

Integrated – Quality in university operations is achieved in employees' and students' daily tasks and interactions. Quality assurance routines are designed in consultation with employees and students so that they experience the benefits of the routines and feel involved and committed to developing the university’s quality.

Uniform – Quality assurance and quality development procedures are designed equally for all research and education programmes unless there are special reasons for there to be differences. The latter gives room for flexibility when needed. Uniformity promotes clarity, efficiency, and fairness and legal certainty, as well as transparency.

Transparent – Openness and transparency are to characterise the quality assurance work at the university. The quality assurance policy, the quality assurance system, their procedures and criteria, as well as the results and measures resulting from quality assurance reviews are to be easily accessible to employees, students, and other stakeholders. Transparency is a prerequisite for understanding how one's own efforts affect and are affected by other parts of the university.

Active – The university's quality assurance work is to be effective and lead to continuous development. Independent external reviews of quality are carried out regularly. Identified strengths and weaknesses form the basis for development work and concrete measures.