Guidelines for reviewing quality assurance procesures of higher education institutions – pilot study

This guideline applies to the pilot study for reviewing the quality assurance procedures of higher education institutions (HEIs). In the guidelines, we describe the main principles and you can also read about the different aspects, perspectives and assessment criteria.

Reviews of the HEIs’ quality assurance procedures are intended to examine whether these processes ensure high quality courses and programmes and to support the HEI’s quality improvement efforts.

The purpose of the pilot study is to test the method for reviewing HEIs’ quality assurance procedures, which is one of four review components within the national system of quality assurance in higher education. When this pilot study is completed, the method will be evaluated and modified if necessary, after which the final guidance document for reviewing the HEIs’ quality assurances procedures will be drawn up and approved by UKÄ.