Institutional review of quality assurance processes
Review of quality assurance processes for education
All universities in Sweden have had their quality assurance work reviewed by the Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslersämbetet, UKÄ) during the period 2017-2022. Uppsala University was assessed during 2020-2021. In October 2021, Uppsala University got the overall assessment "Approved quality assurance processes", after decision by UKÄ. The overall judgement of the HEI's quality assurance processes is given on a three-point scale: “approved quality assurance processes”, “approved quality assurance processes with reservations”, “quality assurance processes under review”.
At the UKÄ's website, there is more information about reviews of higher education institutions' quality assurance processes.
The six assessment areas are:
- Governance and organisation
- Design, implementation and outcomes
- Gender equality
- Student and doctoral student perspective
- Working life and collaboration
Institutional review of quality assurance processes for research
Since 2017, UKÄ's mission has been expanded to include quality assurance of research in addition to quality assurance of higher education. Assessment criteria for quality assurance and quality development of research have been tested in a pilot that ended in October 2020. The review method has now been revised. More information on reviews of the higher education institutions' quality assurance processes for research is available on UKÄ's website.
If you want to know more about institutional reviews of Uppsala University, contact the head of unit for Quality and Evaluation Camilla Maandi or the manager for the Division of Quality Enhancement Åsa Kettis.