Programme Evaluation by UKÄ
In the national system, higher education institutions (HEIs) will ordinarily conduct the programme evaluations themselves. This makes it possible for HEIs to adapt the evaluations so that, based on UKÄ’s basic requirements, they can optimally contribute to both improving the study programmes and ensuring the achievement of high quality. However, UKÄ will still carry out a selection of programme evaluations, which are then excluded from UU’s programme evaluations. The aim of UKÄ’s programme evaluations is to monitor the programmes’ outcomes and to contribute to the higher education institution’s own quality improvements for the reviewed programmes. The programme evaluations emphasise the actual conditions and results, that is, how the programme meets the requirements of applicable laws and ordinances.
The overall decision for these evaluations is given on a two-point scale (“high quality” or “under review”). During 2017, eight research education programmes at Uppsala University were assessed by UKÄ (ethics, history of religion, history, computer science, psychology, economics, art history and pedagogy). During 2018, the programmes for pre-school education as well as the programmes for primary and upper secondary educations was assessed at UU, together with the research education programme in literature science. In the following years up to year 2022, the programmes for nursing and a selection of specialist nursing programmes will be evaluated by UKÄ, together with a selection of research education subjects in chemistry and medicine (including pharmacy).
More information regarding UKÄ’s evaluations can be found on their webpage.
If you want more information regarding UKÄ´s programme evaluations, or the available support in relation to this, contact project managers Therese Ljunghammar or Maria Wolters at the unit for quality and evaluation.