The Internal Quality Assurance System (IQAS)
The UAB takes the premise that quality is not a concept that can be isolated, but an attitude and a way of making things that impregnates every single activity of an organisation. Therefore, we cannot strictly talk about the “targets of UAB quality policy”, but about how quality is present in the global policy of the Governing team and how this is incorporated in the Directive Plan of the University.
The Directive Plan reflects the quality engagement of the University to define it as a “Catalan public university, with international vocation, that, by means of a quality teaching very tied to research activities and to knowledge transfer and taking advantage of the potentiality of its human capital, acts from its campuses as an economic and social development engine of its environment, according to its values”.
The integration to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) allows to have available a comparable university system and to guarantee the mutual trust among countries and universities in the training programmes that they offer.
This integration, a part from the adoption of the ECTS as a common measure for accounting, a three cycle higher education structure (bachelor, master and PhD) and the issue of the European Supplement Diploma, involves as well the adoption of the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG):
- To establish a common framework for the training and teaching quality assurance systems at institutional, national and European levels.
- To allow the assurance and the enhancement of the quality in higher education in the EHEA.
- To promote the mutual trust, enabling the recognition and the mobility in and out the national borders.
- To provide information on quality assurance in the EHEA.