Quality Assessment of Study Programme Groups

Quality assessment of a study programme group involves the assessment of the conformity of study programmes and the studies and development activities that take place on their basis to legislation, national and international standards and developmental directions with the purpose of providing recommendations to improve the quality of studies.
The goal of quality assessment of a study programme group is supporting the internal evaluation and self-development of the institution of higher education. Quality assessment of study programme groups is not followed by sanctions: expert assessments should be considered recommendations.

Study Programme Group

A study programme group is a subdivision of study programmes (based on the ISCED97 levels) which is established in annexes to the standard of higher education and which contains features of fields of study and curriculum groups.

There are all together 28 study programme groups:

Teacher training and educational science Business and administration Architecture and building
Humanities (excluding theology) Social services Engineering, manufacturing and technology
Languages and cultures Personal services Agriculture, forestry and fishery
Arts (fine arts, graphic and audiovisual arts, design, craft skills) National defence Veterinary
Performing arts Public security Medicine (including dental services)
Theology Life sciences Health care
Journalism and information Environmental protection Sports
Psychology Physical sciences Transport services
Social science (excluding psychology) Informatics and information technology
Law Mathematics and statistics

Results of assessment

The result of quality assessment is a decision of the EKKA assessment council which sets out whether the next assessment will take place in seven years or in a shorter time, and specific suggestions for the educational institution to improve the quality of its studies.

When does the assessment take place?

Quality assessment of study programme groups begins after institutions of higher education have obtained the right to conduct studies in a study programme group as a result of transitional evaluation or (in the case of applying to conduct studies in a new study programme group) quality assessment of studies.
Quality assessment of a study programme group takes place at least once every 7 years.

See also: Schedule of quality assessment of study programme group 2014-2019

 

Documents regulating the Quality Assessment of a Study Programme Group

The following relevant documents can be found under EKKA -> Regulations ->Quality Assessment of Study Programme Groups

  • Quality Assessment of Study Programme Groups in the First and Second Cycles of Higher Education
  • Quality Assessment of Study Programme Groups at the Level of Doctoral Studies
  • Self-Evaluation Report of a Study programme Group at the First and  Second Level of Higher Education: Guide
  • Self-Evaluation Report of a Study Programme Group in Doctoral Studies: Guide