The quality system is described in the Quality Policy for the University of Skövde (PDF). The cohesive quality assurance system is broken down and implemented in the different parts of the operation:
- Support and Management Services
- University-Wide Management and Governance
A number of activities are performed in the different parts of the operation with the aim of ensuring and developing the quality of operations.
Improvement cycles and a culture of quality
Improvement cycles are central components of the quality system. The University works according to a model of planning, implementation, follow-up, and development within all operations. Read more about the improvment cycles.
Through the work in improvment cycles in all levels of the operations, a culture of quality is stimulated across the University. Staff, students and doctoral students are expected to – based on their respective roles – actively and systematically contribute to quality in the operations. This approach aim to create trust-based quality assurance procedures. Participation, collaboration, systematicality and trust are the foundations of the University’s quality culture.
Structure of the quality system
Read more about quality work as regards:
- Quality assurance procedures in education
- Quality assurance procedures in research
- Quality assurance procedures in support and management services
- Quality assurance procedures in University-wide management and governance
Vice-Chancellor's quality council
The Vice-Chancellor's quality council advises the Vice-Chancellor in matters concerning quality management and provides a basis for the Vice-Chancellor's decisions on such matters. The council is chaired by the Pro Vice-Chancellor.
Swedish Higher Education Autority's reviews
The Swedish Higher Education Autority (UKÄ) is an indipendent government agency, reviewing all higher education institutions in Sweden. The objectives of UKÄ’s reviews are to assess the performance of the study programmes and contribute to the higher education institutions’ work with quality improvements in higher education and research.