Quality assurance in education and research

The University’s continuous quality improvement (CQI) of education and research includes all the bodies, meeting forums, processes, documents, and activities that provide opportunities for the improvement of the quality of education at the University of Gothenburg.

The University of Gothenburg puts every effort into its operations always being of high quality. Our CQI principles are founded on the CQI tradition developed at the University.

  • CQI is integrated into the university’s regular operations.
  • The carrying out of CQI is decentralized, so that it can be adapted to each environment.
  • Internal and external collegial review is fundamental in our CQI.
  • Student views of study courses and programmes are of central importance.
  • A living quality culture, spreading of good examples and exchanges of findings are central.
  • Open reporting of own CQI provides a strong incentive for taking good care that our operations maintain high quality.

Quality policies 

The university's policies for quality assurance and continuous quality improvement of education and research clarify the joint and systematic quality work.  

External evaluations and reviews

In accordance with the University’s policy for quality assurance and quality improvement of education, faculties carry out, on a six-year cycle, external review of study courses and programmes. The University's second six-year cycle started from the autumn term of 2023.

According to the university's policy for quality assurance and quality development of research, external reviews of research quality are also carried out, including through the RED (Research Evaluation Development) model. RED is carried out every eight to ten years and the focus is adapted on each occasion to best contribute to the quality and development of research.

University management, faculty boards and departments are responsible for analysing the results and implementing improvements in operations as a consequence of the review's conclusions and recommendations, and for following up the effect of the measures.