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Good evaluation results for the educational programmes within technology at the IT Faculty

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The Swedish Higher Education Authority has presented the results from the evaluation of 360 educational programmes within technology and engineering, which is the most comprehensive evaluation for this area ever in Sweden. The programmes at the IT Faculty, University of Gothenburg, got high scores in the evaluation.

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We have been waiting for this evaluation – it is good to get confirmation that we are doing the right things

All four of the educational programmes within technology at the IT Faculty got the mark "high quality", where the bachelor programme in Computer Science even got the highest score "very high quality".

'We are really happy', says Jan Jonsson, Head of Department at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. 'We have a very high level of ambition when it comes to our educational programmes, they are all having a close connection to research and we are working with highly defined quality goals. We have been waiting for this evaluation and it is good to get confirmation from the Swedish Higher Education Authority that we are doing the right things'.

Miroslaw Staron, Vice Head of Department Undergraduate Studies, says: 'It was very important for both teachers and students to get this quality mark on the education. Besides the good result we were also happy to obtain some interesting suggestions on further improvements for the future'.

The programmes that have been evaluated at the IT Faculty: Computer Science BSc and MSc, Software Engineering and Management BSc, and Software Engineering MSc.

One of the main criterias for the evaluation have been how well the knowledge presented in the bachelor and master theses meet the educational goals for bachelor and master education that are stated in "Högskoleförordningen" – the standard for higher education in Sweden.

Almost one third of the 360 programmes in the survey didn't completely meet the high standards and have a year from now to show how improvements will be made.