Utskrift från Malmö universitets webbplats www.mah.se

First and second cycle education to be reviewed by the Swedish Higher Education Authority


The Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) will review Malmö University’s quality assurance processes during 2018. The first step will be for the University to submit a self-evaluation, due on June 11, describing how it systematically ensures that its quality assurance work meets specific assessment criteria.

A new quality assurance framework for first and second cycle education has recently been implemented at Malmö University, following a decision made in 2016.

“With these guidelines and methods in place we can ensure that quality assurance, which is tremendously important for the University as a whole, is carried out systematically,” said Vice-Chancellor Kerstin Tham.

An internal working group, led by K3 Professor Emerita Inger Lindstedt, will be writing the self-evaluation for UKÄ based on material collected from the faculties in March.

“Previous reviews by The Swedish Higher Education Authority and its predecessor have enhanced quality and had a positive effect on the development of our educational programmes,” said Lindstedt.

Once the report has been submitted, the UKÄ assessment panel will make two site visits, one in October and one in November. The purpose of these visits is to ask any remaining questions based on the University’s report, and to examine how quality assurance processes work in practice within the different educational environments — so-called ‘audit trails’.

In addition, the assessment panel will collect a student report from the student unions, which is a written statement in which the unions give their opinion on the influence of students at the University.

The upcoming review of the quality assurance processes at Malmö University is one of four components that comprise UKÄ’s national system for quality assurance in higher education. The remaining components are: programme evaluations; thematic evaluations; and appraisal of applications for degree-awarding powers. The new system is to be used by higher education institutes between 2017 and 2022.

Self-evaluation working group

Inger Lindstedt, Working Group Chair, Professor Emerita, K3
Anna Sandell, University Executive Office
Christian Stråhlman, University Executive Office
Peter Jönsson, University Executive Office
Monika Patay, University Executive Office
Tina Josefson, University Executive Office
Susanne Folestam, University Executive Office/Faculty of Health and Society
Elisabet Hammaburg, University Executive Office/Faculty of Technology and Society
Daniel Bengmark, University Executive Office/Faculty of Odontology
Birgitta Magnusson, University Executive Office/Faculty of Culture and Society
Gunilla Löfström, Faculty of Education and Society
Anna Bogeskär Brandt, University Executive Office
Cristina Liljeroth, University Management