To promote quality assurance and quality enhancement in research and education, Uppsala University carries out strategically vital evaluations that include suggestions for relevant measures. Support is provided to departments and faculties in connection with internal and external evaluations.
Evaluation of research
Uppsala University is a broad research university that aspires to conduct world-leading research. This includes implementing self-initiated university-wide research evaluations.
Uppsala University was the first Swedish university to carry out a self-initiated university-wide research evaluation in which all research activities were evaluated on a single occasion.
Evaluation of education
Uppsala University’s education is subject to systematic quality assurance and quality enhancement. Uppsala University's Model for Review of Study Programmes aims to promote education of the highest national and international quality. More information about the timetable for Uppsala University’s reviews for the years 2017-2022, the faculty boards’ forms and routines for review of study programmes, reviewer reports and planned actions, and the annual compilation of a University-wide quality report based on completed reviews can be found in the link above. In addition to the programme evaluations that are being conducted within the framework of Uppsala University’s model, the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) also perform some programme evaluations within the national system for quality assurance of higher education.
Course evaluations give undergraduate and doctoral students the opportunity to reflect on their education in a structured way. At the same time, they provide a basis for quality enhancement.
Course evaluations are a key instrument in Uppsala University’s quality assurance procedures and are carried out at all educational levels.
As part of the University’s quality development and quality assurance, departments, faculties and other bodies can receive evaluation support in connection with internal and external evaluations.
Uppsala University emphasises the importance of quality assurance procedures based on up-to-date knowledge about both education and research.
Since 2000, written surveys and other studies have been carried out at the Unit for Quality and Evaluation as a basis for quality assurance and quality enhancement.