Quality Assurance

Since the early 2000s, Alma Mater Studiorum has participated in national-level pilot initiatives on teaching.

Since the early 2000s, Alma Mater Studiorum has participated in the experimental work on the evaluation of teaching and research that has been carried out at national level.

Building on this experience, the University has promoted the progressive adoption of a Quality Assurance (QA) system that is consistent with the European standards and guidelines set by the ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education).

The Quality Assurance System intends to:

  • facilitate active and informed participation by all members of the University community in the achievement of improvement objectives that have been defined clearly, communicated and agreed;
  • involve the academic community by providing simple, timely, up-to-date and complete information;
  • build a culture of quality, educating all levels and roles within the community about the QA procedures to be followed.

The application of these principles must result in documented and, when possible, measurable improvements in the teaching, research and third mission activities of the University, as well as in its administration and management.

Quality assurance at the University
Alma Mater Studiorum
Teaching Quality
Teaching
The University of Bologna takes responsibility for ensuring the quality of its Degree Programmes and adopts Quality Assurance as the method for carrying out the related activities. In this way, the University guarantees - both internally and to external stakeholders - that its development and improvement objectives are pursued in an appropriate manner.
Quality of Research and Third Mission activities
Research
The University considers research as the central domain for the elaboration of ideas, projects and technologies fit to deal with the requirements of the present and look to the future in a European and international context. With regard to the third mission, the University is open to constant dialogue with the territory served by its structures and works intensively to disseminate scientific and cultural knowledge and awareness.
Accreditation visit
University office
The objective of the AVA system (Self-assessment – Periodic evaluation – Accreditation) is to improve the quality of the teaching and research carried out by the Universities, partly via external verification performed in a clear and transparent manner. This verification results in a Periodic Accreditation opinion, following a process that acknowledges when a University (and its Degree Programmes) has maintained the Quality Requirements that enable it to carry out its institutional functions.
National and international regulations and documentation
Regulations and documentation