Quality Assurance at EHU

The concept of EHU quality assurance covers all quality assurance and improvement activities. It is purposeful and targeted planning, implementation, regular evaluation and improvement of studies, science and art activities in order to meet higher education priorities, legal requirements and social partners’ and business expectations, i.e. an uninterrupted cycle of quality improvement.

EHU conducts a thorough review of its quality assurance system every three years. At the same time, the system is continuously improved based on the observed deviations of outcomes from the planned goals and feedback from university internal and external stakeholders.

The aim of the Quality Assurance Policy is a formation of a base for the quality culture at the University in a targeted, purposeful and directed manner by presenting the systemic concept of quality assurance, principles, responsibilities, processes and related regulatory documents. This document is intended for members of the EHU community and is publicly available on the University’s website.

The main principles of quality culture at the University are cooperation, participation and trust.

General Principles for Quality Assurance in EHU Studies:

  • universality – all participants are involved in quality assurance, with the aim of involving all stakeholders;
  • innovativeness means promoting innovation and positive change through quality assurance techniques and measures;
  • internationalization – the pursuit of international cooperation and the exchange of good practices;
  • consistency is the coherence of quality assurance objectives, principles and tools.

The concept of quality of studies at EHU is developed according to the following principles:

  • dialogue – the right of all stakeholders to participate in the definition of the requirements for studies;
  • agreement means the harmonizing of different viewpoints and achieving a vision of how studies should be conducted that is acceptable to all interested parties;
  • concreteness – the realization of visions and aspirations through concrete and measurable goals.

The EHU shall pay particular attention to the following stakeholder groups:

  • for students – EHU seeks to be the most professional and friendly higher education institution carrying out university studies;
  • for employees – EHU strives to make staff proud of being members of the EHU community, EHU aims to create the best possible opportunities for personal professional growing;
  • for employers – EHU aims to contribute to the creation of public welfare, to be open to the community and to be among the most socially responsible organizations.

Principles of EHU Study Quality Assessment:

  • transparency means the definition and publicity of the objectives, criteria and procedures of the external evaluation, the availability of conclusions;
  • diversity means combining different sources of information, evaluation methods and perspectives, such as external and internal, qualitative and quantitative evaluations, in order to achieve the accuracy of conclusions;
  • usefulness means the relevance and use of evaluation findings for operational improvement, process management and development of change strategies;
  • moderateness means the choice of the necessary and sufficient quality assessment tools, taking into the account their costs.

Principles for improving the quality of EHU studies:

  • reasonability means managing processes and basing decisions on the evidence provided by monitoring, the findings of evaluations;
  • continuity means maintaining the link between innovation and traditional successful practices and lessons learnt;
  • capacity building – training and other support for staff to meet higher requirements and meet new challenges;
  • utility  creating added value for stakeholders.

Quality assurance is guided by the University’s, national and international research, scientific and artistic priorities, legal requirements, assessments and suggestions of social stakeholders, recommendations from external evaluators and internal/external examples of good practice. Quality assurance of the University focuses on the development of a quality culture, where compliance of activities with the highest quality requirements is a common interest and aspiration of the entire University’s communities; regular monitoring of activities, analysis of received data, preparation of improvement plans on the basis of this analysis.

EHU Quality Assurance system is based on the European Higher Education Area Quality Assurance Provisions and Guidelines (ESGs).

The documents of quality assurance policy and the description of the quality assurance system can be found here.

Study Programs Evaluation Reports

State code of the study program Study program Academic degree Accreditation until
6123PX001 Visual Design Bachelor of Arts July 31, 2024
6121PX059 Theater Art and Acting Bachelor of Arts Until the next external evaluation of study programs in the direction of “Theater”
6213PX001 Visual Plastic Art Master of Arts July 31, 2022
State code of the study program Study program Academic degree Accreditation until
6121NX076 European Heritage Bachelor of Humanities July 31, 2024
6211NX065 Cultural Heritage Development Master of Humanities July 31, 2022


State code of the study program Study program Academic degree Accreditation until
6183JX001 World Politics and Economics Bachelor of Social Sciences July 31, 2024
6211JX103 Public Policy Master of Social Sciences July 31, 2022
6121JX076 Media and Communication Bachelor of Social Sciences July 31, 2024


State code of the study program Study program Academic degree Accreditation until
6011KX005 International Law and European Union Law Master of Law July 31, 2025

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