Quality assurance and development is a participatory approach and makes up a culture embodied by the entire University. All areas of the University of Bern are evaluated on a regular basis. The objective is to continuously optimize how every aspect of the university performs regarding this matter and to develop a holistic culture of quality that simultaneously respects the characteristics of different teaching and research cultures.
Quality assurance and development (QAD) allows the university to reflect on its performance and to systematically improve and develop it. So as to improve quality on a continuous basis, the University follows the procedures of a management loop system, as is described under Governance. The objective of the Quality Strategy of the University of Bern is to optimize QAD measures.
QAD in the Faculties
All Faculties have their own QAD guidelines based on the overarching QAD guidelines for the core University tasks of teaching, research, continuing education and services, allowing them to meet the needs and requirements specific to their disciplines.
- Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Human Sciences (only German)
- Faculty of Humanities
- Faculty of Law (only German)
- Faculty of Medicine (only German)
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Theology
- Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Vetsuisse Faculty) (only German and French)
Additional quality requirements apply to the Faculty of Medicine and the Vetsuisse Faculty as educational institutions for doctors and veterinarians:
- Accreditation for Human and Dental Medicine
- Accreditation of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Vetsuisse Faculty)
Furthermore, other degree programs are externally accredited, especially further training programs.