Adam Mickiewicz University recognized by the EUA-IEP

Adam Mickiewicz University recognized by the EUA-IEP

Having successfully passed the international evaluation process, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan was awarded the prestigious quality seal of the EUA-IEP.  This rare distinction boosts our international recognition and facilitates the  international cooperation.

It was conducted by experts of the European University Association (EUA). It is the largest organization associating universities in Europe.

AMU is the first comprehensive university in Poland to succesfully undergo this evaluation.

The application in the evaluation process was financed by the Polish Ministry of Education and Science within the POWER project entitled “Foreign Accreditation”.

There were two evaluation visits in 2020. The second one – due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic – was organized online. The evaluation report with recommendations was submitted to the university on February 17, 2021.

The Team that conducted the evaluation process particularly appreciated the newly reformed structure of the University. The Team’s recognition was also given to the university’s infrastructure, study and career opportunities for students as well as-cooperation mechanisms with the local community and beyond.

The EUA-IEP quality seal increases the university’s visibility in the European higher education area and fosters international cooperation. AMU will be able to use it for the next 5 years.

We would like to congratulate the entire academic community of Adam Mickiewicz University on this special occassion!

 

source:  Polish Ministry of Education and Science (in Polish)

translated by:  Marcin Witkowski, AMU International Office

Consistent with institutional autonomy, the mission of the Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP) is to support higher education institutions and systems in developing their strategic leadership and capacity to manage change through a process of voluntary institutional evaluations.

The programme was launched in 1994 with the aim of supporting institutions in fulfilling their responsibility for assessing and improving the quality of their own activities. With experience gained from over 400 evaluations carried out over two decades, we continue to offer evaluations based on the founding principles of the programme. Now established as an independent quality assurance agency, IEP is listed on the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) and is a full member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). For this purpose IEP undergoes external review coordinated by ENQA every five years.

In addition, IEP has its own Internal Quality Procedures and a Complaints Criteria and Procedure in order to continuously improve the programme and ensure that evaluations are carried out in a fair and accountable way.

IEP Pool of Experts

All evaluations are carried out on a peer-review basis by teams drawn from the IEP pool of experts, which has around 60 members from across Europe. This includes current and former rectors and vice-rectors, students and senior higher education professionals. Each evaluation team is carefully composed on the basis of your institution’s priorities and profile, while bringing a diversity of expertise and backgrounds. All evaluation team members adhere to the Charter of conduct for pool members.

source:  https://www.iep-qaa.org/about-iep.html

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