Quality of education
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has been investing in the quality of education for many years. In addition to teaching and staff, these investments also extend to our service departments, buildings and facilities. Over the course of the previous three Strategic Plan periods, a time frame of more than ten years, our investment efforts have been continually fine-tuned.
These improvements are the result of UvA's quality assurance system. The system cycle starts with the development of an overall vision and more specific plans. Next, we develop policies to ensure the implementation of these plans. Results are measured and evaluated during and after implementation, resulting in the necessary improvements. Results and improvements culminate in new plans, triggering the start of a new cycle. This process helps to create an organisational structure in which each staff member understands what is expected of him/her in the effort to improve the quality of education.