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Evaluation of education

The goal of evaluation of education, is to improve our programmes on the basis of the information collected. The programme committee plays a central part in this.

Evaluation of education is important for the quality of education. Systematically evaluating our programmes is an important tool to:

  • analyse the quality of education
  • monitor the quality of education
  • improve the quality of education

You will find the guidelines in your faculty's Quality Care Prospectus. 

The programme committee's role

The programme committees play a central part in the evaluation of education. They evaluate their faculty's courses and educational programmes. Also, they conduct alumni- and labour market research, to map what happens to the students after graduation.  

On this research they issue advice on matters concerning the teaching in the programme. When the evaluation cycle is finished, they check if their suggestions of improvement received enough attention.

Evaluation of education by external experts

To ensure the quality of higher education in the Netherlands, the independent experts of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) investigate whether the institutions have an effective quality assurance system. If the audit is favourable, the NVAO accredits the institution or the programme for a further six years.