ALL BACHELOR’S AND MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE ARE ACCREDITED BY NVAO, THE NATIONAL ACCREDITATION ORGANISATION. NVAO COMMISSIONs A REVIEW OF each PROGRAMME ONCE EVERY SIX YEARS.
NVAO also conducts institutional audits of universities in the Netherlands every six years, to assess their internal system of quality assurance and management. The University of Twente successfully passed the institutional audit in 2020. Programmes offered by institutions that have obtained the institutional test (ITK), can be assessed in accordance with the framework for limited programme assessments.
The assessment of existing programmes involves a site visit carried out by an NVAO-approved panel of independent, expert peers. The programmes must demonstrate that their educational practice meets the standards. The assessment focuses on the quality achieved and addresses the intended learning outcomes, the teaching and learning environment, student assessment, and the achieved learning outcomes.
As part of the assessment of an existing programme, a development meeting also takes place either during, or at a separate time from the site visit. In this meeting, the panel and the programme discuss the most important developments and improvement areas for the programme with a view to the future. The panel ensures that the development meeting provides a safe context in which to discuss challenges and future developments without any conclusion being drawn from this. The panel is responsible for reporting on the development meeting. These recommendations for further development of the programme must be made public by the institutional board. Both the accreditation report and the development report (where available) can be found below.
Further information about the accreditation procedure and the register of accredited programmes can be found on the NVAO website.