Quality audits at Austrian higher education institutions
ZEvA is authorised to conduct quality audits at Universities of Applied Science and public universities in Austria since 2013. The audit includes an in-depth examination of a higher education institution's internal quality assurance system. If the procedure is successful, ZEvA certifies the higher education institution's quality assurance system for seven years. The starting point for the audits are the legal requirements in Austria, which also define the audit areas (in particular §§ 19 and 22 of the Higher Education Quality Assurance Act).
For detailed information, please refer to our guidelines (in German only):
The Austrian Higher Education Quality Assurance Act can be found here: https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/GeltendeFassung.wxe?Abfrage=Bundesnormen&Gesetzesnummer=20007384.
The following diagram shows an exemplary procedure. The time schedule may vary from case to case and can be adapted to fit the needs of the higher education institution and the procedure.
Complaints and Appeals
For the possibility of filing a complaint or an appeal against a formal decision, see here.
Quality audits with ZEvA
If you would like to receive an offer for an audit procedure, please contact the Head of International Affairs.
I am at your disposal for any questions at any time!
Head of System Accreditation and International Affairs