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Quality assurance

We control, secure and develop the quality of our educations based on Lund University's policy for quality assurance.

The policy applies to all education at Lund University and is based on three main processes:

  • Establishment and discontinuation of courses and study programmes
  • Evaluation of ongoing courses and study programmes
  • Follow-up of quality enhancement work and its results, including course evaluations and course evaluation report

Establishment and discontinuation of courses and study programmes

We follow the scheme that has been developed at Lund University for the establishment of new programs and discontinuation of courses and study programmes.

Evaluation of ongoing courses and study programmes

The Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) reviews Lund University as a unit on the basis of both national and european standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the higher education area (ESG). Our programs are reviewed once per national review period, which means approximately every six years. Programs that are not reviewed by UKÄ, are reviewd by the faculty.

It can be challenging to adapt standardized evaluation methods to the field of arts where students are admitted through testing and often taught individually. As a result, Malmö Academy of Music has in part used an independent review organisation (MusiQue) whose methods are adapted to quality enhancement in music and focuses on social elements such as site visits and observing teaching and concerts.

Review period 2017-2022

The three perspectives that are highlighted in the review period 2017–2022 are student influence, working life and gender equality. The Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts' programs have all been reviewed externally and collegially between 2017 and 2020.

2017; Doctoral Education Music Education
2017-2018; Music Educations (Bachelor and Master)
2018; Doctoral Education Artistic Research in Music
2018-2019; Malmö Theatre Academy (all levels)
2018-2019; Music education
2019-2020; Malmö Art Academy (all levels)

Follow-up of quality enhancement work and its results

The continuous follow-ups are organised by each institution and program and reported in an annual report (September). This is submitted to the faculty board and serves as the basis for dialogue. Continuous follow-up of education includes plans, processes and routines in the following areas:

Five-year cycle:
Strategic planning

One-year cycle:
Education and examination

Continuous work:
Alumni activities
Gender equality, equal treatment and diversity
Sustainable development

Student influence

Course evaluations and academic year evaluations are important tools for student influence. This is also exercised through course representatives and through representation on committees and boards. Most of the teaching in artistic programs is given in small groups or individually, which in addition create good opportunities for non-formalized student influence.