Quality Management at UE

Quality Management at UE

Read everything that distinguishes us as a system-accredited private university
and how we constantly develop and review our quality.

Programme Accreditation

The University of Europe for Applied Sciences is proud to be one of the few system-accredited private universities in Germany. To this end, we have formed a large number of internal processes that are continuously monitored and developed.
Our Higher Education Development and Quality Management (HEQM) unit controls the quality management processes as well as the accreditation projects and ensures that we meet the requirements of FIBAA, which has awarded UE the status of a system-accredited university.

Quality at UE

Quality at UE means that

  • The study programmes are developed strictly in accordance with the legal requirements, so that all those who successfully complete their studies at UE obtain a state-recognised Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
  • UE’s study programmes are constantly improved by subjecting newly developed study programmes to a review (programme conference) every two years and to a general overhaul within the framework of re-accreditation after five years at the latest.
  • The needs and wishes of UE students are systematically included in the content and organisational design of the study programmes.
  • The mission statement and the educational profile of UE are broken down to the level of the individual course by means of subject-content standards for teaching.
  • Relationships with UE’s cooperation partners and other interested parties are developed for mutual benefit.

In doing so, UE pursues the concept of a constantly improving and developing higher education institution with a focus on an innovative range of studies. Thus, UE does not only want to measure itself against (external) quality standards, but that it also works continuously on the development of quality in all university areas and pursues self-imposed goals for the quality of the university. This understanding of quality therefore adequately includes the perspective of the “university as an enterprise” in addition to the perspective of study and teaching, in order to be able to offer high-quality study programmes on a sustainable basis.

UE’s quality management is based on the university’s mission statement:

At UE, we have dedicated ourselves to the goal of training our graduates permanently and successfully for fields of activity in the digital age. As a state-recognised university of applied sciences in private sponsorship, we promote independent entrepreneurial and creative thinking and action in a special way. We use modern teaching concepts in adaptable study programmes to impart the technical, decision-making and social skills that enable this. As a cosmopolitan, European university, we cultivate both local and global perspectives and actively promote the international mobility of our students.

We live an appreciative approach that motivates our students and staff to help shape and further develop the university. We cultivate a personal atmosphere at each campus by responding to the unique strengths, life situations and development paths of our students individually and actively supporting them.

We are committed to the diversity principle by creating an open learning and working culture. To this end, diversity, individuality, inclusion and appreciative cooperation are promoted and culturally and structurally induced barriers are dismantled. The university implements equality principles and prevents discrimination.

Our consistent merging of theoretical requirements and practical implementation promotes professional curiosity and enables orientation in the development of a unique profile. For this purpose, we consider dialogue-based, interactive teaching concepts in small groups to be the right way to acquire result-oriented competences. The interdisciplinary cooperation of our different departments is a significant added value for our students.

These goals are met by full-time lecturers who are themselves academically and practically active and intensively familiar with the current challenges in their subject area. We carry out our educational mission with equal responsibility with regard to the professional and social demands placed on us. Last but not least, our university sees itself as an inviting place of knowledge transfer and research, where we guide our students to become confident, reflective and responsible personalities.

UE’s quality manual describes all of UE’s quality management processes in detail.

Systematics of the QM system

UE’s QM system follows a closed control loop, the function of which is monitored by the HEQM staff unit: There are defined and binding processes for the respective components of the control loop, which can be viewed in the university’s quality manual.

Control loop for the systematics of quality management at UE

Quality management control system at UE

Quality and success

UE’s QM system makes a decisive contribution to the success of our studies and the satisfaction of our students. Closely related to this is the satisfaction of our teaching and administrative staff. The university management recognises this and applies the same quality standards to itself as an employer as it does in its dealings with the university’s students.