Quality Assurance constitutes one of the strategic priorities for the University of Patras, and its main objective is to pursue continuous improvement of quality in Education and Research.
The University of Patras is the first Higher Education Institution in Greece to recognize the importance of quality assurance and to conduct a pilot external evaluation in December 1999, in the context of the processes outlined in the Rectors Summit – CRE (The Club of Rectors of Europe).
Subsequently, in October 2018, it became the first Higher Education Institution in Greece to certify its Internal Quality Assurance System (IQAS), in compliance with the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQA) Quality Standards as well as the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG 2015).
Based on the existing legal framework, the Quality Assurance Unit (MODIP) of the University of Patras is the central coordinating body of all institutional Quality Assurance and Evaluation processes (Greek Government Gazette 410/Β/12.2.2018).
In collaboration with the Internal Evaluation Teams (OMEA) of the Academic Units,the Quality Assurance Unit deals with:
- electronic questionnaires on teaching assessment completed by students
- electronic questionnaires on issues related to education and research completed by academic staff members
- the Annual Internal Reports of the Academic Units
- the Accreditation Reports of the Academic Units
- External Evaluation Reports
The process of Accreditation of Undergraduate Study Programs has already been completed with very positive results for the majority of the Academic Units of the University of Patras.
The Accreditation Reports and Certifications of the Academic Units, as well as detailed information about Quality Assurance at the University of Patras, are available at: http://modip.upatras.gr.