In auditing and evaluating educational institutions and their quality management systems, we follow two convictions:
- The content-related quality for teaching and learning is determined by the higher education institution itself. By defining the learning outcomes of its study programmes and the design of its quality management, the higher education institution expresses its strategic orientation, it’s profile and its integration into the social context.
- In this, the higher education institution includes external requirements of the political, judicial and socio-economic environment within which it devises and implements its educational programmes. As a consequence, content-related quality is not defined arbitrarily, since its definition process must also meet quality standards: quality criteria for higher education institutions can only be developed in relation to its effects on society, the economy and educational policy.