Quality assurance

At the University of Antwerp, we ensure the quality of our programmes. Every programme goes through a quality assurance cycle of six years.

In year three, a balance is drawn up of the quality assurance of the programme during internal process monitoring and control. In autumn 2021 this took place for the Master of Business Economics.

Year six concludes the cycle with a peer review. The study programme reflects on itself and has discussions with internal and external experts and an independent student. On 15, 16 and 17 May 2018 the peer review team visited the study programmes in business and economics and decided to confirm confidence in the programmes.

Findings of the peer review team

The study programmes can be proud of their education that achieves a high quality standard. This is expressed mainly by the satisfaction of their students. Nevertheless, attention should be awarded to the creation of a formal body for student representation. The peerreviewteam has detected a strong quality culture in the various study programmes, based on a powerful mission and fed by a lot of consultation. The programmes can strengthen themselves by encouraging more students to choose for an economic programme at the University of Antwerp, among other things through a more focused marketing and strengthened attention for secondary schools. The programmes are very strong in terms of their internationalisation, although they best aim for more interaction and integration of incoming international students. In addition, the efforts for blended learning are highly valued and the programmes work strongly student-centered, although they are encouraged to continue to focus on practical experience for students and to work with activating methods of education. Finally, it is recommended to work on a program-specific alumni community and to continue the efforts for graduating students.

The programme in Business Economics excels in the proximity of their lecturers and with the English-taught Master's programme as a major asset. It is important to ensure that the distinction between the Bachelor's programmes between Business Economics and Economic Policy is sufficiently clear for students and that the English-taught Master's programmes have sufficient attention for practice.

Quality assurance at the University of Antwerp

Facts and figures

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