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 3, a balance is drawn up of the quality assurance of the programme during internal process monitoring and control. In the autumn of 2019 this will take place for the Master of Technology for Integrated Water Management.

Year 6 concludes the cycle with a peer review. The study programme reflects on itself and has a discussions with internal and external experts and an independent student. 

On 9th May 2018 the peer review team visited the Technology for Integrated Water Management and decided to confirm confidence in the program.

Strengths of the programme

The Advanced Master in Technology for Integrated Water Management has acquired its own position in Flanders and internationally. The peer review team states that the content of the programme is of a high scientific level, up to date and shows a strong link with research.

The personal contacts of the lecturers with the business community bring interesting guest lecturers or company visits to the programme, which the students greatly appreciate.

The diversity of students, including many international ones, is an added value, specifically for the integrated projects. The students are very satisfied with the programme.

At the request of the peer review team, the program will immediately start working on a vision for the future aimed at the financial feasibility and minimum intake of students in the programme. Furthermore, the peer review team asks that the focus of the programme be strengthened by better targeting the target students and better attuning to the prior knowledge of students. Theory and integrated applications can be interwoven even more.

The Advanced Case River 21, a case about the challenges of the Scheldt basin, has been strengthened to attract even more new students and interested parties from the business community. The coordination within and between modules will also be optimized. More blended learning will reduce commuting between campuses and the diversity in the student group can be used even more as an asset in education.

Facts and figures

The website ‘opleiding in cijfers’ gives you more detailed information about all programmes in Flemish colleges and universities.