ITU receives positive accreditation
In an accompanying report, the Danish Accreditation Institution bases its decision to award the IT University a positive accreditation on the university’s “a well-founded and ongoing quality assurance practice that systematically and comprehensively addresses issues of quality and relevance and supports the continuous development of all study programmes.”
The Danish Accreditation Institution, which evaluates the quality of education at Danish universities, has granted the IT University of Copenhagen a positive institutional accreditation. This means that ITU has a green light to establish new study programmes and new local provisions of study programmes when these have been pre-qualified and approved as well as adjust existing study programmes and local provisions of study programmes.
In short, Institutional accreditation is an assessment of how an educational institution’s systematic quality assurance works in practice. The quality assurance work must ensure the institution’s focus on continuous development of the quality and relevance of its provision of programmes and that the institution reacts when problems are identified. Among other things, the quality assurance work must focus on the whole provision of programmes, the actual teaching conducted, as well as the special issues, conditions and needs relevant for the individual institution.
In the accompanying report from the Danish Accreditation Institution, the assessment panel highlights ITU for having “a well-founded and ongoing quality assurance practice that systematically and comprehensively addresses issues of quality and relevance and supports the continuous development of all study programmes.”
Furthermore, the report commends ITU’s “[s]olid programme-specific key figures for relevant quality assurance,” the fact that “[q]uality assurance work is embedded in a quality culture that engages teachers, students and management levels in dialogues about the quality and relevance of courses and study programmes,” and ITU’s dialogue with the six employers’ panels which is “well-structured and well-functioning in practice” and is “systematically taken into consideration in developing the study programmes.”
In its final remarks the accreditation panel notes that “ITU has a systematic practice for ensuring level, content, organisation, pedagogical quality, and workload. ITU has considered and prioritised work with student-centred learning through a constructive alignment approach, reflected in the strong focus on student feedback and diversity. The regular and systematic work with curriculum documents, course descriptions and mapping of learning outcomes supports students in achieving the learning objectives of their study programme.”
“The positive assessment and the accompanying justification of the accreditation – which is valid until 2028 – is a testament to the hard work and effort that has been put into developing ITU’s quality assurance system from all corners of the university,” says Vice Chancellor of the IT University, Per Bruun Brockhoff.
“The accreditation is a seal of approval of the road map ITU has laid out for the future of the university. We have a strong quality assurance culture, we set goals and we reach them, and we evolve our practices through dialogue and mutual understanding.” Theis Duelund Jensen, Press Officer, tel: 2555 0447, email: firstname.lastname@example.org