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Report 2008: 4 R

National quality assurance system for the period


Revised 11 December 2007

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This document presents the first revised version of the quality assurance system for the review and evaluation of higher education during six-year period, 2007−2012.

This system has been developed by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education´s evaluation department in consultation with the institutions and agencies concerned. The report begins with a presentation of the background of the new programme and the premises on which it is based. This is followed by a survey of how the system is organised, the components of which it will consist and how they are related to each other. Finally there is a brief description
of how it is to be implemented and followed up.

The appendices present the aspects and criteria that will be applied during the evaluations as well as plans for the implementation of the system.

The programme has been supplemented by descriptions of procedures and instructions for assessors and higher education institutions. The programme will also be subject to continual monitoring and review during the six-year period. All the documents will be published on the National Agency´s web-site.

We hope that this programme will contribute to the enhancement of the quality of higher education and stimulate active and creative improvement work at all of the higher education institutions.

Anders Flodström
Clas-Uno Frykholm

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