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Strategy & Quality Management

Strategy 2030 for Teaching & Education


The mission statement for teaching and learning expresses the vision that students, faculty, and staff who support teaching and learning are pursuing together to ensure the success of teaching and learning at Freie Universität Berlin. It was developed in the years 2020-2021 in the broadly based participatory strategy process "Studies and Teaching 2030: Shaping the Future Together", in which numerous university members from all disciplines, status groups, and areas participated. The mission statement formulates fundamental objectives that are reflected in strategies and measures for the ongoing development of studying and teaching at Freie Universität Berlin as well as in its study, teaching, and service offerings. As an agreement on university-wide quality standards and overarching goals of university education, it serves as an orientation framework for the design of study and teaching in the responsibility of the departments as well as for their centralized and decentralized implementation and support.

Evaluation & development: also study programs need to be reviewed

Akkreditierungsurkunde_B.Sc. BWL_regulär

A university must ensure that students receive a good education that is internationally recognized. In Germany, it is regulated by law that Bachelor's and Master's degree programs must be subject to quality control, i.e. accreditation. Berlin's Higher Education Act also stipulates that the quality of study programs must be evaluated on a regular basis.

Freie Universität was the first university in Berlin to be successfully system-accredited. The decision of the accreditation agency AQAS on August 29, 2016, was made on the basis of an external assessment procedure and certifies that the quality management system of Freie Universität Berlin ensures the achievement of and compliance with the quality standards for degree programs and enables continuous quality improvement of the programs.

The central university administration and the departments are jointly responsible for the audit process. Therefore, there are centralized and decentralized procedures for quality assurance. The Office of Quality Management supports the departments in their preparation of the internal accreditation procedures.

In order to make quality management transparent, the School of Business & Economics uses the process documentations that are valid throughout the university. They describe binding procedures, for example for appointment procedures and target agreements or for teaching and teaching evaluations. The many quality management measures help to continuously improve teaching in the department and adapt it to new developments.