The two key elements of the quality assurance system
The establishment of structures and policies promoting quality
The Institute's quality assurance system is based on a regulatory framework complemented by policies and practices to foster a culture of quality. Consequently, the framework conditions for professors are set with the objective of encouraging quality research, in particular by using teaching reductions and sabbaticals as compensation for academic management activities. With regard to the students, considerable financial assistance is provided and represents a major contribution to the quality of studies. In addition to these policies and practices, there is a distribution of competency and skills allowing for consultation, direct participation in decision-making and decisions taken in the interest of strong quality control.
Evaluation as a general principle
The Institute's quality assurance strategy is based on a combination of processes allowing external experts to regularly evaluate teaching, research and services. It is established on the previous setting of objectives and enables the Institute to assess the progress made and to follow up on the recommendations or objectives defined. It also relies on a set of measuring tools and relevant information as well as a growing use of benchmarking.