Quality assurance system at the Institute

The Institute considers the pursuit of quality and its continuous improvement to be a prerequisite for success in a highly competitive global environment. Furthermore, a demanding and rigorous quality assurance system enables the Institute to meet the expectations of the public authorities and the surrounding society, which are legitimately concerned with the efficient and judicious use of the resources made available to academic institutions.

Quality assurance strategy and system

The Institute's quality assurance strategy was defined by its Foundation Board as soon as the organisational framework was implemented in 2008. The components are inscribed in regulations and guidelines and complemented by policies and practices promoting quality.

The quality assurance system covers all areas of activity of the Institute : teaching, research, executive education, services. It covers organisational structures, the regulatory framework and operating processes as well as each component of institutional life, whether in individual or collective form. In many respects, it incorporates the judgement of external experts who provide a distant and critical view.

The Institute's quality assurance system is consistent with the overriding objective of excellence set by its Foundation Board. It is based on a strong culture of quality that is valued by all components of institutional life and inspires the continuous quest for the best ways to improve its functioning.

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.

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