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Additional dimensions in accreditation

With the aim of taking the accreditation procedure one step further and highlighting the added value of degrees from universities in Catalonia, AQU Catalunya offers the possibility, subsequent to the successful accreditation of a programme of study, of the review and assessment of an additional three optional dimensions:

Entry into work and employment outcomes
Dimensió addicional ocupació This quality label distinguishes programmes of study with outcomes that demonstrate:

  • A programme design that is conducive to entry into work and career advancement, taking into account the circumstances of professional practice in the given field
  • Excellent careers guidance and employment services
  • A high-level transition into employment of graduates
     
 
Research-teaching linkages
Dimensió addicional interacció entre recerca i docència This quality label distinguishes programmes with outcomes that demonstrate:

  • A research-based programme design
  • The potential, intensity and quality of research undertaken by teaching staff
     


 
Internationalisation
Dimensió addicional Internacionalització This quality label distinguishes programmes with outcomes that demonstrate:

  • A programme design that facilitates the acquisition of skills and competences and promotes academic and professional development in international settings
  • Teaching staff with academic experience at international level and active involvement in networking
  • Mobility of a students and teaching staff
     

 

Call for applications

Applications will be accepted all year long. The applicable methodology used in the review and evaluation of these dimensions is given in the Guide to the assessment of additional dimensions in the accreditation of recognised Bachelor and Master's programmes (October 2016).

The features and requirements of the review and assessment procedure, together with the application form, can be downloaded in the following documents: 

PDF PDF Call for applications for the review and assessment of additional dimensions in the accreditation of recognised Bachelor and Master's programmes [Catalan]

WORD Word Application for the review and assessment of additional dimensions [Catalan]
 

Results

Results of the accreditation of additional dimensions (2014-2016)

15.9.2017