Information quality and security
The quality and security of information are values that are crucial to the credibility and trust placed by the universities, government authorities, other QA agencies and society as a whole in the activities carried out by AQU Catalunya.
The Agency’s quality and information security policy is a strategic decision aimed at the continuous improvement and enhancement of AQU Catalunya’s activities and their adaptation to the changes confronting the Catalan university system. The policy is approved by the Governing Board and reviewed annually by the director of AQU Catalunya.
The quality and information security policy is embodied in:
- The values, mission and vision of the Agency as set out in its Strategic Plan for 2019-2022.
- The principles established in the Code of Ethics, which guides the conduct of the people who work and act on behalf of the Agency.
- External review in accordance with European and international standards of quality, which meets the Agency’s requirements for recognition as a full member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and its listing with the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR).
- A quality management and information security system based on the international ISO 9001 quality management standard and the ISO 27001 information security management standard, which guarantee the quality of the activities carried out by AQU Catalunya and its commitment to information security.