Quality and Sustainable Development

The University works systematically with continous education and research quality development and mitigation of the University's environmental impact.

There are various approaches to quality in education and in research:

  1. Content quality: education and research should generate new knowledge.
  2. Results quality: education and research should generate the desired results, in terms of grades, exams, publications and measurable performances.
  3. Market quality: education and research should be competitive and requested by the external society.
  4. Systems quality: education and research should systematically go through continous improvements, be effective, healthy and have high integrity.

The University's quality assurance system centers on a coherent framework with established quality goals and processes.

You can read more about the system here (in Swedish):

- The quality assurance system framework

- The university's quality policy and quality goals

The quality assurance system comprises two general methods for continous quality enhancement in education and research:

- Thematic quality development

- Quality development by peer review

The quality system develops and secures the University's indirect sustainability goals while the environmental management system develops and secures the University's work with its direct environmental impact.

Sustainable Development at the University

The University of Gävle is certified according to ISO 14001, and must work for sustainable development in all its activities.

The activities of the University of Gävle must be carried out in such a manner that the positive effect on the present environment continuously increases, while the negative one decreases.

Published by: Camilla Haglund Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2020-07-09
Högskolan i Gävle
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