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Aalto University maintains and develops its quality system to ensure that the quality of its operations and their transparency can be improved continuously. The quality system supports the strategic management of the university in accordance with principles outlined by the European Higher Education Area and the changing operating environment of higher education.
Quality management is part of the everyday operation of the university and based on the model of continuous improvement and the PDCA cycle (Plan, Do, Check, Act), also known as the Deming cycle (see image).
The quality system is based on answering basic questions related to our activities.
The equality and quality group supports the Dean in developing the school’s quality assurance. The group makes recommendations on areas of development and supports the annual development cycle at the School of Science. The group is also responsible for the equality, diversity and inclusion work at the School, including the annual SCI EDI action plan.
The quality system is an entity of policies, procedures and processes.
The purpose of evaluations is to ensure the quality of and improve university activities and to embed the best joint operating methods in the organisation.
Aalto University has improved markedly in rankings specific to science, art, technology and business. We also place high in ranking lists comparing young universities.