Courses are continuously better assessed


In the winter semester, more than 25,000 students assessed the 2,500 courses in the humanities and cultural studies offered at the University of Vienna. Overall, the courses were assessed considerably better than in previous evaluations.

The arithmetical mean is now 1.58 (scale: 1...excellent – 5...poorly). Three years ago, the arithmetical mean was still 1.66 and six years ago 1.76. The members of the University of Vienna continuously strive for top quality in teaching and research, which is also reflected by the students’ feedback.

The aggregated results of the individual degree programmes can be found on the web pages of the relevant directorate of studies (SPL):

SPL 01: Catholic Theology
SPL 02: Protestant Theology
SPL 06: Egyptology - Jewish Studies - Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology
SPL 07: History
SPL 08: History of Art and Architecture - European Ethnology
SPL 09: Antiquity Sciences
SPL 10: German Studies
SPL 11: Romance Studies
SPL 12: English and American Studies
SPL 13: Finno-Ugrian Studies - Dutch Studies - Scandinavian Studies - Comparative Literature
SPL 14: Near Eastern Studies - African Studies - Tibetan Studies and Indology
SPL 15: East Asian Studies
SPL 16: Musicology - Linguistics
SPL 17: Theater, Film and Media Studies
SPL 34: Translation Studies
SPL 36: Doctoral Studies Programme Catholic Theology
SPL 37: Doctoral Studies Programme Protestant Theology
SPL 41: Doctoral Studies Programme Historical and Cultural Studies
SPL 42: Doctoral Studies Programme  Philological and Cultural Studies
SPL 48: Slavonic Studies

The results of the course evaluation in the winter semester of 2021/2022 were sent to the teachers, together with comparative figures of the relevant study programme. The teachers have the opportunity to submit a statement in the evaluation system under (log-in required).

The Unit for Quality Assurance provided the directorates of studies, among others, with overview tables of the university-wide questions as well as aggregated key figures for each study programme to enable the analysis of the SPL-specific results in a university-wide context. These data are also stored on EvaSys.

According to the guidelines of the Rectorate, the results have to be discussed in the studies conferences. The Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs discusses the results and insights with the directorates of studies.

The results of the course evaluations serve as:

  • a feedback instrument for lecturers;
  • a feedback and planning instrument for the directorates of studies;
  • a basis for the assessment of individual evaluations (especially professors, tenure track professors, senior lecturers);
  • a data basis for the evaluation of faculties and centres.

In the winter semester of 2021/2022, all course evaluations were carried out online only and/or online with student attendance.

© University Vienna/ Barbara Mair