Quality Assurance System

All members of the University of Vienna are to use the highest international quality standards as benchmarks and apply them to all areas of the University's activities, in research, teaching and studies, as well as in university administration.

The quality assurance system affects all institutions, responsibilities and activities of the University of Vienna considering the specific characteristics of each area. The quality assurance system is not only comprised of special evaluation processes and other procedures, but the performance processes themselves include elements of quality assurance, such as reflecting on the current level of performance and possibilities for improvement. The quality assurance system also entails the periodic evaluation of faculties, centres and service units, feedback instruments from students, the further development of processes for evaluating research and publication activities, as well as quality assurance in staffing decisions, in particular regarding professorial appointment procedures and processes for the filling of tenure track positions.

Core process of the quality assurance system:

  • Development planning
  • Target agreements
  • Appointment of professors
  • Personnel recruitment
  • Personnel development and career support
  • Evaluation of organisational units
  • Research platforms, centres, networks
  • Doctoral studies and theses
  • Acquisition of third-party-funding and processing
  • Curriculum development
  • Planning, organisation, controlling of teaching
  • Student information and advice
  • Examinations and master's theses
  • Evaluation of courses


Mag. Dr. Michael Hofer

T: +43-1-4277-18010

Dipl.-Pol. Jürgen Roth

T: +43-1-4277-18005