External quality assurance

Summaries of VU study programme assessment conclusions and accreditation time

Study programmes are accredited for a period of no more than 6 years. Their assessment and accreditation procedures are regulated by the Ministry of Education and Science. External assessment of higher education institution study programmes can be performed by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC) or another agency assessing the quality of higher education included in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education.

Study programmes are assessed by Lithuanian and foreign experts. Study programmes are assessed according to 6 fields of assessment: programme objectives and planned study results, programme composition, personnel, material resources, study process and its assessment, as well as programme management. After a study programme is assessed, a decision can be made on the accreditation of the study programme:

  • The programme is accredited for 6 years, if the assessment of the study programme is at least 18 points and none of the assessed fields are measured as "unsatisfactory" or "satisfactory", and the study programme complies with the study programme requirements approved by the Ministry of Education and Science;
  • The programme is accredited for 3 years, if the assessment of the study programme is at least 12 points and none of the assessed fields are measured as "unsatisfactory", and the study programme complies with the study programme requirements approved by the Ministry of Education and Science;
  • The programme is not accredited, if the assessment of the study programme is less than 12 points or at least one of the assessed fields is measured as "unsatisfactory", or the study programme does not comply with the study programme requirements approved by the Ministry of Education and Science.

 ** new study programme or study programme that was not assessed externally

*** the study programme will soon end, and admission of new students will not be carried out

 

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