Current Projects

Unite! Quality Management

The project aims at the development and pilot implementation of a quality management system for the European University Alliance Unite!

(Duration: October 2019 – October 2022)

Unite! develops and starts to implement quality management principles and processes that support the vision of realising a new European University. This is a pioneering endeavour for the quality management both of universities and for the European Higher Education Area.

Starting point and basis of Unite!’s integrated quality management are the quality management procedures and approaches in all seven member universities. All Unite! partners have quality management systems in accordance with the European Standards and Guidelines. In addition, the Unite! partners share a vision of the high – and added – quality they aim for as a European University. These ambitions define the specific quality goals for the Unite! quality management (QM). Unite! seeks to establish, for its core activities and services, quality management cycles that link strategic goals of the alliance with quality assurance instruments of the partner universities.

As key document for the Unite! QM, the Quality Management Manual (QMM) defines the quality management principles and procedures, as well as the Unite! quality goals.

The project plan includes:

- the evaluation of the QMM as part of the EUniQ project,
- its discussion and dissemination within the Unite! community, in particular the task forces,
- the involvement of external stakeholders for its further development,
- and its approval by the Unite! Governing Platform.

The project seeks to implement the Unite! QM approach in a number of pilot activities.

TU Darmstadt increases further efficiency of institutional evaluation

HMWK supports the project Efficiency Enhancement of Institutional Evaluation, especially in the field of studying and teaching, as part of the Study Structure Program (SSP).
(Duration: 01.01.2019-31.12.2020, cost-neutral term extension to 31.05.2021)

The aim of the project is to analyze and optimize TU Darmstadt’s Institutional Evaluation – including the quality assurance of degree programmes – with regard to the workload for the participating actors and the efficiency of processes.

A process management software with a high potential for professionalisation is used in this process to enable an more efficient collaboration of the involved parties.

The project is in charge advance by Directorate Strategic Development (Directorate I), Unit Quality Management and Administrative Bodies (project management ) and Directorate Study and Teaching, University Law (Directorate II), Unit Study Programs and Quality Assurance. However, the responsible units integrate for specific topics also representatives of departments, central services and central administration.

Finished projects

A summary of the most important events in the EUniQ project can be found here. (opens in new tab)
Project duration: May 2019 – April 2021

The preparation and implementation of the system accreditation at TU Darmstadt was supported by project funding from central QSL funds and by HMWK, as part of the Study Structure Program (SSP).

You can find more information here.

The project was funded from central QSL funds of the TU Darmstadt (duration: 01.10.2012 – 30.09.2014; cost-neutral postponement until winter semester 2015/16).

The QSL project “Surveys – Potentials for Quality Assurance” was successfully completed in winter semester 2015/16 after two years of work. The aim of the project was to increase the quality of surveys, which are carried out regularly at TU Darmstadt for quality assurance in the field of study and teaching and to integrate them even more effectively and systematically into integrated quality management in the future as an instrument for the quality assurance of studies and teaching.

Beyond the duration of the project, the results of the project will be used for further developments in this area. For example, they formed the basis for the establishment of a coordination office for surveys in the field of study and teaching and for the conception and implementation of the first general TU Darmstadt student survey. The results were incorporated into the system accreditation.

Following the completion of the project, the subject of surveys for quality assurance accomplished by the Quality Management Unit will again be dealt by the Centre for Educational Development (HDA). There will continue to be close cooperation with the Quality Management Unit, the Study Programmes and Quality Assurance Unit and the scientific departments. Further information can be found on the HDA website.