Quality Reviews in Irish Universities
Two types of statutory quality reviews take place.
EXTERNAL reviews (organised by IUQB)
View Quality Reviews Catalogue - external reviews
In 2009, following consultation with a range of key stakeholders, IUQB finalised the process for the second cycle of IUQB reviews. This process, which will operate in accordance with national legislation and agreed European Standards and Guidelines (EGS), is entitled: Institutional Reviews of Irish Universities (IRIU) and will be undertaken from Autumn 2009.
INTERNAL reviews (organised by the universities)
View Quality Reviews Catalogue - internal reviews
These are reviews of the academic and administrative departments organised by the individual university (with the assistance of external reviewers). If you wish to read the reports arising out of these evaluations, go to the Quality Reviews Catalogue.
Reviews Processes explained in Diagrammatic form
Background to Quality Assurance in Irish Universities
The Irish Universities Quality Board (IUQB) was established in 2002 to support and promote a culture of quality in Irish higher education and independently evaluate the effectiveness of quality processes in Irish universities, as required by the Universities Act (1997).
View Section 35(4) of the Universities Act (1997).