In teaching and research, Ferdinand Porsche FernFH attaches great importance to the quality of work and output. To guarantee these standards, ongoing processes are evaluated regularly for quality assurance purposes. The following points deserve special mention:
The quality management system is based on the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area.
The combination of teaching with the results of applied research, the involvement of both academically and professionally experienced lecturers and the direct feedback of our part-time students on current needs in the relevant professional field guarantees a practice-oriented, academically sound range of degree programmes.
Our lecturers have special qualifications in their areas of specialisation, a university or university of applied sciences degree and many years of practical experience. They also undergo ongoing training in the field of distance learning.
External quality assurance in Austria’s higher education sector was newly regulated with the entry into force of the new Act on Quality Assurance in Higher Education (HS-QSG) in March 2012. To maintain institutional accreditation on a permanent basis, higher education institutions are now certified every seven years in the form of audits.
In order to do justice to these developments, we subject the entire organisation and the range of degree programmes to a permanent quality improvement process. We survey students, lecturers and graduates and also regularly evaluate the curricula of the individual degree programmes. The results are incorporated into the quality management system.
In 2010, Ferdinand Porsche FernFH passed the institutional evaluation by the FH Council with positive results. This resulted in unlimited accreditation in 2012 in accordance with §23 of the Act on Quality Assurance in Higher Education (HS-QSG).
In 2015, the quality management system at Ferdinand Porsche FernFH - Distance-Learning University of Applied Sciences - was assessed and inspected by the independent evaluation agency Baden-Württemberg evalag. In March 2016, the positive assessment resulted in a certification of quality management according to §22 of the Act on Quality Assurance in Higher Education (HS-QSG), which is valid until March 2023.