Quality and Evaluation

Portucalense University established, in February 2007, the Office for Quality and Evaluation (GQA), whose main objective is to measure the quality of services and teaching at the University and to contribute to the implementation of measures that promote teaching excellence in accordance with the European standards for accreditation.

The University has unequivocally assumed the principle that quality and quality assurance are a fundamental vector for its functioning and development.

This principle is enshrined in the University’s commitment to develop its work through a culture of quality, based on responsibility and on the effectiveness of its action for greater social cohesion.

Objectives

  • To support and stimulate the implementation of an internal quality management system;
  • Coordinate and support the evaluation processes of the pedagogical quality of UPT by measuring the satisfaction of their students;
  • Supporting the external evaluation processes at UPT;
  • Promoting the evaluation of the quality of services at UPT.

Portucalense University is a higher education institution that aims to be a global institution and recognized for quality in the different dimensions of its activity: research, teaching and knowledge transfer. To this end, it seeks to have human resources with the highest qualifications and aims at a target audience that is not only Portuguese, but from all parts of the world.

Its goal is to promote its position and competitiveness in the university teaching and academic services market, through the development of pedagogical and scientific activities in strict compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and based on a continuous improvement of processes.
This goal will only be possible by having a competent and motivated staff, aligned with the strategic vision of the University, thus helping to balance efficiency and excellence in a balanced way.
This policy is the support of the Quality Management System, which will allow achieving a high level of academic and business performance and developing a culture of continuous improvement.
The University is committed to promoting a teaching environment that seeks to attract the best, thus training professionals with high technical competence and integrity of character, and who thus contribute to a more prosperous and responsible society.
In these terms, each member of the University is responsible for the continuous improvement of the Quality Management System, making this a responsibility shared by all.

Assessment by students and  A3ES

Consult Here

Portucalense University underwent an audit of the internal quality assurance system (SIGQ) by A3ES in 2016. The audit visit took place in September 2017, and the Board of Directors of the Assessment and Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (A3ES), on 13 December 2017, accredited it for a period of 6 years, the maximum time of accreditation.

Universidade Portucalense is the only private university with this accreditation.

 Preliminary Report of the CAEE

  Intent to Decide

  Manual for the Audit Process

Portucalense University has its Quality Assurance and Management System (QMS) globally certified by ISO 9001:2015 .

1. International Framework

  1. European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) http://www.enqa.eu/
  2. Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (2015)
  3. Benchmarking in the Improvement of Higher Education (31st, Jan. 2003)
  4. Decreto-Lei nº 74/2006, 24th  March, altered and republished by Law Decree nº 65/2018, 16th August, approving the requirements for accreditation of study cycles

2. National Framework

  1. Law n. 62/2007 of 10th September - Legal Regime of Higher Education Institutions
  2. Law No. 38/2007 of 16th August - Legal Regime of the Evaluation of Quality in Higher Education
  3. Dec-Law no. 369/2007 of 5th November establishes the Assessment and Accreditation Agency for Higher Education and approves its statutes
  4. DL 63/2016, 24/3 of 13th September approves the requirements for accreditation of the Study Cycle
  5. National classification of Education and Training areas, Portª 256/2005

3. Internal Regulation

  1. UPT Regulations and Procedures
  2. Teachers' performance evaluation regulations
  3. UPT teaching career statute

Links

National

  1. A3ES,
  2. MCTES - Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education
  3. DGES - Directorate General for Higher Education
  4. APESP - Portuguese Association for Private Higher Education
  5. CNE - National Board of Education, Portugal
  6. FCCN - Foundation for National Scientific Computation
  7. FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal

International

  1. ECA - European Consortium for Accreditation
  2. ENQA - European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
  3. EQAR - European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education
  4. ESU - European Students" Union
  5. EUA - European University Association (ex-CRE)
  6. EURASHE - European Association of Institutions in Higher Education
  7. Eurostat - Informação Estatística Europeia
  8. Eurybase - Base de dados sobre os sistemas de ensino
  9. Eurydice - Rede de Informação sobre a Educação na Europa
  10. IAU - International Association of Universities
  11. INQAAHE - International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education
  12. OECD – Educação
  13. UNESCO - Educação Serviço de Informação
  14. UNESCO-CEPES - European Centre for Higher Education

Team

Natacha Jesus Silva

Diretora de Qualidade e Infraestruturas

Ferrão Filipe

Vice-Reitor para a área de Ensino

Ana Machado

Diretora de Recursos Humanos

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