Audit of the University of Graz

FINEEC conducts an audit of the University of Graz. A three-day audit visit at the University of Graz is carried out 3-5 November 2020.

The audit is conducted by the following audit team:

  • Professor Ellen Hazelkorn Joint Managing Partner, BH Associates education consultants (chair)
  • Vice-rector Stéphane Berthet, the University of Geneva
  • Associate professor Crina Damşa, University of Oslo
  • Research associate Vitus Püttmann,  University Hannover
  • Project manager Aleksandra Sjöstrand, the Swedish Council for Higher Education.

The purpose of the audit is

  • to evaluate whether the quality work in the HEI meets the European quality assurance standards,
  • to assess whether the quality system produces relevant information for the implementation of the strategy and the continuous development of the HEI’s activities, and whether it results in effective enhancement activities,
  • to encourage internationalisation, experimenting and a creative atmosphere at HEIs.

The focus of the audit is on the procedures used by the HEI to maintain and enhance the quality of its activities.

The FINEEC audits cover all the core duties of the HEI, that is, education, research /RDI and societal engagement. The strategic development of HEIs is supported in the audit by offering HEIs the possibility to select one of the evaluation areas. The University of Graz has chosen Equal opportunities and diversity as one of the evaluation areas.

Benchlearning is one of the methods applied in the audits. The benchlearning partner of the University of Graz is University of Leipzig.

The enhancement-led approach is applied in the audits. The goal of enhancement-led evaluation is to involve staff, students and stakeholders of a higher education institution (HEI) in recognising strengths, good practices and enhancement areas in the HEI’s activities. The aim is also to support HEIs in achieving their own objectives, thus creating a premise for the continuous development of HEIs.


The contact person at FINEEC

Mirella Nordblad, Counsellor of Evaluation, + 358 29 533 5541,