The main aims of the Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP) are to involve universities in:
- reinforcing autonomy;
- sustaining change;
- developing a strategic plan;
- fostering a culture of quality.
This is done by evaluating the pertinence and efficiency of the university’s decision-making processes, strategic plans, facilities, activities and quality assurance processes and assessing their results in decision-making and planning.
The main phases of the evaluation process are:
- internal self-evaluation and the self-evaluation report;
- a preliminary site visit;
- provision of additional documents to complete the data and information required for the evaluation;
- a main site visit;
- the final evaluation report.
Universities that participate in the IEP can request a follow-up evaluation within 2-3 years of the initial one.