System of Quality

The design of the Internal Quality Assurance System (SAIQU) of the training programs of the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Barcelona (UB) was based on the guidelines of the AUDIT program, arising from the standards and recommendations for the insurance of the quality produced by the European Association for the Guarantee of the Quality of Higher Education (ENQA) and adopted by the European Ministers of Education in Bergen (2005) .pdf

SAIQU's design was led by the UB's Policy and Quality Agency (APQUB) that opted for a transversal quality system in all the UB's own centers, which had to be developed and implemented in each one of faculties The implementation of the SAIQU in our Faculty was done in parallel with the existing management tools, designed and implemented through the Quality Committee, created in 1996. In this regard, it is worth mentioning the long trajectory of the Committee, who worked for years in implementing the Quality Management System of Teaching Laboratories (SGQLD), having already been constituted in the year 2000 as the Innovation Group for Teaching Innovation in Quality, Environment and Security in the Teaching of the Faculty of Chemistry (INQUMASE).

The SAIQU design of the Faculty of Chemistry was evaluated favorably by AQU Catalunya in 2009 as part of the call for the 2007 AUDIT program. SAIQU has facilitated the integration of the degrees of the Faculty of Chemistry in the framework of Verification, Monitoring, Modification and Accreditation (VSMA), which has been applied since 2010.