The European Ministers responsible for higher education have established guidelines for quality assurance. These guidelines encompass both internal and external quality assurance (cf. Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area, 2005).
The Vice Chancellor ratified in 2006 a strategy for quality assurance at Lund University 2006-2008. It included development efforts concerning:
The strategy implied a further development of the methodology which has been developed since 1989. It also takes advantage of experiences from other European universities.
The University Board raified in December 2008 Lund University´s Policy
for Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement of Education 2009-2012 in
accordance with the Strategic Plan. QA of Education i based on the six
following main methods: