Technische Universität Berlin

Quality Management Representatives and Committees

An effective quality management system requires cooperation between a number of units across the University

Providing excellent degree programs to equip graduates with the skills and training needed to meet the demands of the professional world is a central concern for TU Berlin. A number of roles and tasks contribute to ensuring the University achieves, maintains, and improves the quality of its programs. Effective and trusting collaboration between members across the University as well as joint quality objectives are key to successful quality development.

All procedures and responsibilities are laid out in TU Berlin’s Quality Management Handbook. This provides key information and data, such as degree program operating figures for teaching conferences, assisting faculties with the continuous development of their degree programs.

Representatives from University management and the Central University Administration

Vice President for Education

The vice president for education is responsible for the Quality Management System (QMS) at Technische Universität Berlin and ensuring its further development. The vice president for education's responsibilities include serving as the chair of the Quality Management Steering Committee, Quality Management Task Force, and the Internal Accreditation Committee as well as leading the quality dialog with the deans of studies.

Quality Management Task Force

The Quality Management Working Group, chaired by the vice president for education, is the central committee for issues related to academics and teaching. Once a month it discussed strategic topics as well as process workflows in the quality management system. The results of surveys conducted as a part of quality management are also regularly shared and discussed.

Internal Audit Committee

As part of the program evaluation, the Internal Audit Committee reviews the decision taken by the Internal Accreditation Committee in the event of a written complaint from the faculty or institute council.

Faculty representatives

Deans of studies

The deans of studies are responsible for overseeing all academic and teaching activities, particularly their quality assurance, within the faculties. In this role, they are standing members of the Quality Management Working Group and take part in closed meetings on academics and teaching.

Degree program coordinators

Every faculty appoints a coordinator for each of its degree programs. These coordinators are responsible for the organization and further development of their respective degree program. This includes, for instance, conducting the degree program evaluation and teaching conferences on behalf of the faculty.

Advisors for studies and teaching

The advisors for studies and teaching work in the faculty and central institute service centers and are responsible for coordinating as well as providing information about academics and teaching. They also liaise between teaching staff and students as well as between representatives and committees within the faculties and central bodies outside of the faculty.