Quality assurance of education

University Teaching Qualification (BasisKwalificatie Onderwijs, BKO)

Good-quality teaching is essential for the university. Being a good teacher is an art, an art that has to be developed and maintained. This is the only way for the university to deliver the quality demanded by students and financiers. To this end, in 2008, the Dutch universities introduced the University Teaching Qualification (BasisKwalificatie Onderwijs, BKO). An accreditation standard for teachers who have proven that they master the art of teaching, and a basis on which they can further expand their skills.

For whom?
The BKO trajectory is intended for lecturers and senior lecturers who wish to complete a university teaching qualification. All lecturers who have been appointed by the university since 1 January 2008 must demonstrate that they have basic teaching skills. ICLON offers five training programmes which can support teachers in successfully completing their BKO track.

See also
University Teaching Qualification

Institutional audits

The Accreditation Organisation for the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) is a public institution which guarantees the quality of higher education in the Netherlands and Flanders. Every 5 years, all accredited programmes are subject to an NVAO audit. If the results of the audit are positive, the accreditation is extended for a period of 5 years.

The audit reports per programme can be found on the website of NVAO.

Quality assurance at the faculties

Last Modified: 07-01-2016