The Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology – UMIT, which was founded in 2001, and its range of courses, was reaccredited for the last time in 2016 for a period of five years by the Austrian Accreditation Council (ÖAR) – as of now Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria) - and were consequently awarded the AQ Austria Quality Seal.
This proves the legal status and high quality standard of UMIT, which is being guaranteed by the strict procedural rules and regulations of the accreditation procedure and its conformity with international standards.
Accreditation is a formal, transparent means of evaluating quality in which defined, internationally compatible standards are used to establish whether academic institutions and/or the programs they offer meet minimum requirements in terms of quality. As an independent authority, the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria) conducts external quality assurance procedures in accordance with (inter)national standards, accreditations of academic educational institutions and studies, certification procedures and much more. You will find the current Decree on Accreditation of Private Universities (PU-AkkVO) here.
International Standards in Teaching and Research
Pursuant to its Constitution (Art. 11, UMIT Constitution, as amended) UMIT commits itself to take measures for quality assurance and further development. Apart from the framework conditions given through legal requirements and internal guidelines, UMIT commits itself to follow international standards in teaching and research in the represented subject areas.
In HR, quality assurance is pursued by further training measures for staff. Internal and external evaluations are part of the quality management system at UMIT. The findings will be used to continuously improve the quality of teaching, research and administration at UMIT.