Internal Quality Assurance System of the centers

Internal Quality Assurance System for faculties and schools

The process-based management system used by the UAB faculties and schools stems from a commitment to offering degrees with their own policy on quality and measures in place to evaluate and improve performance continuously, according to the European quality standards. These elements together make up this university's Internal Quality Assurance System (SGIQ).

This system involves all the following:

  • establishing and monitoring the faculty's policy and objectives regarding teaching standards, in accordance with the university’s strategic lines
  • establishing and renewing the offer of PhD programmes
  • processes directly linked to teaching activity: tutoring, assessment, mobility, etc.
  • processes to gauge the level of satisfaction of the different groups
  • processes linked to the people and resources needed: lecturers, administrative and service staff (PAS), infrastructure and services, course scheduling, academic organisation, etc.
  • processes linked to the life cycles of degrees: verification (evaluation before implementation), regular monitoring, modification (continuous improvement) and accreditation (evaluation of performance and renewal of the authorisation to continue offering the programme), which seek to organise, renew and improve the offer of PhD programmes.


Evaluation process previous to the implementation of the degree: presentation of a proposal for a new PhD programme for AQU-Catalunya (Agency for the Quality of the University System of Catalonia) to issue the binding evaluation for the Council of Universities (Ministry of Universities), which is the responsible agent for verification.



Periodic monitoring process of the development and results of the PhD programme: self-evaluation carried out, every 3 years, by themselves.



Renewal process for the implementation of the degree: presentation, every 6 years since the implementation of the program, of a self-report for AQU-Catalunya to issue the binding assessment for the University Council, which is the responsible agent of accreditation.


AQU VSMA Framework


Internal Quality Assurance System of the faculty

Set of processes to manage and monitor the different aspects of degrees, with the strategic objective of ensuring continuous improvement


Opina UAB

A channel for suggestions, complaints and praise regarding the functioning of the UAB


PhD data


Recognition and awards

In this link you will find the doctors who have obtained the Special Prize Award in this PhD programme.

The following prizes and honours have been awarded in relation to this PhD programme.

  • Dr Jordi Catalan Aguilà was awarded the 2013 Prize for the Environment by the Institute of Catalan Studies for his contributions to the ecological and palaeo-ecological study of mountain lakes.
  • Dr Josep Peñuelas i Reixach has received the following distinctions: Comte de Barcelona Prize (1990), Institute of Catalan Studies - Banc de Sabadell Prize for the Environment (2008), Catalonia Research Prize (2010), Japanese Science Ministry Prize (1998).
  • Dr Jaume Terradas received the Narcis Monturiol Medal (1996), the 1998 Prize for the Environment of the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat), and the Prize for the Environment of the Institute of Catalan Studies - Banc de Sabadell (2002).

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