KNUTE QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
KNUTE Quality Management System, the harmonious component of which is the higher education quality assurance system, is the first in Ukraine to be certified for compliance with the international standard ISO 9001:2015.
The strategy for the development of higher education in Ukraine envisages the application of European principles and approaches to meet the growing needs of potential consumers of educational services. Therefore, Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics has introduced the experience and models of higher education, created on the basis of international standards.
In recent years, KNUTE Quality Management System has been restarted (it has been operating since 2009): the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001: 2015, the Law of Ukraine On Higher Education and Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area have been integrated into a single system. In order to implement the standards in accordance with modern educational trends, the university staff has worked hard to develop modern curricula and methodological support, has contributed to the advanced training of academic staff.
A unique feature is the development of KNUTE internal standards of higher education in all specialties and specializations of the first, second, third levels of higher education in accordance with the National Qualifications Framework. They consist of the following sections: educational program; curriculum; requirements for an internal quality assurance system of higher education; requirements of the professional standard (if any); additional requirements (if necessary); the procedure for developing and implementing an educational program; preparation for accreditation of the educational program; development features of foreign language educational programs; a list of regulations defining the standard of higher education.
The developed standards are used to determine and evaluate the quality of the content and results of educational activities of the university.
This was made possible by the competence of the working/project groups including not only the academic staff, but also students and business representatives. The results of work proved the efficiency of introducing external educational programs partnership which is one of the KNTEU priorities.
The external partners of KNUTE educational programs are government bodies, enterprises, institutions, public and business organizations. Cooperation with external partners is envisaged by relevant agreements on cooperation.
Moreover, in accordance with the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001:2015, which entered into force in Ukraine in July 2016, a package of KNUTE QMS documents was developed - Guidelines for Quality, Quality Policy and documented procedures.
According to the current procedures, it was organized the training of internal auditors, advising those responsible in the departments that are part of the KNUTE QMS, as well as participants of the process on the peculiarities of the System in terms of DSTU ISO 9001: 2015.
Due to all these measures at the beginning of 2017 KNUTE became the first in Ukraine among higher education institutions to successfully pass the Quality Management System certification for compliance with the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001: 2015.
An independent external audit conducted by the National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine in December 2016 confirmed the effectiveness of the KNUTE Quality Management System (higher education quality assurance system) in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015. The Certificate of Conformity is issued in Ukrainian, English, French and German.