The KNUTE quality management system, a harmonious component of which is the quality assurance system of higher education and quality of higher education, was first introduced in 2009. It has been successfully recertified by the National Certification Body for compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015 international standard.
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 stakeholders in education services. Consequently the experience of the best models of higher education, created on the basis of international standards, was introduced at the Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics.
In recent years, there has been a reboot of the KNUTE Quality Management System. The requirements of ISO 9001: 2015 international standard, the Laws of Ukraine "On Education", "On Higher Education", as well as Standards and guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) have been integrated into a single system. The University staff worked hard to modernize the curricula, methodological support, contributed to the development of the academic staff in order to implement the provisions of the standards in accordance with current educational trends.
The second edition of KNUTE higher education standards in all specialties and specializations of the first, second, third higher education levels were developed in accordance with the structure offered by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, and the National Qualifications Framework.
The developed standards, along with those approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, are used to determine and evaluate the quality of the University educational activity.
This was made possible due to the experience of the project teams, with lecturers, students and employers being the members. Introducing the practice of external partnership of educational programs proved to be effective.
The external partners of KNUTE educational programs are state administration bodies, enterprises, institutions, public and business organizations. Cooperation with external partners is documented by the relevant cooperation agreements.
There were held seminars on the peculiarities of the System functioning under ISO 9001: 2015 in accordance with the existing procedures.
These measures allowed to pass the certification of the Quality Management System in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015 international standard at the end of 2019.
An independent external audit, conducted by the National Certification Body in December 2019, confirmed the effectiveness of the KNUTE Quality Management System to meet the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015. The Certificate of Conformity has been issued by 2023 in Ukrainian, English, French and German.