Quality of research and teaching

The Quality Assurance management system consists of four interrelated processes: planning, management, self-assessment and improvement.

Quality of Research

The approach dictated by the Quality Assurance Committee consists in introducing quality principles in the department: transparency, information sharing, and verifying results with indicators or documentary evidence. It facilitates self-evaluation, offering support to the Departments in defining improvement goals according to their own specificities and in line with the goals of the University Strategic Plan.

Single Annual Report on Departmental Research (SUA-RD) 

The Single Annual Report of Departmental Research (Scheda Annuale della Ricerca Dipartimentale, SUA-RD) collects information on research and the third mission and is drawn up by the department. During the annual review meeting, the Department analyses qualitative and quantitative information relating to goals, organisation, quality policies of the department, research groups, and third mission and public engagement initiatives. The SUA-RD is also used for the annual verification of research results for the purposes of periodic evaluation and accreditation conducted by ANVUR - Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes.

SUA-RD continuous improvement cycle

Quality assurance in research and third mission activities:


  • Defining the three-year objectives for research and third mission activities, in line with the University’s strategic plan and with monitoring indicators (SUA-RD Quadro A1)
  • Third Mission strategy: The department’s main strategy in line with its specifications (SUA-RD Quadro I0)


  • Department Organisation (go to Organisation)
  • Research Groups (go to Research groups)
  • QA management system research: Duties and responsibilities when conducting reviews, resource distribution criteria. (SUA-RD Quadro B2)


  • Analysis of the monitoring results: In-depth self-evaluation (AV) and assessment of progress in the three-year goals (SUA-RD Quadro B3 Review)


  • Definition and scope for improvement: Defining the areas that require improvement as identified by the self-evaluation (SUA-RD Quadro B3 Review)

Training quality

The quality of training corresponds to the ability to give adequate answer to the expectations of all the subjects who demonstrate interest to the educational offer: students, families and the world of work. This means to put in place goals, tools, actions and systems of verification – both at Department and at  University level– and thus to realise a quality policy able to constantly improve the training offer.

The constant-improvement cycle of the Degree Programme

University strategic and operational guidelines for the realisation, activation and evaluation of the training offer:


  • Degree Programmes Design: Definition of the training demand and the profession profile (SUA-CdS Box A1 and A2), as well as of the educational goals and the learning outcomes (SUA-CdS Box A4 and F)
  • Annual design of educational process, regulations and study plan (SUA-CdS Box A3, A5, B1and planned educational offer)
  • Planning of the resources (SUA-CdS planned educational offer)


  • Organisation of training activities provision (SUA-CdS B2)


  • Analysis of the monitoring results (SUA- CdS Box B6, B7, C1, C2, D Re-examination joint committee report)


  • Defining and implementing improvement initiatives (SUA-CdS, Monitoraggio Annuale)