Top marks for MDH’s Sociology programme

Jun 01, 2012 | Student

MDH received the highest grade for the Bachelor’s programme in Sociology from HSV’s (the National Agency for Higher Education’s) quality evaluation that was presented on 30 May. The University’s programme at Master’s level also got a good assessment regarding quality.
- The assessments from the Agency are pleasing and a tangible acknowledgement of the fact that we, thanks to the skill of our teachers, students and our good relations with the region, offer education of high quality, says Vice-Chancellor Karin Röding.

In the new evaluation system HSV bases its assessment on four criteria: the students’ individual (degree) projects; questionnaires from former students, the HEIs’ (higher education institutions’) own self-evaluations; and the students’ experiences. The HEIs are then awarded the grades of Very High Quality, High Quality, or Deficient Quality.

MDH’s programme in Sociology at Bachelor’s level was thus awarded the grade of Very High Quality and the programme at Master’s level was awarded the grade of High Quality. According to HSV’s evaluation the Bachelor’s programme in Sociology attained the highest level of goal achievement in all the assessment criteria, including the students’ knowledge and understanding within the disciplinary domain of the programme, and the students’ ability to account for and discuss, both orally and in writing, information, problems and solutions in dialogue with different groups.

- The assessments from the Agency are pleasing and a tangible acknowledgement of the fact that we, thanks to the skill of our teachers, students and our good relations with the region, offer education of high quality, says Vice-Chancellor Karin Röding.

HSV has evaluated a total of 42 programmes at 19 universities and university colleges around the country. A bare fifth of them were awarded the highest grade of Very High Quality, while a good 30 per cent – altogether eleven programmes – were awarded the grade of Deficient Quality.

Read more about the evaluation of Human Work Science, Psychology, Economics and Management in April 2012