The MDH study programmes in Mathematics evaluated

Sep 16, 2013 | Education

On 11 September, the Swedish Higher Education Authority presented the quality evaluation of the MDH Mathematics/Applied Mathematics study programmes at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. The Bachelor’s programme received the judgment insufficient quality and the Master’s programme received the judgment high quality. MDH has already started working to assess the insufficiencies, and will submit a list of remedial measures to the Swedish Higher Education Authority within a year.

By 2014, the Swedish Higher Education Authority will have evaluated the quality of all higher education programmes leading up to a degree. This year’s assessment of Mathematics at the Bachelor’s level resulted in the judgment insufficient quality for three out of eleven institutions of higher education, among them the programme in question at MDH.

This year’s assessment of Mathematics at the Master’s level resulted in the judgment high or very high quality for eight out of nine institutions of higher education, among them the programme in question at MDH.

How does this affect the students?

At present, the evaluation does not affect those students who currently aim for a Bachelor’s degree with a specialisation in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics. The university retains degree-awarding powers in the subject and the evaluation of the Swedish Higher Education Authority questions that capacity. MDH will now analyse the outcome of the evaluation and no later than a year from now, the university is supposed to have taken necessary action to remedy the insufficiencies.

-MDH is constantly aiming for all study programmes to be of high quality. We will therefore naturally take the judgment from the Swedish Higher Education Authority seriously. The evaluation report will be analysed. Based on that analysis, a concrete list of remedial measures will be produced, and then submitted to the evaluation group at the Swedish Higher Education Authority for review, says Vice-Chancellor Karin Röding.