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Austrian universities are legally required to undergo an audit every seven years. The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna has completed the first audit (without conditions) with the evaluation agency evalag in December 2021.

In an audit, the Academy’s internal quality management system is assessed and certified by external auditors. The goal is to ascertain if and what quality-assurance and quality-development measures are in place at an institution. The guiding question is: Are strategies and structures as well as the various processes and tools properly suited to achieve the self-defined goals, and are they well-attuned to one another?

The Academy wants to take the audit as an opportunity to further develop, in a participative manner, the different processes of strategy development and self-understanding. The view of the external auditors provides valuable insights and support for development processes of the academy.

For further information on the audit 2021 and the audit in general see the download menu.