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Audit is the evaluation or review of procedures, processes and mechanism in a higher education institution or a part of such an institution. Not quality itself is subject of review, but procedures and mechanism to assure the quality and the processes to achieve the mission and goals.

A distinction is made between a quality audit and a management audit. A quality audit evaluates especially the procedures and processes for the assurance of the quality while a management audit looks also at general management, general policy and policy making.


  • International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education. (2002). Clarification and Glossary.

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