HAW Hamburg views quality development as an ongoing and cooperative process based on both student feedback and dialogue between the Executive Board and the departments.
The Evaluation, Quality Management and Accreditation (EQA) unit initiates and coordinates the processes and instruments for both centralised and decentralised quality management of degree courses and teaching.
These initiatives are supplemented by the projects within HAW Hamburg's ‘Guidance for teaching. Dialogue-oriented quality development for degree courses and teaching’ concept, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the Teaching Quality Pact.
Numerous initiatives offered by the Office for Degree Courses and Teaching and by E-Learning Services, both centrally and in the faculties, support professors and instructors in implementing innovative teaching concepts.
The multi-university project Hamburg Open Online University will generate important impetus and a cultural shift towards more open teaching and learning materials.
HAW Hamburg’s EQA unit strives to be service-oriented and to maintain dialogue with all stakeholders at the university because quality management is a process that requires ongoing optimisation.
Through its ‘Guidance for teaching. Dialogue-oriented quality development for degree courses and teaching’ project, HAW Hamburg is pursuing a long-term cultural shift: the strategic goal is an implemented and sustainable teaching, learning, and testing culture 4.0.
The Office for Degree Courses and Teaching brings together all the professional development offers available for professors, sessional instructors, academic staff and tutors. As a result of its innovative coaching concept for teaching staff, HAW Hamburg won the ‘Excellence in Teaching’ prize.
HAW Hamburg is a participant in the multi-university project Hamburg Open Online University (HOOU). All six of Hamburg’s public universities and the Multimedia Kontor Hamburg are taking part.
Digital media can support and promote the teaching and learning process in various ways. The use of digital media or ‘e-learning’ at HAW Hamburg is decentralised so that the consultation and services provided are tailored precisely to each faculty.
The Hamburg Teaching Prize is awarded annually by the Ministry of Science, Research and Equality for outstanding and innovative teaching at Hamburg’s universities. The €10,000 prize is awarded within each faculty. Only students are eligible to submit nominations.