Nuremberg Tech completed certificate of TÜV NORD
On 28th of June 2018 the time had finally come. Nuremberg Tech were awarded the DIN EN ISO 9001 certificate as well as the system accreditation. The certificates were presented by Martin Holzwarth of the TÜV NORD CERT GmbH. With this award Nuremberg Tech takes the national and international lead. Other national but also international universities and colleges will follow this clear signal in the educational landscape.
DIN EN ISO 9001 and system accreditation: What’s it all about?
In March 2018, the process of the certification was successfully initiated. During a long assessment of the quality management, the Nuremberg Tech proved themselves successful in the process of certification realized by the TÜV NORD CERT GmbH. This process is a globally recognized standard that puts high requirements on an effective quality management of businesses. Because of the neutrality and usability for many sectors e.g. the industrial and economical sector as well as educational businesses, the certificate creates a comparability on a higher level. In the case of Nuremberg Tech TÜV NORD especially examined the structured processes of the university's administration and the processes of the studies and teachings.
In addition to the ISO 9001 certification, the Nuremberg Tech successfully completed the certification for the system accreditation. It was verified that suitable criteria, procedural and decision rules for the accreditation of the courses of studies exist. In addition to this, an internal system of quality management had to be implemented and used, especially in studies and teaching in terms of the bachelor and master degrees. The structures and processes that allow the participants to reach qualification targets and thereby the high quality of the courses of studies have been considered.
Process of the certification of Nuremberg Tech
The chancellor of Nuremberg Tech, Andrea Gerlach-Newman, made it clear that the foundation for this success has already been laid years ago.
The following steps preceded the achievement:
- In 2010, the university established the quality management.
- In March 2018, the process of certification for ISO 9001 was completed.
- At the same time the first check for the system accreditation took place. Evaluators inspected the quality management of Nuremberg Tech.
In 2019, it is planned to complete the combined procedure of the two certifications. For this purpose, several evaluators will visit Nuremberg Tech to finish the second part of the certificate.
After its completion of the certificate Nuremberg Tech will be the first university in Germany that earns and deserves the certification of ISO 9001 and system accreditation.