Academic environment

HVL shall develop the competence and capacity to become a university with a professional and labour market profile.This will be ensured through strategic competence development and targeted recruitment, where we will further develop a strong professional and academic environment for education, research and administration.

In conjunction with the establishment of study programmes, periodic evaluations and the yearly follow-up of study programmes, the University will assess the academic and professional community at HVL related to each individual study programme.

The faculty’s overall assessment of the academic environment with comments related to the study programme at the competency level of associate professor, professor or docent will be part of the 

  • faculty’s assessment of the programme portfolio
  • work on the next academic year’s plans and
  • measures related to recruitment and competence enhancement

Educational competence is also a part of the faculty management’s assessment of quality, and a factor in the assessment of the programme portfolio at the institution.

Strategic competence enhancement includes systems for the competence enhancement of staff members, education management and administrative personnel. This includes pedagogical, didactic, digital and practical training competence.